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asell Leaves 



VOL. LXXIX 



DECEMBER, 1953 



NO. 1 




STUDENTS WITH MORE THAN ONE RELATIVE AMONG THE ALUMNAE 
Front row, I. to r.: Judy Stone '54, Joanne Larsen '55 and Pat Flett '54. Back row: 
Molly Snitwongse '54, Priscilla Van Dine '54, Jean Mills '55, Nancy Kerr '55 and 

Janet Carlson '55. 
(See top of page 3 for details on relationships.) 



Published by Lasell Alumnae, Inc. 

lege 

AUBURNDALl . MAS 



President : 

First 
Vice-President: 

Second 
Vice-President: 

Recording 
Secretary : 

Corresponding 
Secretary : 

Treasurer : 

Assistant 
Treasur 

Alumnae Clubs 

Advisor: 

Directors: 



Scholarship 
Comm. Chm. 



LASELL ALUMNAE, INC. 

Member of American Alumni Council 

Officers and Directors 

1953-54 

Dorothy Inett Ta (Mrs. Lloyd D.) 

320 Highland St., Worcester (6-3015) 

Ruth Turner Crosby '42 (Mrs. Richard A.) 
37 Frederick St., Newtonville (La 7-8423) 

Mildred Birchard Pentheny '38 (Mrs. Wm. A, Jr. 
Dwight Rd., Holly Hill, Marshneld (765) 
Marion Kingdon Farnum '29 (Mrs. Earl W.) 

20 Linda Ave., Auburn (8085) 

Elsie Bigwood Cooney x-'20 (Mrs. Harold J.) 

21 Victor Ave., Wor< 84) 
Antoinette Meritt Smith 23 (Mrs. Wilder I 
393 Broadway, Cambridge (Ki 7-3667) 

Olive Boynton Garron '38 (Mrs. Layton S.) 
- 12 Rockridge Rd., Waltham (5-1044-W) 

Louise Tardivel Higgins '37 (Mrs. Chas. A., Jr.) 
89 Woodland Rd., Auburndale (De 2-2272) 

Priscilla Alden Wolfe '19 (Mrs. Leonard P.) 
Box 854, New Hampton, N. H. (Bristol 4-5746) 

Barbara Ordway Brewer '35 (Mrs.) 
19 Fern St., Auburndale (De 2-4591) 

Edythe Cummings Mileikis '37 (Mrs. J. C.) 
830 Commonwealth Ave., Newton Centre 

(Bi 4-5033) 
Elizabeth Danker Trenholm '41 (Mrs. F. D.) 
1 Alba Rd, Wellesley Hills (We 5-3483-R) 

Ruth Sullivan Lodge '40 (Mrs. H. T.) 
17 Hemlock Rd, Newton Upper Falls 

(De 2-2046) 
Clara Dietz Rosenburg '30 (Mrs. Lester F.) 
338 Clinton Rd, Brookline (As 7-4869) 



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Assistant: 

Business Manager: 



Priscilla Win 

Barbara Ordway Brewer 

Antoinette Meritt Smith 






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Vol. LXXIX 



DECEMBER, 1953 



No. 1 




CONTENTS 

Lasell Enrollment 1953-54 .... 2 

America Viewed from the East 

by Mallika Snitwongse '54 ... 5 

Mrs. Cousins has Hawaiian Holiday 8 

Faculty News 10 

Lasell Alumnae, Inc 13 

Club News 14 

Class News 19 

In Memoriam 48 






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Deadline schedule for Class and Club Secretaries, Student and Guest writers: 

December issue — October 1 
March issue — January 1 
June issue — April 1 

September issue — July 1 



Published Quarterly by the Lasell Alumnae, Inc., Lasell Junior College, Auburndale, 
Mass. Entered as second-class matter at the Boston, Mass., Post Office. Acceptance for 
mailing at special rate of postage provided for in Section 1103, Act of October 3, 1917, 
authorized on October 28, 1918. Subscription $300 Per Year Included in the Annual 
Alumnae Fund Contribution. Single copies of this bulletin may be obtained for 75 cents 
each. 



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LASELL ENROLLMENT 1953-54 . . . . 




GRANDDAUGHTERS AND DAUGHTERS OF ALUMNAE 
Front row, I. to r.: Judy Stone '54, Pat Flett '54, Sally Sherman '55, and Barbara 
Wilson '54. Back row: Jean Kellner '55, Joanne Larsen '55, Ann Azadian '55, 
Nancy Legare '55, Marion Nutter '55, Ann Harris '55 and Marguerite Chandler '54. 



Once again our Alma Mater has opened the school year with a record enroll- 
ment — 567 students (254 seniors and 313 freshmen). They represent 17 states 
as well as the District of Columbia, 2 U. S. Possessions, and 4 foreign countries, 
as follows: 



Mass. 


235 


New York 


89 


Conn. 


76 


New Jersey 


67 


R. I. 


22 


New Hampshire 


19 


Maine 


14 


Vermont 


14 


Ohio 


6 


Penn. 


6 


Illinois 


3 


Delaware 


2 


Maryland 


2 


e curricula in which 


the 


Secretarial 


180 


Medical Sec. 


94 


Retailing 


93 


Liberal Arts 


52 


Art 


29 


Home Econ. 


27 


Child Study 


23 



Arkansas 


1 


Michigan 


1 


Minnesota 


1 


West Va. 


1 


D. C. 


1 


Hawaii 


1 


Puerto Rico 


1 


Bermuda 


1 


Colombia, S. A. 


1 


Iraq 


1 


Thailand 


2 



567 



Pre-Clinical 


21 


Pre-Nursing 


4 


Dramatics 


3 


Gen'l. Acad. 


10 


General 


31 



567 



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Of these 567 girls, there are 67 who have relatives among the alumnae, 
particular note are the following (see picture on front cover) : 



Of 



Five relatives: Pat Flett '54. Mother, 
Mabel Rutledge Flett x-'21; aunt, 
Edith Hadley McLean '24; cous- 
ins, Louise McLean Koeniger 
'43 and Joan Carroll McLean '50; 
and sister, Jo-an Flett x-'53. 

Four relatives'. Joanne Lars en '55. 
Mother, Gwendolyn Murray Lar- 
sen '34; aunts, Marguerite Mur- 
ray Bean '24 and Irene Murray 
Pettapiece x-'29; and cousin, 
Nancy Bean Lord '50. 
Judith Stone '54. Great aunt, the 
late Florence Tower '74-' 77; 
grandmother, the late Lillian 
Hall Sanjiyan '87-'88; aunt, Ma- 
bel Eager '80-'89; and sister, 
Vicky Stone Leary '49. 



Three relatives: Janet Carlson '55. 
Cousins, Janice Donavan Neal '40, 
Mary Eliz. Donavan Hoover x- 
42 and Carryl Donavan Fulton 
x-'45. 

Jean Mills '55. Cousins, Joan 
Mills Barry '44, Virginia Mills 
x-'46 and Dorothy Mills '50. 

Two relatives: Molly Snitwongse '54. 
Sisters, Sarapee Snitwongse '52 
and Kitty Snitwongse x-'54. 

Nancy Kerr '55. Aunt, Arlene 
Kerr Sonnabend '36; and cousin, 
Jane Berlin '48. 

Priscilla Van Dine '54. Aunt, 
Edith Thorpe Van Dine '27; and 
cousin, Barbara Van Dine '53. 



The summary of the relationships is as follows: 



2 grandmothers 

9 mothers 
28 sisters 

4 sisters-in-law 
14 aunts 
27 cousins 

84 relationships 

The grandmothers are: 

The late Martha Fowler Sherman '84- 
'86 (Sally Sherman '55) 

The late Lillian Hall Sanjiyan '87-'88 
(Judith Stone '54) 

Mothers 

Marguerite Hardy Chandler '20 (Mar- 
guerite Chandler '54) 

Alice Libbey Legare '25 (Nancy Le- 
gare '55) 

Marjorie Lovering Harris '22 (Ann 
Harris '55) 

Gwendolyn Murray Larsen '34 (Jo- 
anne Larsen '55) 

Mabel Rutledge Flett x-'21 (Pat Flett 
'54) 

Mary Ryder Azadian 
Azadian '55) 

Mildred Strain Nutter 
Nutter '55) 

Kellner 



x-'l4 



'17 



Jessie Taylor 

Kellner '55) 
Alberta Wight Wilson 

Wilson '54) 



(Ann 
(Marion 
x-'29 (Jean 
'25 (Barbara 



Sisters 
Nancy Barnstead Leland '52 (Sally 

Barnstead '54) 
Marilyn Bray x-'54 (Nancy Bray '55) 
Nancy Chase '53 (Carolyn Chase '55) 
Margaret Dandurand Keyes '48 (Ju- 
dith Dandurand '54) 
Jo-an Flett x-'53 (Patricia Flett '54) 
Nancy Hayden '49 (Mary Hayden 

'54) 
Katherine Kavanagh '47 (Helen Kav- 

anagh '55) 
Bette Jane Kenneally '53 (Carol Ken- 

neally '55) 
Catherine Lochiatto Rich '48 (Rose- 
marie Lochiatto '54) 
Shirley Moulton DeVore '50 (Carol 

Moulton '54) 
Nina Nutt Ratner '52 (Bernice Nutt 

'55) 
Barbara Palmer x-'50 (Suzanne Palmer 

'54) 
Jean Phillips Canning '43 (Martha 

Phillips '54) 
Margaret Pikaart '51 (Dorothy Pik- 

aart '54) 
Marie Piotti '52 (Marjorie Piotti '55) 
Bernice Rowe x-'49 (Drusilla Rowe 

•55) 
Jeanne Sanders '51 (Marilyn Sanders 

'55) 



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Barbara Schardt Wertz '47 (Nancye 

Schardt '54) 
Barbara Schoppy '51 (Hazel Schoppy 

'55) 
Jean Schuster '51 (Barbara Schuster 

'55) 
Carolyn Shailer '49 (Maroah Shailer 

'54) 
Kitty x-'54 and Sarapee Snitwongse 

'52 (Molly Snitwongse '54) 
Marcia Staats Lusardi '51 (Carol 

Staats '54) 
Vicky Stone Leary '49 (Judith Stone 

'54) 
Carmen Welch '50 (Janet Welch '54) 
Carol Weldon Leahy '51 (Suzanne 

Weldon '55) 
Jean Wormuth Craig '49 (Nancy 

Wormuth '54) 

Sisters-in-law 
Elaine Capone Hixon '47 (Judith 

Hixon '54) 
Audrey Cooper Noyes '48 (Elizabeth 

Noyes '54) 
Marguerite Gately Ellis '43 (Sandra 

Ellis '55) 
Polly Ann Martini Everett x-'49 (Mary 

Everett '55) 

Aunts 
Marjorie Borden Hay ward '40 (Adri- 

anne Borden '54) 
Ruth Downs Schwartz x-'17 (great 

aunt) (Doris Trumbull '54> 
Mabel Eager '80-'89 (Judith Stone 

'54) 
Maxine Gaddis Senge '42 (Joanne 

Kestle '54) 
Edith Hadley McLean '24 (Patricia 

Flett '54 ) 
Margaret Hedden Congleton x-'25 

(Mary Jane Tidman '55) 
Arlene Kerr Sonnabend '36 (Nancy 

Kerr '55) 
Christine Lalley Sullivan '23 (Betty 

Lalley '55) 
Irene Murray Pettapiece x-'29 and 

Marguerite Murray Bean '24 (Jo- 
anne Larsen '55) 
Belle Swainson Howe '39 (Nancy 

Rhodes '54) 
Edith Thorpe Van Dine '27 (Pris- 

cilla Van Dine '54) 



The late Florence Tower '74-' 77 
(great aunt) (Judith Stone '54) 

Louise Visel Redfield '37 (Sally Vi- 
sel '55) 

Cousins 

Nancy Bean Lord '50 (Joanne Larsen 
'55) 

Jane Berlin '48 (Nancy Kerr '55) 

Joan Carroll McLean '50 (Patricia 
Flett '54) 

Dorothy Charlton Greely '35 (Mary 
Hornlein '54) 

Gertrude Dana Gordon '16 (Elinor 
Dana '55) 

Ruth Deremer Callard '42 (Susan 
Sherrill '55) 

Constance DiPietro Lenge '46 (Jo- 
Anne DiPietro '55) 

Carryl Donavan Fulton x-'45, Janice 
Donavan Neal '40 and Mary Eliz. 
Donavan Hoover x-'42 (Janet Carl- 
son '55) 

Carre Fuller Eldridge x-'07 (Lenore 
Fuller '54) 

Lois Hutchinson '51 (Beverly Kimball 
'55) 

Doris Lindh (H.S. '38-'39) (Marilyn 
Hand '55) 

Helen McCulloch Beight '52 (Mary 
McCulloch '54) 

Louise McLean Koeniger '43 (Pa- 
tricia Flett '54) 

Dorothy Mills '50, Joan Mills Barry 
'44 and Virginia Mills x-'46 (Jean 
Mills '55) 

Joanne Monahan '51 (Marcia Har- 
rington '55) 

Margaret Olson '50 (Janet Olson 
'54) 

Isabel Pollard Olsen '45 (Elizabeth 
Lachance '54) 

Bernice Schanberg Peachy x-'38 (Dor- 
othy Schanberg '54) 

Doris Shehadi '33 (Barbara Shehadi 
'54) 

Nancy Smith Hilton '44 (Elizabeth 
Shaw '54) 

Mary Eliz. Thomas Neal '29 (Sally 
Spicer '55) 

Barbara Van Dine '53 (Priscilla Van 
Dine '54) 

Betty Lou Woodward '49 (Lois Wood- 
ward '54) 



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AMERICA VIEWED FROM THE EAST .... 

by Mallika Snitwongse '54 



In the summer issue of The Quill, the magazine published quarterly by the 
students of Lasell, the following article appears and should be of interest to all 
of you. As the introductory statement says, "An intelligent little Siamese holds 
the mirror up to America and gives us a brief look at ourselves — and it's a re- 
freshingly candid and critical view." Mallika (better known to the students as 
"Molly") is one of the Lasell "relatives" pictured on the front cover. 



I am a foreigner, a Siamese who has 
come to America. That seems to be very 
strange to the American people, for 
those who found out that I am Siamese 
instead of Chinese, as they thought, 
have put thousands of questions to me. 
By these questions I know that some 
are really very interested to know 
about Siam, while some are just curi- 
ous. I am amazed to hear educated 
people ask, for instance, "Do you use 
cars in Siam?" 

I did not expect American people 
to know much about Siam, which is 
a very small, unnoticed, and unheard 
of country. I take it as a joke when 
I hear such questions, instead of get- 
ting angry. I laugh because I under- 
stand why they ask such questions. For 
they have never heard about Siam, and 
since this country is crowded with mil- 
lions of cars, Americans have strange 
ideas that some countries might not 
like to use them. 

I have had chances to talk to many 
American people, and I have enjoyed 
talking to them. They really wanted to 
know something and learn something, 
and at the same time they gave me an 
education by questioning and answer- 
ing me. I am glad to learn that there 
are lots of people like this in Amer- 
ica. Maybe this is one of many rea- 
sons that makes me like this country. 
For there are still many people who 
are educated in theory and yet un- 
educated in mentality. They have slow 
development of common sense. Such 
people are everywhere. 

During the Christmas vacation, I 
went to West Virginia and stayed 
there with one of my friends. I had 




Mallika Snitwongse '54 

lots of fun; the people there were so 
very nice and friendly that I shall re- 
member them forever. They did not 
let the idea of my being a Siamese 
bother them at all. They gave me as 
warm a welcome as anybody could. I 
was not busy answering questions about 
the Siamese as I expected. I relaxed 
and had a very good time, and did not 
even have to bother to answer some of 
the silly questions which always tend to 
come up. 

When our vacation had almost end- 
ed, I was introduced to a lady who lived 
there. She was one of the most inter- 



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esting persons I had ever met. She used have different cultures. The Americans 
to travel all over the country and give can use their money to build modern 
speeches about history and world af- buildings, hospitals, schools. They can 
fairs. That night we sat and talked use their money to change some things, 
about almost everything concerning the but they will never be able to change 
world. Finally, she asked me about another's culture, or what others have 
Siam, and of what is going on over believed in for ages and ages, 
there. I told her that Siam is the only America now is a leading country of 
country in the Far East that still has the world. The Americans want to 
peace and that our country is against give their best to other countries. They 
communism. She asked if I had seen build modern buildings in other coun- 
the play, The King and I. She had seen tries; at the same time they build in- 
it and enjoyed it very much. Then the feriority complexes in the people's 
conversation began. In my opinion, I minds. That means in another way that 
had enjoyed The King and I, but still I those people could not help themselves, 
was against it. Why? I have an idea The people know it is true, yet they 
that Americans do not understand us as have an inferiority complex. And of 
well as they may understand other coun- course they would not like those who 
tries. Many Americans keep asking me gave them that complex ! 
why are they helping other countries in Recently, I read an article in a news- 
spending their own money sending food paper written by Marguerite Higgins, 
to help them. But they do not appreci- w ho wrote about the kings and head 
ate what these countries do for them, ministers of the Far East. What she 
I had never known why, but as I am a wrote should be considered as her indi- 
foreigner, I have a different culture and vidual point of view, yet in the foreign- 
way of living. I do think I know why, e r's eyes, she is the representative of the 
though what I think may be wrong, for American people. What they will say 
I have never answered any such ques- is not that Miss Higgins wrote that, 
tions. but that the Americans say thus and 

Why do South Americans turn up so. 

their noses when they see a North The article is about what she has 

American? Why did the Chinese be- seen in the Far East. Her American 

come communists when at that time the ways of expressing thoughts and telling 

Americans were helping them a great things are very amusing from the 

deal? Why didn't the Siamese like the American point of view. But it almost 

play The King and 1, when their king's comes to a boiling point for the people 

story is a big hit on Broadway ? Why ? j n those countries when they read and 

Why? and Why? find out that their respected people be- 

I would say that I know the Ameri- come wine experts, and the Siamese 

can people quite well. I understand King becomes a jazz composer who 

their culture, their feelings, their be- looks rather funny in his ceremonial 

lief in freedom and their independent costumes. What she wrote may be the 

thought and actions. The Americans truth, but there are people who do not 

are very frank, and they look at the like anyone to make jokes of the people 

world in an amusing way. They want they respect, even if it is true. What 

other people to laugh like them, to be they want to hear is not that Nehru is a 

happy like them. That is why they are wine expert but that he is a smart prime 

helping other countries now. They for- minister. 

get one thing. Even if the people are In the play The King and I, the 
born equal, they are not born alike. American authors make our most re- 
People believe in different things; they spected King of the Chackri Monarchy 



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Better known as "Molly" 

a musical comedy figure. They let him 
act like a comedian, singing a funny 
song and dancing in a funny way. It is 
really very amusing to American eyes, 
but it is something else to the Siamese. 
The way the American people feel to- 
ward "Ike" or Truman is not the way 
we feel toward our King. The American 
makes jokes and draws cartoons of his 
president; we do the same thing to our 
government officials, but never to the 
King. It is not the Americans that are to 
blame. They live half a world from the 
Far East. They never have had a king, 
nor a royal family. The Americans 
never know how we feel toward our 
king. They write everything with free- 
dom because they are born with it, 
while at the same time they give the 
idea of misusing that freedom. To 
make it clear, I should say that no one 
will ever want their privacy to be ex- 
posed in any way. That is how we feel 
about our royal privacy. 

As it is said, "Little drops of water 
make a mighty ocean." A very little' 
misunderstanding the American is mak- 
ing today makes a big impression as days 
go by. When they keep on doing it 



over and over again, the impression will 
increase. It is funny that when a 
grownup girl is crying for sympathy her 
mother does not understand her, though 
the answer is so simple. It is only be- 
cause she wants others to understand 
her, and thus has completely forgotten 
to ask herself whether she ever tried to 
understand others or not. The girl has 
never understood her mother; that is 
why she is complaining about her. 
What the Americans need to give other 
countries should really be what these 
countries want. The Mexican people 
like to walk on their narrow brick roads 
and sit in front of their houses in the 
evening watching the sun go down. 
But what will they feel when a high 
modern building is put up and they are 
not able to watch the sun any more? 
Their sentimentality is destroyed; a con- 
crete road is built with cars running by. 
There is no siesta any more. The 
Chinese did not understand why the 
Americans sent weapons to their gov- 
ernment to fight against the communists 
when what they wanted was not weap- 
ons but food. I am only a young stu- 
dent who has little knowledge about 
such things. I am just looking for the 
facts to answer the word Why. I do not 
say what I have written is right or ac- 
ceptable. I wrote it as a representative 
of another nationality whose citizens I 
have met and talked with. I could not 
help thinking to myself that a part of 
what the Americans are doing now is 
like what a Siamese poem expresses 
when translated: "Write with your 
hand and erase with your own feet." 
What I am wondering now is, who does 
not understand whom ? 

The pleasures of the senses pass 
quickly; those of the heart become sor- 
rows; but those of the mind are with 
us even to the end of our journey. 



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MRS. COUSINS HAS HAWAIIAN HOLIDAY 



One of the biggest events in the lives 
of Mrs. Jeanne Cousins (Lasell's dance 
instructor since 1945 and well-remem- 
bered director of the Centennial Pag- 
eant) and her 15-year-old son, Larry, 
was their very memorable summer trip 
to Honolulu to visit Mrs. Cousins' col- 
lege roommate. They left by plane 
from Logan Airport on August 1st, 
stopped briefly in Cleveland and Chi- 
cago, and landed in Los Angeles. They 
then toured the West Coast (including 
a visit to International Studios where 
they met Jeff Chandler and Rhonda 
Fleming on the set of Yankee Pasha) 
and parts of Mexico. 

Again Mrs. Cousins and Larry 
boarded a plane and flew across the 
ocean to Honolulu. From the airport 
they went to the Halekulani hotel — not 
a typical hotel as we think of them, but 
a cluster of tiny bungalows on the beach 
at Waikiki. Every morning Mrs. 
Cousins took Hula lessons at the 
Beamer Studios which were originally 
conducted by Mrs. P. C. Beamer, mother 
of "Babe" Beamer Dahlberg '37. Two 
cousins are now continuing Mrs. Beam- 
er's well-known work in the interpreta- 
tion of Hawaiian dances and songs. 
Babe's Lasell friends will always pleas- 
antly remember her and her mother, for 
during the spring term of Babe's senior 
year, Mrs. Beamer was in Auburndale 
and contributed much of her time and 
skill in presenting native song and dance 
programs. 

During the Cousins' stay in Hono- 
lulu, they both participated in the 
island's famous surfing and outrigger 
canoeing in the glorious 75 to 80 degree 
temperature. Yet with the warmth of 
the day the trade winds were always 
blowing and not even once did the rain 
spoil the sunlight. Of course, maybe 
three or four times during a day as one 
walked along the street a fine mist 
would moisten the brow, but in Hon- 
olulu this is considered as "pine- 
apple juice." 

Many evenings were spent attend- 



ing native feasts at which Mrs. Cous- 
ins and Larry sat on the ground and 
ate native dishes. One of the most 
impressive visits made on the island 
was to Pearl Harbor. Here they saw 
the pass in the mountains where the 
enemy planes came through and 
bombed Pearl Harbor. A highly im- 
pressive sight is the battleship Ari- 
zona which remains at the bottom of 
the harbor with the bodies of 1,000 
seamen still aboard. This has now 
been made into a national shrine. 

One of the mysteries of this very 
active volcanic group of islands is 
its fresh water spring within the sea. 
While riding one day, Mrs. Cousins 
was questioned as to whether she 
would care for a drink of water and 
was told to drink from the sea. Stat- 
ing she did not want to drink salt 
water, she was quickly corrected and 
told that when a wave comes in, the 
water cannot be drunk, but as the 
wave recedes a fresh water spring 
bubbles up out of the sea and one 
can drink as much as possible before 
the next wave rolls in. 

On the big island — Hawaii — Mrs. 
Cousins and Larry climbed Mauna 
Loa and walked on one of the crater 
floors. Portions of the volcano are 
still very active with steam jetting out 
of the fissures. One can travel for 
nine miles cross-country and see noth- 
ing but lava extending for 35 miles 
down to the sea. One beach is cov- 
ered with black sand and another with 
green sand, caused by the lava flow. 

Mrs. Cousins says the Hawaiians are 
the happiest, gentlest, cleanest people 
one could hope to meet. In the day 
time women wear "muumuus," which 
are sack-like Mother Hubbards de- 
signed by the first missionaries. Their 
evening dress is called a Holoku on 
which which there is attached a train 
that is carried over the arm when 
dancing. 

Highlighting her trip was a lunch- 



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eon given at the Royal Hawaiian visited an aunt and three cousins of 
Hotel by the Lasell alumnae who are Mrs. Cousins whom she had never 
either natives or temporary residents seen before. They also went to China- 
of Honolulu. Those present were: town, the Top of the Mark, Fisher- 
Eleanor Roberts Dickinson x-'23, Eliza- man's Wharf, the Golden Gate and 
beth Ruddle Spiegel x-'43, Eloise Oakland Bridges. The next stop was 
Chang Wong '47, Dorothea Chung Denver where they hired a car and 
'47, Harriet Markham McNamara toured the ghost towns and Central 
x-'48, and Mrs. Cousins. City before returning home again 
Mrs. Cousins and Larry left Hawaii after a wonderful 14,000-mile trip 
on a night flight to San Francisco and by air. 



LASELL'S FIRST CENTURY 

1851 - 1951 

by 
Ruth Hopkins Spooner '23 



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FACULTY NEWS . . . . 



We are pleased to welcome the 
following six people as new members 
of the Lasell faculty: 

Miss Carol G. Ashley of Attleboro, 
Mass., is an instructor in Art. She 
attended Syracuse Universty and the 
Rhode Island School of Design and 
received a B.F.A. degree. She has 
traveled and studied in Mexico and 
her experience includes establishing 
and maintaining a designing and dress- 
making studio. Here at Lasell she is 
teaching Color, Line and Design for 
the Retailing students, and Fashion I 
and II in the studio. 

Miss Frances Atwood of Waltham, 
Mass., is our new Librarian. Miss 
Atwood received a B.S. from Simmons 
College, and has held the positions of 
Senior Assistant at the Waltham Pub- 
lic Library, Chief Librarian at the 
Veterans' Hospital in Rutland Heights, 
Mass., and Assistant Librarian at 
Northeastern University. 

Miss Sylvia Brown also attended 
Simmons College, earning an S.B. in 
Home Economics there. Her home is 
in Danvers, Mass., and she was an in- 
structor in the Junior-Senior High 
School in Lee, Mass., for one year, 
and now is teaching Clothing I, Chlid 
Development and Dietetics here at 
Lasell. 

Miss Margaret Flint received a 
B.F.A. degree from the Massachusetts 
School of Art, an M. Ed. degree from 
Teachers College, City of Boston, and 
she has spent three years doing free 
lance fashion work. Her home is in 
Brighton, Mass. She is now teaching 
Advertising I and II and General, and 
Drawing and Design I. 

Mrs. Zoe Plauth of Boston, Mass., 
earned her A.B. from the University 
of California, and has also attended 
the Hofmann School of Fine Arts, 
Harvard University, and has received 
instruction at the University of Mex- 
ico and the Sorbonne in France. Her 
experience has included the painting 




Mrs. Eleanor Tedesco 

Instructor in 

Secretarial Science 

of adults at the University of Califor- 
nia and in her own studio in New 
York City, lecturing at Vesper George 
School in Boston, teaching painting for 
adults at the Chelsea YMCA, giving 
instruction in arts and crafts at the 
South End Settlement House in Boston 
and instructing at the Junior High 
School in Billerica, Mass. At Lasell 
she is teaching Art History, Interior 
Decoration I and II, Drawing Analy- 
sis, Lettering and Poster Techniques. 

Mrs. Eleanor Tedesco comes from 
Jackson Heights, N. Y. She received 
a B.S. degree from Cedar Crest Col- 
lege in Allentown, Penn., and an Ed. 
M. degree from Boston University. 
She has taught for two years at Eliza- 
bethtown College in Pennsylvania and 
for one year at the Carmel High 
School in Carmel, N. Y. She teaches 
Shorthand and Typing. 

In the September issue of the 
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don. In 1950 Mr. Ward became the 
janitor and general maintenance man- 
ager of Winslow Hall. Because of 
poor health, he has now retired to his 
home in South China, Me. He will 
be remembered by many for his timely 
and typical Maine witticisms which 
were always forthcoming, even after 
a long day from early morning until 
late hours of a special prom or other 
entertainment held in Winslow Hall. 
We would like to express our appre- 
ciation to him for being so faithful, 
and also so cheerful! 




Nancy (2%) and Johnny (9 mos.), 

children of 

Hope Kibbe Moulton 

(in July 1953) 



the staff who would not return to 
campus this fall. We are sorry in- 
deed to have to add to that list the 
name of Mr. Albert Ward, for he has 
been a loyal helper for many years 
throughout the past. Mr. Ward 
originally came to Lasell around 1919 
with Mr. Charles F. Towne who was 
directing Camp Teconnet on China 
Lake in Maine. Mr. Towne became 
Associate Principal of Lasell at that 
time, and he conducted Camp Tecon-- 
net as a summer camp for Lasell. Mr. 
Ward worked as a houseman at Wood- 
land Park and helped Mr. Towne at 
the camp in the summertime. Mr. 
Towne left in 1926 and at the same 
time Mr. Ward returned to his broth- 
er's farm in China, Me., where he 
stayed until about 1937 when he came 
back to Lasell as houseman at Brag- 



Married: Dr. Elizabeth Kingsbury 
(Sci. '36-'42) to Mr. Elmer R. Fried- 
mann, in September. After a motor 
trip to Vermont and New Hampshire, 
Mr. and Mrs. Friedmann are making 
their home in Foxboro, Mass. Mr. 
Friedmann is employed by the Fox- 
boro Company which makes parts for 
precision instruments. 



Other News: We are sorry to report 
that Miss Margaret Rand (Hist. 
'04-'19, Dean '38-'44) has recently 
had to return to the Peterboro (N. H.) 
Hospital. Lasell friends send their sin- 
cerest wishes for a speedy recovery. 

In October Mrs. Hope Kibbe Moul- 
ton (Physiol. '43-'48, Field Secy. 
'48-'49) made a visit to Auburndale 
with daughter Nancy and stayed with 
Mrs. Ruth Lindquist (Chem. '44- ) 
and Miss Muriel McClelland (Phys. 
Ed. '29- ). She visited many old 
familiar corners of the campus with 
her energetic and lively three-year-old 
daughter. 

While visiting the Albany Lasell 
Club in New York, Mrs. Jeanne 
Cousins (Dance instructor '45- ) 
was pleased to find among those pres- 
ent Mrs. Virginia Carter Neagle 
(Art '44-'47). Mrs. Neagle is fine 
and seems to be enjoying life in that 
part of the country. 

Miss Ebba Hallberg (Nurse '38-'43 



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and '49-'51) has been seen on or near 
the Lasell campus various times this 
year as she is now working at Dana 
Hall and seems to be enjoying it very 
much. 

This fall Mrs. Marian Krissinger 
Berlin (Phys. Ed. '48-'51) has moved 
to Snyder, N. Y., as the life insurance 
company for which her husband works 
transferred him to Buffalo from Hart- 
ford. 

A note from "Esso" Sosman '36 



(Alum. Secy. '39-'47) in September 
reports that she and Peggy Jones 
Howry '38 (Asst. Diet. '40-'43 and 
'45-'47) entertained Hildur Rebstad 
Johnson (Asst. Diet. '39-'42) and her 
husband, Alan, at Peg's new home in 
La Mesa, Calif. The Johnsons now 
have three daughters : Gerry Lou (9) , 
Janie Marie (3), and Joyce Elaine 
(9 mos.). They live at 13627 Flat- 
bush Ave., Norwalk, Calif., and Al. 
works for Goodyear. 




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Winslow Hall in natural color ! ! 
Stain-proof. Individually boxed. 

$3.50 each 

Matching desk baskets — $2.25 each 

Order direct from: 

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LASELL ALUMNAE, INC. 



Important Dates 
Saturday, March 6th — Midwinter 
Luncheon of the Boston Club, 
University Club, 40 Trinity PL 
(Copley Sq.), Boston. (Further 
details will be announced later) 
Friday & Saturday, March 26 & 27 — 
Lasell's Sixth Annual Alumnae 
Council Meeting, for Class Agents 
and Club representatives. Guest 
speaker will be Miss Kathryn 
Moss, Exec. Secy, of the Alumnae 
Association, Connecticut College 
for Women. 
Saturday, June 5 — Alumnae Day, Re- 
unions ! 

1894's 60th 

1899's 55th 

1904's 50th 

1909's 45th 

1914's 40th 

1919's 35th 

1924's 30th 

1929's 25th 

1934's 20th 

1939's 15th 

1944's 10th 

1949's 5th 

1953's 1st 



New Life Members 

We are pleased to welcome as Life 
Members of Lasell Alumnae, Inc., the 
following : 

Clara McLean Rowley '02 
Elinor Stevens Stockman '26 

From time to time we receive requests 
for information as to a Life Member- 
ship. Dues are $50, payable all at once 
or in five installments of $10 each at 
intervals of six months. Checks should 
be made payable to Lasell Alumnae, Inc. 

June Table 

Lest you forget, the June Table will 
be functioning as usual this year. It's 
early yet, we know, but it's never too 
early to be thinking about what you're 
going to do for it — especially if you're 
a "hand-made article" specialist! 
Remember, small, useful things sell 
best! 



WE WELCOME TO OUR COLLECTION 

Four oil paintings given by the family of 

the late Florence E. Tower 

who took courses in painting at Lasell 

from 1874-77, from March to June of 1886, 

and from January to June of 1887. 

Two of these paintings were done by Miss Tower 

herself, one of which is now hung in the Bragdon 

front hall. The others are on exhibition in the 

Bragdon Studio. 



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CLUB NEWS . . 



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ALBANY 

Mrs. Edgar G. Schindler 

(Grace Douglass x-'12), President 

64 South Main Ave., Albany 3, N. Y. 

Mrs. Charles A. Robideau 

(Mary McAvoy '29), Corres. Secy. 

4 Pine Ave., Stop 35, Albany, N. Y. 

On Wednesday evening, September 16th, 
the Albany Club held a buffet supper and 
meeting at the home of Grace Douglass 
Schindler x-'12. Only twelve attended. 
Virginia White Wardwell '35 was named 
chairman of the Nominating Committee, 
the slate to be presented at our first regu- 
lar meeting of the year on Saturday, Octo- 
ber 17th, at Duncan's Inn, Shaker Rd. The 
social hour will begin at 12:30, followed 
by a luncheon. Mrs. Jeanne Cousins of 
Lasell will be the guest. 

BOSTON 

Mrs. Lauren W. Hawes 

(Rachel Whittemore '35), President 

9 Strathmore Rd., Brookline, Mass. 

Sally C. Hughes, Secretary 
102 Cabot St., Newton, Mass. 

Plans are under way, following two fall 
Board meetings, for the club's first fall proj- 
ect a movie for "little folks," to be held 
at Winslow Hall on November 28th. Post- 
ers will be placed in nearby schools and 
stores in order to publicize the event. Candy 
will be served. Admission, 25c, with free 
lollipops. The movies have been offered 
for presentation by the husband of Doro- 
thy Aseltine Wadsworth '26, and we are 
grateful to both for making the children's 
program possible. 

Adrienne E. Smith '23 will again act as 
chairman of the February Rummage Sale. 
As you will recall, funds from this event 
go towards the Scholarship Fund. 

Special Announcement: The Midwinter Re- 
union Luncheon date is set for Saturday, 
March 6th, at the University Club in Bos- 
ton. Further details later. 



Group 16: The members of Group 16 of 
the Boston Club held a meeting on Octo- 
ber 14th at 12:30 p.m. at the Towne Lyne 
House. A luncheon, followed by a "Hat 
Party" was the program for the day. Ten 
old-time hats were modeled, and the girls 
guessed where they were worn. The one 
with the most correct answers received a 
prize. Next ten new hats from Salem Mil- 



liner were shown, the girls guessed the 
price of each, and the one with the most 
correct answers for this group also received 
a prize. The first prize was won by Shirley 
Van Wart Dane '40, and the second prize 
by Edythe McKenzie Smith '42. Officers 
for Group 16 are: Dorothy Ballou Collier 
'24, Chairman; Edythe McKenzie Smith '42, 
Treasurer; Priscilla Richardson Morrill 
x-'42, Record. Secy.; Barbara Manning 
Roberts x-'43, Corres. Secy.; and Marcia 
Landick Desmond '47, Publicity Chm. 



The sixth annual cook-out held at the 
summer home of Mildred Strain Nutter '17 
in Pocasset on the Cape was held on Tues- 
day, August 11th. There were fourteen 
present at this regular Boston Club sum- 
mer get-together. Each guest contributed 
$1 to go toward the Building Fund and 
this year the sum of $15 was collected. We 
were again fortunate in having a perfect 
day for being out of doors. The swimming 
was wonderful for several of the girls, and 
the rest just relaxed and talked on the front 
porch. Mildred's repast left nothing to be 
desired, and it was with reluctance that 
we took our departure late in the after- 
noon. We all missed Phyllis Rafferty Shoe- 
maker '22 who had attended all the previ- 
ous outings, but, to show her that she was 
not forgotten, we sent her a telegram and 
we know that she was with us in spirit. 
The following Lasellites were present: 
Marian Beach Barlow '16, Marion Griffin 
Wolcott '16, Mabel Straker Kimball '16, 
Gertrude Allen '17, Helen Saunders '17, 
Mildred Strain Nutter '17, Barbara Mc- 
Lellan McCormick '18, Ruth Newcomb '18, 
Mildred Cary Eaton '18, Toni Meritt 
Smith '23, Mardi Silliman '27, Marion 
Nutter '55, and two friends of Lasell, Helen 
Gresley and Helen Linn. 

BRIDGEPORT 

Mus. William C. Burr 

(Sara Parsons '48), President 

136 Brookmere Dr., Fairfield, Conn. 

Jayne A. Gilmore x-'49, Secretary 
260 Buena Vista Rd., Bridgeport, Conn. 

Our first meeting of the fall was held 
September 16th at the home of Susan Cair- 
oli Peck '41, 23 Hilltop Dr., Southport. 
Plans for the coming meetings were dis- 
cussed and final details arranged for our 
Rummage Sale on September 22nd at the 
Olivet Church in Bridgeport. This is our 
second year for the sale and both affairs 
were successful. 



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Our next gathering will be a luncheon 
and fashion show to be held October 24th 
at the Yankee Drover Inn in Newtown. 
Fashions will be presented by the Swanny 
Shop of Fairfield and modeled by some of 
our alumnae. We all enjoyed the luncheon 
last September and are looking forward 
to the event this year. 

CLEVELAND 

Mrs. Kenneth E. King 

(Elaine Burrell '48), President 

11398 Royalton Rd., R.F.D. #1, 

Berea, Ohio 

Mrs. R. L. Phillips 

( Ellen Morris '49), Secretary 

1876 Langerdale Rd., South Euclid, Ohio 

On Saturday, September 19th, the Cleve- 
land Club met at Higbee's for their first 
meeting and luncheon of the new school 
year. Present were: Lois Hein Cooper '38, 
Barbara Clarkson Moody x-'38, Helen B. 
Bogert '40, Martha Kennedy Ingersoll '48, 
Sally Nolan Williams '42, Ada F. Patter- 
son '15, Helen Ferry Babcock x-'ll, Nancy 
Hugo Smith x-'07, Almira L. Shepard x-'18, 
Barbara Birnbaum Green '45, Virginia 
Rolfe Guy '45, Marjorie Churchill Cantor 
'29, Esther Joslyn Gross '35, Elaine Burrell 
King '48, and Ellen Morris Phillips '49. 

Elaine King, president, called the meet- 
ing to order. The minutes of the last meet- 
ing, March 28th, were read and approved. 
The treasurer announced that $168.85 had 
been made from the dessert-bridge held last 
May 23rd. It was decided to wait until 
after the first of the year for the donation 
to the Lasell Scholarship Fund. 

Plans for the dance to be held December 
19th with Stephens College were dis- 
cussed. Barbara Green, dance chairman, is 
working along with Elaine King, Marjorie 
Mosher Masch '46, and Barbara Moody to 
put over the dance. Another meeting will 
be held in November for final arrange- 
ments. Every member is anxious for this 
dance to be a huge success. 

Because of last year's successful "coffee 
hour," another one will be held January 
2nd for Lasell students, alumnae, and pros- 
pective students and their mothers. 

CONNECTICUT VALLEY 

Mary Lou Woodward '52, President 
829 Main St., East Hartford, Conn. 

Helen F. Hamilton '49, Secretary 
Fairview Dr., Elmwood, Conn. 

The annual meeting of the Connecticut 
Valley Club was held at the City Club in 



Hartford on October 1st. The usual half- 
hour get-together was held at 12:30 p.m., 
followed by luncheon at 1:00 p.m. We 
were very happy to have Mr. and Mrs. 
Wass as our guests. 

After the luncheon, a short business 
meeting was held and the following offi- 
cers were elected for the year 1953-54: 
Mary Lou Woodward '52, President; Pauline 
Coady '52, Vice President; Helen Hamilton 
'49, Secretary; Margaret Olson '50, Treasur- 
er; Edith Downey '34, Nominating Comm. 
Chm.; Helen Saunders '17, Honor Roll 
Chm.; Carolyn Shailer '49, Membership 
Chm.; Helen Burwell '33, Program Chm.; 
and Sally Swanson Dahlberg '35, Publicity 
Chm. 

A moment of silent prayer was given for 
three of our departed members: Laura 
Hale Tiger '16, Dorothy Merwin Brown 
'23, and Grace Holmes Stiles '92-'93. 

After the business meeting, we had a 
very interesting visit with Mr. Wass who 
described the many changes which are 
still taking place at Lasell. Those pres- 
ent at the meeting were: Helen Saunders 
'17, Dorothy Dale Smith x-T5, Marion 
Griffin Wolcott T6, Eleanor Ritchie '49, 
Ruth Conklin Anderson '39, Elsie Paulson 
Chapman '48, Bernice Rowe x-'49, Nancy 
Macdonough Jennings '49, Bertha Hayden 
King '03, Marguerite Slade Bolland x-'18, 
Mary Goodwin Olmsted '03, Helen Bur- 
well '33, Feme Smith Hodgins '21, Flor- 
ence Skinner Anderson x-T5, Phyllis Havi- 
land Hildebfandt '47, Arlene Havir Olson 
'46, Julia Case '32, Saunda Pease Taylor 
'45, Edith Abbott Chapman '19, Helen 
Hamilton '49, Mrs. Frances King Dolley 
(Fac. '08-T7), Harriette Case Bidwell '22, 
Maude Hayden Keeney '16, Florence Keen- 
ey Havens '48, Marilyn McGuire '52, Mar- 
jorie Norris Harris '46, Sally Swanson 
Dahlberg '35, Margaret Olson '50. and 
Helen Wahlquist Wolcott '25. 

EASTERN MAINE 

Mrs. Philip Sheridan 

(Julia Crafts '10), President 

Squaw Mountain Inn, Greenville Jet.. Me. 

Mrs. Edmund Y. Harvey 

(Gretchen Brett x-'34), Secretary 

Pleasant St., Greenville, Me. 

Our last meeting was held in June at 
the Tarratine Club in Bangor and was a 
luncheon meeting. We were indeed for- 
tunate in having Dean Rothenberger as 
our guest speaker and very much enjoyed 
her informal talk about improvements in 
curriculum and activities at Lasell. 

Julia Crafts Sheridan '10 was re-elected 
president, Gretchen Brett Harvey X-'34 .is 



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secretary, and Lydia Adams Godsoe '18 as 
treasurer. Among those attending the 
meeting were: Julia Crafts Sheridan '10, 
Gretchen Brett Harvey x-'34, Florence Wy- 
man '91-'92, Charlotte Ryder Hall '08, 
Ruth Butterfield Weeks '44, Gwendolyn 
Murray Larsen '34, Barbara Stover Van de 
Bogert, '33, Lydia Adams Godsoe '18, Flor- 
ence Rogers Hilton x-'09, Mary Frigge 
Teschner x-'38, Mary McAvey Miller '28, 
Sarah Hughes Forbes '03, Marguerite 
Houser Hamlin '19, Janis Houston '43, 
Esther Norcross Dougherty '18 and Helen 
Gray Porter x-'07. 

Our next meeting is to be held on Oc- 
tober 1st at the home of Charlotte Ryder 
Hall in Bangor. This will also be a 
luncheon meeting. 

MIAMI 

Mrs. Henry R. Shaffer 

(Lelah Cones x-'06), President 

1412 S. W. 13th St., Miami, Fla. 

Mrs. Merton E. Ober 
(Phoebe Haskell x-'17), Secretary 
829 Lake Dr., Miami Springs, Fla. 

Many girls were away so the September 
meeting was postponed. Now that October 
is arriving, thoughts are jumping around, 
all are thinking of fall festivities to come. 

Phoebe Haskell Ober x-'17 will have 
a Brunch Pool Party at her home on the 
2nd of the month. Ruth Watson Craig '40 
expects to bring her new one and only, 
Allen Leigh, II, a few months old. A new 
Lasell girl in Florida has contacted us, 
and are we glad. She is Martha Buffum '49 
who is teaching at the Unitarian Nursery 
School in So. Miami. Also Doris Alley 
Berney (W.P. '28-'30) has returned to 
Florida. She was active before leaving 
here and was one of the first organizers of 
the Miami Club. 

We were delighted to hear in June of 
Mildred Goodall Campbell's ('10) mar- 
riage to Mr. Russell Fairbanks, formerly 
of Springfield, Mass. After a wedding trip 
to Ponte Vedra, they will reside at Sea 
View Hotel Apts., Bal Harbour. 

NEW HAMPSHIRE 

Mrs. Bernard W. Corson 

(Martha Clark x-'44), President 

Box 161, Contoocook, N. H. 

Mrs. William F. Chamberlain 
(Jane Norwell '43), Secretary 
Box 146, Contoocook, N. H. 

The New Hampshire Club held its 
spring meeting at the Rumford Coffee 



House, Concord, on Saturday, April 25th. 
Thirteen members were present at this 
meeting. Barbara Cushing Jenkins '25, vice 
president, presided in the absence of our 
president, Martha Clark Corson x-'44. 

A short business meeting was held be- 
fore our luncheon during which Hazel 
Merritt Bliven '33 gave a resume of the 
Lasell Alumnae Council meetings, the aims 
and expectancies in regard to the club 
activities. Jane Norwell Chamberlain '43 
explained the Class Agent system, its goal 
and advantages in regard to the individual 
participation. Due to the absence of our 
secretary and treasurer-elect, it was de- 
cided to postpone election of officers un- 
til our fall meeting, to be held in Man- 
chester. 

Mrs. Kathleen Chandler of the New 
England Telephone System was our guest 
speaker. She gave us a most interesting 
talk and demonstration of "Voice Culture 
on the Telephone." 



NEW HAVEN 

Mrs. Alfred E. Kuehl, Jr. 

(Dorothy Page '48), President 

118 Harmon St., Hamden, Conn. 

Joyce E. Wardle '52, Secretary 
31 Hillcrest Rd., Orange, Conn. 

On September 21st, the New Haven Club 
held a general business meeting making 
plans for the ensuing year. With our an- 
nual tea, bridge, luncheon, picnic, as well 
as monthly meetings, 1953-54 should prove 
to be a busy year for the club. Among our 
future speakers will be Miss Constance 
Blackstock '09 (Fac. '24-'36), who is on 
leave from her missionary work in Paki- 
stan. Our tea will be held on January 3rd, 
the bridge on March 24th, and the spring 
luncheon will take place in May. 

Looking back to last year, we were 
pleased to note that our bridge-fashion 
show was largely attended and greatly en- 
joyed. At our May meeting an election 
of officers was held for the coming year, 
as follows: Dorothy Page Kuehl '48, Presi- 
dent; Barbara Ferns '51, Vice President; 
Joyce Wardle '52, Secretary; Nancy Skiff 
'33, Treasurer; Eleanora Wrinn '51, Pro- 
gram Chm.; and Barbara Batelli '51, Pub- 
licity Chm. On June 8th the club had its 
picnic. Thanks to a few flies and grazing 
cows, the affair turned out to be a per- 
fect picnic in the country. 

As a result of our fund-raising affairs 
and our club dues, we were able to con- 
tribute $100 to the Lasell Building Fund 
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nett, a young South African girl, to at- 
tend a missionary school. We are now 
looking forward to this year and are hop- 
ing to make it as interesting and as 
profitable as those in the past. 



NEW YORK 

Linda Heather '51, President 
11 Whitson St., Forest Hills, N. Y. 

Alice Stover '51, Secretary 
15 Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

New Jersey Division: The September 
meeting of the New Jersey Division of 
the Greater New York Lasell Club was 
held on September 22nd at the home of 
Ruth Hopkins Spooner '23 in Saddle River. 
A report was given on the teas held for 
prospective students and their mothers in 
early September. These teas were held at 
the home of Mrs. Thorne (mother of Shir- 
ley Thorne Taber '48) in Caldwell and 
Silvia Faccio '53 in West Englewood. La- 
sell movies and slides were shown. The 
teas were very successful and many pro- 
spective students, their mothers, seniors 
and alumnae attended. 

A discussion was held concerning a fund- 
raising campaign in the spring. The club 
is planning to sponsor a theater party in 
Oradell on Thursday evening, March 18, 
1954. Committees will be chosen at a later 
date. 

As previously announced, an election of 
officers was held. Members voted the tem- 
porary officers into permanent office, as 
follows: Joanne Purcell '52, Chairman; 
Sue Baney '52, Secretary-Treasurer. In May, 
a nominating committee will present a 
slate for new officers for the following 
year. The following committees were se- 
lected to serve for the remainder of this 
year: for publicity in Essex County area, 
Marilyn Isenberg Barnes '43 and Gene 
Irish Fraser '43; for publicity in Bergen 
County area, Barbara Fausel '53 and Silvia 
Faccio '53; Lasell Leaves Reporter, Sue 
Baney '52; mailings, Althea Janke '53 and 
Janet Chase '53; Constitution, Janet Mur- 
phy '50 and Barbara Bickley Rieger '46; 
and Future Events, Barbara Sudimack '52 
and Eva Poller D'Armiento '52. 

The November meeting is: to be held at 
the home of Marilyn Isenberg Barnes '43 
in South Orange. 

RHODE ISLAND 

Mrs. John L. Grzebien 

(Barbara Potier '49), President 

79 Brewster Dr., Warwick, R. I. 



Eleanor T. Munro '48, Corres. Secy. 
321 High St., Bristol, R. I. 

In June, the Rhode Island Club had a 
box supper and White Elephant Sale at 
Eleanor Munro's ('48) in Bristol. We were 
very pleased to see so many freshmen and 
seniors and hope that they will be able to 
attend other meetings. 

September 10th was the date for our an- 
nual tea and reception for new girls and 
seniors. This year we invited mothers too 
and they enjoyed themselves as much as 
the girls did. We find that this get-together 
before the opening of college helps the 
freshmen become acquainted with other 
girls who will be there and also gives 
them some first-hand knowledge of col- 
lege from the seniors. 

The next meeting of the club will be 
in November — date to be announced. 



ROCHESTER 

Mildred J. Guyett '32, President 
23 Nottingham Circle, Rochester, N. Y. 

Joan DeGelleke '49, Secretary 
99 Avalon Drive, Rochester, N. Y. 

The Rochester Club entertained at a 
tea for the new students entering in Sep- 
tember at the home of Joan DeGelleke '49 
on Sunday, August 30th. We had a won- 
derful turnout and everyone seemed to en- 
joy themselves very much. The new stu- 
dents who attended were: Joan Baker, Sue 
Cassan, Nancy Goodman, Barbara Harri- 
son, JoAnn Lociacono, Mary Mack and 
Eileen Sharp. Cynthia DeGelleke and Ka- 
ren Floberg, both of the Class of 1953, 
also attended. Karen had an out-of-town 
guest, Nancy Orr, also of '53, who came, 
too, so we had quite a good young group 
to give clues to the new students. The 
following members of the club attended : 
Mildred Guyett '32 (president), Mary 
Leverone Termotto x-'45, Martha Stone- 
braker Ely '45, Marguerite Heech '46, 
Mary Jane Corrallo '50, Carol Frank '52, 
Ann Mangurian Hanessian x-'52, Mary 
Trimby '51 and Joan DeGelleke '49- 

At the meeting preceding the tea, we 
discussed different ways of making money 
for the club. We decided to check on spon- 
soring a play at the Arena Theatre in 
Rochester which would net us a certain 
amount on each ticket sold. 

We discussed having a meeting in the 
fall when Mr. Wass could be here to show 
us the movies he has told us about. Mil- 
dred Guyett was to write to Mr. Wass in- 
viting him to come. 



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WASHINGTON, D. C. 

Mrs. C. Curtis Tracy 

(Beth Baer x-'ll), President 

3709 Chevy Chase Lake Dr. 

Chevy Chase, Md. 

Mrs. Edwin D. Gritz 

(Pauline Philbrick '35), Secretary 

3080 No. Pollard St., Arlington, Va. 

The September meeting of the Wash- 
ington Lasell Club was held at the home 
of Helen Decker Stewart x-'22 in Wash- 
ington on Wednesday evening, September 
9th. There were ten members present. In 
the absence of President Beth Baer Tracy 
x-'ll, Vice-President Helen Stewart pre- 
sided. 

Plans for making money were discussed. 
The most interesting plan was for a small 
bazaar to be held in the home of one of 
the members. Definite details will be 
worked out at the October meeting. 

The October meeting will be with Eva 
Couch Cable '93 as hostess. The meeting 
will be on October 14th in the afternoon. 

WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS 

Mrs. Arthur J. Raiche 
C Margaret Herman '44), President 
17 Kipling St., Springfield, Mass. 

Mrs. David T. Steele 

(Betty Carter '47), Secretary 

7 Gordon Lane, Hazardville, Conn. 

In the spring, the Western Massachu- 
setts Club held a rummage sale at 125 
Hancock St. in Springfield. Marilyn Ford 
Sampson '45 was chairman and she was 
assisted by Cornelia Eaton Sutton '07 and 
Alice David Stamford '28 who were in 
charge of collections, and Margaret Her- 
man Raiche '44, Betty Jensen Curtis '39 
and Doris Winkemeier Dieffenbach '45. 
A large assortment of clothing for men, 
women and children and household articles 
were offered. 

The Sixth Annual Luncheon and Busi- 
ness Meeting was held at the Old House 



on the Green, Longmeadow, on May 16th. 
Following a delicious luncheon the busi- 
ness meeting was called to order by Presi- 
dent Marilyn Ross '49. The reports of the 
secretary and treasurer were read and ap- 
proved. 

Discussion took place, followed by a 
motion to make a gift of $100 to Lasell. 
It was decided to donate this money to a 
proposed Alumnae Association Scholarship 
Fund should it be set up this year. 

Pat Smith Whittlesey '45, nominating 
committee chairman, presented her pro- 
posed slate of officers for the coming year 
as follows : Margaret Herman Raiche '44, 
President; Marilyn Ford Sampson '45, Vice 
President; Betty Carter Steele '47, Secre- 
tary; Barbara L. Hoffman '51, Treasurer; 
Alice David Stamford '28, Program Com- 
mittee Chm.; Frances Gay Linford '39, 
Nominating Committee Chm.; and Patri- 
cia Smith Whittlesey '45, Telephone Com- 
mittee Chm. The list was approved as read. 

Outgoing president, Marilyn Ross, said 
a few words of thanks to club members 
and officers for their cooperation in mak- 
ing this a good year for the Western Mas- 
sachusetts Lasell Club. The meeting was 
then adjourned. Miss Catherina Topp of 
Amsterdam, Netherlands, a special student 
at Springfield College, then delivered a 
delightful talk on Social Life in Holland. 

The annual picnic was held on Monday, 
June 8th, at the home of Betty Jensen 
Curtis '39, Mountain Rd., Hampden. All 
alumnae, present students and prospective 
students were invited. Alice David Stam- 
ford '28 was chairman of the arrangements 
for this event. 

There will be a meeting at the home of 
Gail Gordon Johnson '34 at 8 Colonial 
Rd. on October 19th, Monday evening, at 
7 o'clock. A combination casserole supper 
and Hallowe'en party is planned. Mrs. 
Johnson, assisted by Frances Gay Linford 
'39, Helen Breed Solberg '33, Eleanor 
Bradway Lammers '45, and Sallyann Bart- 
lett Abel '51, is in charge of the arrange- 
ments. 



NEWS OF HARU TOKITO MATSUDA '28 

Last spring a letter from Lucy Aldrich Berston '10 informed us that she 
knew someone who was going to Japan who might be able to help our 
Lasellite, Haru. In October Mrs. Berston wrote that she had heard from her 
friend saying, "She is working as a translator in an American Army unit and 
is doing all right. . . . She and her children are being taken care of. . . . She 
works for Americans in an agency that is trying to help Japan settle down. 
I used to belong to the same agency and can assure you Mrs. Matsuda will be 
looked after as long as our people are here." 

Thanks to you, Mrs. Berston, and to your friend for taking an interest in 
Haru and for sending the news to us! 



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CLASS NEWS . . . . 



1895 

The Alumnae Office has recently re- 
ceived a very nice letter from Mabel Saw- 
yer Rogers who lives at 50 Pleasant St., 
Braintree 84, Mass. We are all sorry to 
hear of the death of her husband and her 
long illness which followed. Mrs. Rogers 
expressed her regret at not being able to 
take part in Lasell Club activities but wants 
all to know her interest is just as strong 
as ever. We all join in extending our 
sympathy to you, Mrs. Rogers, and hope 
you recover very soon. 

1896 

Mrs. A. D. Pierce 

(Josephine Chandler), Secretary 

10 Dexter St., Maiden 48, Mass. 

Louise Barnes Douglass and Myra Davis 
'95-'97 celebrated their birthdays together in 
August, a custom they have followed for a 
long time. Myra says Lou is getting along 
remarkably well. Myra has her usual sched- 
ule for weaving this year, teaching classes in 
Newton and Norwood and working with in- 
dividual students in her studio in Boston. 

1897 

Mrs. F. F. Lamson 

(Lena Josselyn), Secretary 

21 Waterston Rd.. Newton 58, Mass. 

Nellie Briggs Chandler x-'97 has moved 
to Suite 209, Pelham Hall, 1284 Beacon St., 
Brookline, Mass. 

1906 

Mrs. Harry Carlow 

(Edith Anthony), Secretary 

60 Church Green, Taunton, Mass. 

1907 

Mrs. H. D. Thornburg 

(Lela Goodall), Secretary 

Box 789, Sanford, Me. 

1909 

Word comes from Constance E. Black- 
stock that she is on a year's furlough from 
Pakistan. She will be staying with her sister, 
Isabclle '03, whose address is: c/o Mrs. 
A. P. Beards ley, Garden Apts., A- 2, Cherry 
Ave.. Bound Brook, N. J. We all hope the 
year proves to be restful and enjoyable after 
your years of devotion and hard work in 
Pakistan. 



Blanche Sanders Hockstadter x-'09 writes 
us that she has a new address: 441 E. 20th 
St., New York 10, N. Y. 

1910 

Mrs. George C. Dumas 

(Olive Bates), Secretary 

Box 216, Hanover, Mass. 

By the time you read this issue of the 
Leaves I hope you will have received our 
1953-1954 class letter. Please try and have 
a snapshot of yourself for the letter and any 
others of your family that will be of interest 
to us. Keep in mind our reunion year is 
1955. Let's hope we can have a grand show- 
ing of 'lOers at that time. 

We have a new address for Mildred 
Goodall Fairbanks who is now living at 
the Sea View Hotel Apts. in Bal Harbour, 
Fla., which is a town at Miami Beach 
with gorgeous homes and swimming pools. 
It extends along the shoreline toward Ft. 
Lauderdale. 

1911 

Mrs. R. A. Clemen 

( Margaret Jones ) , Secretary 

26 Lilac Lane, Princeton, N. J. 

1912 

Mrs. J. Tracy Colby 

(Clara Parker), Secretary 

8 High St., Goffstown, N. H. 

Marion Joslin Oppenheimer (Mrs. W. 
H.) is now living at: 495 Portland Ave.. 
St. Paul 2, Minn. 

1913 

Mrs. A. L. Stirn 

(Mary Fenno), Secretary 

45 East Loop Rd., Dongan Hills 

Staten Island 4, N. Y. 

Jeanne Dennett Winner x-'13 who is 
now living at 1338 Rutledge St., Madi« 
son, Wis., paid Lasell her first visit since 
1918 while visiting her old friend Ruth 
Coulter Bierer '12 of Waban. Jeanne has 
a son and daughter and two granddaugh- 
ters and a grandson. 

1914 

Mrs. R. R. Ji-nks 

(Ruth Thresher), Secretary 

90 Summit St., Pawtucket, R. I. 

Our sympathy goes to Barbara Jones Bates 
on the death of her husband, Frederick E. 
Bates. Mr. Bates graduated from Lake- 



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Forest College and Harvard Business School, 
he served in the Naval Reserve during World 
War I and in 1921 went to work for the 
Continental Illinois National Bank and 
Trust Company. At the time of his death 
Mr. Bates was vice president in the trust 
department. He was a trustee of Lake For- 
est College. Our sympathy also goes to their 
son, Owen Frederick, and daughter, Mrs. 
Richard J. Smith. Mrs. Bates' address is: 
728 S. Park Ave., Hinsdale, 111. 

Maidie Dealey Moroney writes that all is 
well with her family. She now has five 
grandchildren in all, and one of her grand- 
daughters is at Sweet Briar College this year. 

1915 

Mrs. H. B. Collins 

(Nell Woodward), Secretary 
54 Lincoln St., Manchester, Mass. 

Having received our Class Letter too late 
to pass on any news for the previous Leaves, 
I thought you would be interested in hear- 
ing from our classmates even though not 
"last-minute" news. I shall list the girls ac- 
cording to the letter schedule and please 
note dates. 

Veda Ferguson Purdy 6/20/53: Busy with 
her husband who is still far from well. Each 
winter is spent in the south, the favorite 
spot being Rancho Santa Fe in Southern Cali- 
fornia. Very proud of grandson, Peter Purdy 
Hillman. 

Helen Benson Stevens 4/29/51: Starting 
a new shop in Scotsdale, Ariz, (ten miles 
from Phoenix) and hopes you will stop in if 
ever near there. She still does a lot of good 
entertaining and singing in the Veterans' 
Hospital. 

Gladys Wilkes McCutcheon 10/19/52: 
The fine picture of "Kewpie" and her hus- 
band tells us all we need to know of her 
sterling qualities. The other pictures of her 
mother, daughters and grandchildren de- 
note a happy, busy life. 

Ethel Murray Kuykendall 11/9/52: Fine 
picture of "Little Murray" shows an active, 
busy, community-minded girl. Besides other 
things she is helping the service men in a 
nearby camp. 

Irene Apfelbaum Livingstone 10/28/52: 
"Aps" and her husband are planning to cele- 
brate their 35th anniversary by a voyage to 
Honolulu and from their picture I'm sure 
they will have a marvelous time. Congratu- 
lations ! 

Myrtle Brix Spangler 11/24/52: "Billie" 
and her husband are wonderful supporters 
of and workers for the Republican party and 
their efforts are much appreciated in Wash- 
ington circles. Her daughter's husband is 
connected with the embassy in Manila so 
Billie is as busy traveling as she always has 
been. 

Bernice Marx Ruben 1/19/53: "Butts" 



was leaving on Feb. 5th for Honolulu so I 
am wondering if perchance she and "Aps" 
happened to see each other. She was in 
South America in '51 and in Europe in '52 
so she'll have lots to tell us. 

Catherine Carter Rasbach — No word but 
we hope to hear from her soon. 

Doris Waller O'Hara — The same goes for 
"Wally." 

Katherine Hoag Norgren 12/15/52: We 
are very proud of our Red Cross lady! "K" 
keeps going in spite of crippling bursitis. 
Hope she's better now. 

Margrethe Bauman 12/31/52: "Peg" end- 
ed the year by adding a fine letter but she 
sent a picture of others and her news was 
of others too. Just the same old Peg! Hope 
she is well and happy. 

Marion Cutting Birney 1/24/53: "Flos" 
was looking forward to their son's return 
from Germany and we trust he came home 
safe and sound. Fine picture of Flos and 
Hank soaking up sunshine on the shore of 
Lake Michigan ! She had heard from Marion 
Lerch Hunt '16 who had called on Gather- 
ing Carter Rasbach in St. Louis. She 
found Kitten making a valiant effort to find 
a new life without her husband. 

Bess Emerine 2/15/53: Bess still deserves 
our heartfelt congratulations on her success- 
ful efforts in rejuvenating our Class Letter. 
Excellent pictures of her prove she is no ama- 
teur fisherman; also her thumbnail sketch 
of her activities since 1915 tells clearly of 
the worthwhile work she has done and is 
still doing among unfortunate people. 

Ada Patterson 3/3/53: Pat's title should 
be "Welcome Traveler" for here is a gal 
who loves to travel — first to California and 
then to Europe. Where will it be next, Pat? 

Elizabeth Beach Bierer 3/28/53: "Betts" 
hoped to get out to Lasell this summer. 
Hope she made it ! She is taking up painting 
— another Grandma Moses in the making. 

Ida Laubenstein Moyer 4/14/53: Another 
fisherman ! Watch out, Bess ! Sorry the sinus 
trouble is making life miserable but hope you 
are well now. 

Katharine Thorpe 4/25/53: "K" 's witty 
account of how the study of birds helped 
her while overcoming the crippling effects 
of arthritis certainly is interesting. Luckily 
she is very much better now, taking care of 
her aging mother and doing all the house- 
work too. "K" asks if anyone knows about 
either Margaret King or Avalon Wilson 
Walkinshaw x-'l4? Do you? 

Irene Ball Sill 6/2/53: "Rene" has our 
sincere sympathy in the loss of her father 
last April but she has our hearty congratu- 
lations upon the arrival of a new grand- 
daughter in the same month. That seems to 
be the way of life! As "Rene" 's husband 
was one of the delegates to the Republican 
Convention, she had the pleasure of going 
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the large dinners in New York given for 
Pres. Eisenhower. Rene's pictures of her 
family are all fine. 

Frances Johnsen Edwards — Does anyone 
ever hear from her? 

Clara Paton Suhlke 8/9/53: "Sturdy" 
wrote from Coral Gables, Fla., telling of 
her garden in which are growing bananas, 
papayas, cocoanuts, pineapples, limes, ava- 
cados, kumquats and cherries. We'll be 
right over ! What a home ! 

Katherine Bingaman Heron 9/21/53: 
Fine pictures of "K" s family but none of 
her or Hannah '14. Hope you are all over 
your sick spell by now. As "K" hopes to go 
to Florida next month she plans to see 
Sturdy and I hope may sample some of her 
fruit ! 

Villette Peck Crawshaw 9/30/53: My 
Clark Cottage roommate seems to be just as 
happy and cheerful as she always used to be. 
To her also we extend our sincere sympathy 
in the loss of her father. Vilette is another 
Grandma Moses of the future. Look to your 
laurels, Beachie! 

Ruth MacGregor McLean will add her 
letter at a later date. 

Nell Woodward Collins 10/20/53: I 
know you will join me in extending sincere 
sympathy to my sister Jean '22, out in Den- 
ver, on the recent loss of her husband. On a 
vacation trip, having just reached Phoenix, 
Ariz., (thank goodness they were not driv- 
ing at the time) Bob Nelson suddenly col- 
lapsed. They were on their way to be with 
their son at the University in Tucson for the 
"Father and Mother" weekend. Jean will 
never forget all the many kindnesses shown 
her during those hard days, by friends 
and strangers alike. With the Collins fam- 
ily itself, everything is going finely. Per- 
sonally, I am looking forward to attending 
a meeting at Lasell next week. Wish you 
all could go too. 

Susan E. Tiffany 10/19/53: Note from 
Sue indicates she will welcome receiving our 
Class Letter. She has been home all summer 
but doubtless is planning to go a-tripping 
somewhere soon. 

Maude Freeman Lombard 1/28/53: Sorry 
this news is about a year old but at that 
time Maude was busy with her little grand- 
daughter and now that she has sold her busi- 
ness she has more time to enjoy life. She 
had a trip to the coast last year, going with' 
her son. 

Ida Beane Rice- 6/3/52: Ida's letter was 
so interesting rel'ing about the families of 
hex son and her daughter and also telling 
about her own work among girls and women 
who had a wrong start in life. Wonderful 
work ! 

Evelina Perkins 1/5?: A splendid picture 
of our Class Agent. Also a fine one of her 
plucky father and mother. "Perky" already 
is doing all sorts of things in her new 



community with their Extension Service — 
teaching weaving, and helping with other 
projects. You just can't beat Perky! 

Martha Schumann Laubenstein 8/14/52: 
We understand how busy Martha is when 
she says her family of five has grown to 
one of fifteen. That, together with living in 
a small town, spells activity plus ! We know ! 

Isabel Bradley Streeter : How we wish we 
might hear from her. 

Maude Wetherbee Wakefield 10/3/53: 
Another year old letter but it tells of Maude's 
happiness in having her daughter and son 
each buy farms there in Lyndonville so she 
may see more of them; another son lives 
there with her while a third is in Chicago. 
Like Perky, Maude enjoys weaving. 

Hope you all have enjoyed this "Class 
Letter in a Nutshell." 

Madeline Farmer Ryder x-'15 had an in- 
teresting summer touring Northwest Canada 
before returning to wind up the season at 
her Duxbury place. 

1916 

Mrs. R. M. Kimball 

(Mabel Staker), Secretary 
79 Carpenter St., Foxboro, Mass. 

During the course of this past summer 
I have heard from a number of the girls so 
I have a few little items that I can pass along 
to you. I hope some more of you will send 
me something that I can put in the Leaves 
the next time. 

The Round Robin left me early in July and 
I heard from Alma Sweet after she had re- 
ceived it and sent it along to Dale Whipple 
Turnbull. At this writing I haven't heard 
any more of its travels since it went to 
Greenfield. 

Orissa Attwill is living with her mother 
at 10 Tufts St., Marblehead, Mass. A year 
ago she went there for a visit but landed in 
the hospital. After a series of operations 
she has recovered and now is a staff nurse on 
regular duty at the hospital there. 

Marion Beach Barlow and Marion Grif- 
fin Wolcott came down to Harmich Port 
in August for a few days. While they were 
there we picked up Gertrude Allen '17 at 
Hvannisport and went up to Mildred Strain 
Nnner's home at Pocasset for the day. Mid 
had a cookout for Lasell girls and we had 
a delightful day. She served us coffee and 
doughnuts upon arrival, offered us bathing 
at the front door, and fed us again with 
hamburgers and corn and all the "fixings." 
I'm sure there will be a real account of the 
da ,r elswhere in the Leaves. 

Peg Brad'ev Reed wrote t K, t they had 
bought an old house a short distance from 
their house in Greenwich and were doing 
some remodeling before moving in around 
the middle of August. How well I remem- 
ber the article Peg wrote for one of the 



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magazines when they bought the old house 
where they have been living ! As I remem- 
ber it there were a lot of headaches to re- 
modeling and getting what you want out of 
it but I guess it is something you want to 
try again if you are at all interested in old 
houses. Peg expected to go to Chatham in 
the fall and said she would try to stop 
and say "Howdy" to me. I spent all but 
the last three days of September there but 
I didn't see Peg. I shall still go down about 
every week-end into November so there may 
still be a chance of seeing her. 

I got a pleasant surprise one Saturday 
evening towards the end of August ! Some • 
one came to my door at Harwich Port and 
it was Katy Chase Heene all the way from 
Cleveland. She and a daughter and two 
sons-in-law and two grandchildren were on 
a week of vacation at the Cape. We talked 
fast but time was all too short. 

Anna L. Cornwall x-'l6 and Phoebe Has- 
kell Ober x-'17 of Miami paid a visit to 
Lasell in September to see the Miami Room 
at Woodland. 

Before going to Michigan for her annual 
summer visit Adolphia Garnsey Ettinger 
went to see Helen Gerrett in Greenfield. 
Helen was recovering from an illness and 
by now we hope she is completely well. 

Frances Harris Spear spent some time in 
the hospital early in July but was home re- 
cuperating when I heard from her. Her hus- 
band was still under the doctor's care and 
I hope by now he is much improved. They 
had a new grandson in the spring. Fran 
was looking forward to seeing Bea Shuttle- 
worth Ritter x-'l6 when she went to her 
summer home as Bea usually goes there each 
summer. 

Maude Hayden Keeney took a trip to 
Provincetown over July 4th and tried to call 
me when she went through Harwich Port. 
I'm so sorry you couldn't get me, Maude, 
but I presume I was sitting at the Yacht 
Club watching the races. That is where I 
spend most every Saturday, Sunday and 
holiday afternoon. 

Eleanor McCarty Williams was just back 
from Pittsburgh when she wrote she was 
goin^ to Maine and might get back by way 
of Cape Cod. She never did get there 
though. 

From her home in Sweet Briar, Va., Carol 
Rice sent her regards to all you girls. 

Jn the summer I would like to try to 
make it an annual event to have some of 
you come to Harwich Port for a few davs. 
If any of you would care to come, please 
let me know. I have thought of this for 
some time but never knew if any of you 
would be interested. I have decided I can 
count- on Beachie Barlow and Marion Grif- 
fin Wolcott so, after we get the date ar- 
ranged, I'll write to any of you who would 



like to join us. Please let me hear from 
you ! 

1917 

Mrs. H. M. Brennan 

(Jessie Shepherd), Secretary 

160 East 48th St., New York, N. Y. 

Gertrude Allen and her friend and part- 
ner, Mrs. Bessie Jordan, are doing very well 
in their attractive guest house, "Hillcrest- 
by-the-Sea," at Hyannisport. They stay open 
all year and do everything they can to keep 
their guests happy. I heartily recommend 
it to any Lasell girl who would like to spend 
a vacation on the Cape. 

Florence Baker Carpenter x-'17 keeps 
busy visiting her three children who live in 
scattered communities nearby. She has seven 
grandchildren and helps with the care of 
them when the need arises. 

When Phoebe Haskell Ober x-'17 and 
Anna L. Cornwall x-16 visited Lasell in 
September, it was the first time Phoebe had 
been back to Lasell in 29 years. The girls 
in Miami were interested in having a report 
of the room given by the Lasell Miami Club 
of which Phoebe is secretary and treasurer. 
They had their dinner in Woodland and 
found it to be excellent and enjoyed their 
visit very much. She writes that in October 
she and her husband took a trip by plane 
to visit their older daughter, Dorothy But- 
ler, and her three children at Atlanta, Ga., 
and then went to see their younger daugh- 
ter, Janet Harlow, and her two children at 
Williamston, So. Car. Their son, Merton, 
Jr., his wife and three little girls live near 
Phoebe in Miami Springs. Phoebe's address 
is: 829 Lake Dr., Miami Springs, Fla. 

1918 

MllS. R. WlLLARD MCCORMICK 

(Barbara McLellan), Secretary 
9 Chamblet St., Dorchester 22, Mass. 

Lillian Astill Ainsworth x-'18 has moved 
from Sarasota, Fla., and her address is now: 
Box 932, Venice, Fla. 

1919 

Mercie V. Nichols, Secretary 
59 Ripley Rd., Cohasset, Mass. 

Edith Abbott Chapman was just "passing 
through" when she stopped at Lasell and was 
shown through Woodland. She was "very 
impressed." 

Helen Moss Post is looking forward to 
our 30th reunion in June and hopes her 
son's graduation from Bucknell University 
will not r come at the same time. We hope 
so too, Helen. 

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in nearby Weston at 416 Conant Rd., hadn't 
been to Lasell in years until this past July. 
We hope to see her back again in June, too. 

1920 

Mrs. S. S. Cline 

(Eleanor Thompson), Secretary 

Amenia, N. Y. 

Roma Weymouth Wilson and her hus- 
band, who has retired, are now living on 
Cape St., Star Route, East Lee, Mass. 

1921 

Mrs. Richard F. Bryant 

(Doris Bissett), Secretary 

130 Reservoir Rd., Wollaston 70, Mass. 

Doris Brown Bergin (Mrs. Fred) is now 
living in Michigan. She would be interested 
in hearing from Lasell girls living nearby. 
Her address is: 400 East Michigan Ave., 
Ypsilanti. 

1922 

Mrs. George S. Harris 

(Marjorie Lovering), Secretary 

3 Lovering Rd., West Medford 55, Mass. 

Mrs. A. B. Shoemaker 

(Phyllis Rafferty), Assistant 

c/o James J. Rafferty, 315 San Juan Rd. 

Watsonville, Calif. 

The Class of 1922 extends sympathy to 
Jean Woodward Nelson on the death of her 
husband, Robert, on October 7, 1953, while 
they were in Phoenix, Ariz. They were on 
their way from Denver, Colo., to be with 
their son who attends the University of Ari- 
zona at Tucson, for the "Father and Mother 
Week-end." Jean's daughter, Jean, is an 
Occupational Therapist at the hospital in 
Brattleboro, Vt., so it leaves Jean rather 
alone there in Denver. Her address is: 1335 
Birch St. 

Margot Lovering Harris and her family 
had two most pleasant visits with Louise 
Stevens Prince this past summer. Louise's 
new address is 419 Broadway, South Port- 
land, Me. We all agreed that her individual 
and unusual apartment is choice for she can 
supervise all the in-coming and out-going 
shipping of Portland Harbor and enjoy glori- 
ous sunsets (Phyllis' view may be across 
a valley of lettuce while Louise may use 
her sunset as a backdrop for the Portland 
skyline). Both are equally beautiful. 

Marilyn Prince Karcher x-'49 and daugh- 
ter Julie expect to spend the winter months 
with Louise Stevens Prince while Dick 
moves up another rung in the ladder of 
training with the General Electric Co. 

Louise is not far from Mildred Knight 



Norwood '21 so that should mean big do- 
ings from the Portland Lasell Club. 

Margot' s son, Dean, is answering the 
army's call on Oct. 21st. Two-and-a-half 
years with the Air National Guard should 
help in his new training. 

I only wish I might let each and every 
'22er read Phyllis' letter just received. Any- 
one who has ever had a post card from her 
well knows the news that she puts in a 
small amount of space. Just imagine an 
eight-page letter, with every margin filled 
also. She is a remarkable person, our Phyllis. 
Marjorie Lovering Harris 

Let's start with the big news of another 
of '22's daughters entering Lasell this fall 
— lovely Ann Harris, our Margot's daughter. 
Never was there one who wanted so to be- 
come one of us — and those who know her, 
feel she will make us all proud. At least 
her enthusiasm is rewarding. 

Another daughter of a '22er (Grace 
Gates Brown's) Cynthia Sue Brown, has 
big news of her own with her marriage to 
Evan O. Kane III on September 5th. 

Nomie Davis Jones's older daughter, 
Pru. is now in Junior High and on the 
honor roll most always — wish she and sister 
Elizabeth were headed Lasell-ward. Nomie 
is still up to her ears in local affairs, es- 
pecially choir and civic work. 

Bud Birdsall Lutze's letters tell of the 
wonderful month she and Janice and her 
mother had driving around Florida, with 
a week's stay at Clearwater, and then a 
restful summer at their Winnepesaukee 
place. 

"Kinks" Hemingway Killam surprised 
and delighted everyone with news that 
she and her oldest daughter Caroline were 
flying to Europe for a five-weeks' tour. Her 
letter sounds as though they haven't missed 
anything in England and Scotland. Her 
enthusiasm was just like old times. Mal- 
lorv, her eldest son, is now helping in the 
management of the farm, handling the 
poultry. Luther is in Korea, Charles Jr. 
is at the University of Connecticut, and 
Betty is at home in grade school. 

Jo Holbrook Metzger and Fred spent the 
summer at their Ocean City home with 
daughter Lynn Pharo '45 and her four- 
year-old Jo-Ann and brand new son Johnny 
in the lower apartment, so imagine it was 
a busy and happy summer. 

Theresa Thompson Osborne, our con- 
scientious fund secretary, wrote of the 
excellent affiliations and marks that her 
Anne is getting in preparation for her 
certificate to practice occupational therapy 
anvwhere, here or abroad. She and Don 
were planning to go up to their Rangeley 
Lakes, Maine, cottage for the summer with 
a short visit to Fort Fairfield. Until then, 
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and hospital work with extra hours be- 
cause of vacations among the other 
volunteers. Always time, though, to 
spend with her son's beloved daughter and 
to do active work with the re-vamping of 
the old North Jersey Lasell Club. She 
reports that the girls are mostly graduates 
of from one to ten years, but they seem very 
interested and glad of the "oldsters" sup- 
port. 

Phyllis reports "happy landings" on her 
flight west, a pleasant place at the family 
rancho in Watsonville, in which to get 
her bearings as well as help a bit before 
making any further moves. She never 
realized how long three thousand miles was 
until she put that distance between her 
and her friends, and Lasell. 

She talked with Helene Grashorn Dick- 
son while visiting outside of Chicago in 
May. She said that both Jean and George, 
their son, are at home and working for 
Lawrence. Most exciting event since her 
arrival in California was the unexpected 
and so delightful visit in August from Jean 
Field Faires, Sam and son Frank. They 
had been on an auto trip to the North- 
west during Frank's three-weeks' leave 
from San Francisco. They had planned to 
head for home, but upon a unanimous 
vote (they swore to that), they decided to 
spend two hundred miles and two extra 
precious days on coming down to see the 
Shoemakers. "Were we happy that we 
were here and what a visit — way into the 
night as well you can imagine." Jean 
looked grand and is still her busy self in 
civic and music affairs. We hope any of 
you flittering in these parts will follow 
their example. There's nothing like the 
sight of one's friends to buoy any drooping 
spirits. 

Edna Starrett has moved from Detroit, 
Michigan, to 1305 Willow Wood Dr., 
Norfolk 5, Va. 

Phyllis Rafferty Shoemaker 



1923 

Adrienne E. Smith, Secretary 
19 Owatonna St., Auburndale, Mass. 

Mrs. W. N. Smith 

(Antoinette Meritt), Assistant 

15 Miles Dr., Quincy, Mass. 

We extend our deepest sympathy to 
Mabel Gleason Fletcher, whose husband, 
Matthew, passed away on September 9th. 
He had been ill for some time, suffering 
from a heart condition, and had just re- 
turned from the hospital where he had 
gone for observation. Mr. Fletcher was 
prominently identified with civic, service 
and fraternal organizations in his com- 
munity and, to those of us who knew him, 



he was an outstanding person. Besides 
Mabel, he left a daughter Susan, age 12, 
and a son Mathew R., Jr., age eight. 

Special Note: Apologies to the Class of 
1923 for calling it their thirteenth reunion 
in the September Leaves ! 

Married: Isabelle Allan x-'23 to Robert 
Alexander. The Alexanders are making 
their home at 215 Dunnlea Rd., Fair- 
field, Conn. 

Other News: Ruth Hopkins Spooner re- 
ported a good time at her 30th, as well as 
enjoying the coincidence of being assigned 
to Room 317 in Woodland and quite 
approving the view (Jo Holbrook Metzger 
'22 and Phyllis Rafferty Shoemaker '22 are 
happy that others approve of "their" 
room). Ruth further reported that she 
and Warren had taken an auto trip around 
the border of N. J., trying, unsuccessfully, 
to contact Jo Metzger in Riverton. Ruth 
and Mercedes Rendell Freeman reported on 
the huge success of the surprise 25th an- 
niversary celebration that was given for 
Mer and John by their daughters Joan and 
Helen. Mer's big regret was that all those 
in her wedding party 25 years ago couldn't 
have been there. Dorothy Barnard '24, 
Helen Perry '24 and Phyllis Shoemaker '22 
shared that regret but were with her in 
spirit. 

As you may note from the above address, 
Wilder and Toni Meritt Smith have moved, 
having built a new home this summer and 
settled there around the middle of Novem- 
ber. Their address is: 15 Miles Dr., 
Quincy, Mass. 

1924 

Mrs. E. C. M. Stahl 
(Edith Clendenin), Secretary 
Box 43, Chappaqua, N. Y. 

Helen B. Perry, Assistant 
172 Porter St., Melrose 76, Mass. 

Frances Badger of Portsmouth, "a golfer 
with an indomitable spirit and rare 'stay- 
ing' qualities, is the new Queen of the 
New Hampshire links." Miss Badger, a 
champion at her home club and once a 
runner-up in the state tournament, won 
the NHWGA's 1953 championship Sat- 
urday, August 15th, at Nashua in an extra- 
hole duel with Mrs. Pat McGahey of 
Manchester. 

Dorothy Barnard's letters and cards to 
Phvllis Rafferty Shoemaker '22 are re- 
ported as varied and interesting, just like a 
travelogue. Dot's summer seems to have 
included delightful trips to Maine and 
New Hampshire and fun with her nieces 
and their children. 



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Family of Dorothy Aseltine Wadsworth 
'26; standing: Suzanne and Herb; seat- 
ed: H. Todd, Jr., Dot, and Deborah. 
(At Chatham in the summer of 1952) 



1925 

Estelle L. Jenney, Secretary 
10 Dana St., Cambridge, Mass. 

Mrs. H. B. Hills 

(Martha Wilcox), Assistant 

12 Bertrand Rd., Auburndale, Mass. 



1926 

Mrs. Elmer J. Bloom 
(Mariesta Howland), Secretary 
307 Crestwood Dr., Peoria, 111. 

Our sympathy to Phyllis Bridges 
Leathers, whose father, Felix Bridges, of 
Biddeford, Me., well-known hotel owner, 
passed away in August. 

Apparently one does have to wait for 
the Christmas Card conscience to work if 
your Life Secretary is to hope for a real on- ' 
slaught of news from a good percentage 
of '26-ers! (So sharpen up the quill pen 
when you read THIS!) However, news 
still comes in from the stand-bys, notably 
"Amos" and "Andy." (I'll bet ours is 
the only class with an Amos and Andy!) 
Gin Amos Farrington writes as cheerfully 
as always: "Mother is in a wheel-chair 
and Dad has not been well, but my two 
'Bobs' are fine and have just returned from 
a two-weeks' cruise in our new Cris-Craft 



cabin cruiser (my husband's pride and joy) 
to Lake Champlain via Hudson River and 
locks. Carolyn and I didn't go as we 
cannot leave Mamma and Daddy over- 
night, but since we are right on Long 
Island Sound all of us spend every Sunday 
on the cruiser, eating aboard and doing a 
tremendous amount of laughing, which is 
much needed in these times! Carolyn 
('51) is a great comfort and help to me." 
From Margaret Anderson Gage comes 
further news of her truly fabulous summer 
journey. In one letter she recounts her 
meeting with Mary Freeman Wisdom in 
New Orleans before "Andy" and her hus- 
band sailed for South America: "Mary 
and Bill entertained us royally. We dined 
at Gualatoire's in the French Quarter and 
then investigated the night spots, in be- 
tween Mary and I chatting like mad. The 
Wisdoms plan to fly out to Reno in 
August and I hope they will visit us." 
"Andy" and Dan landed in Rio and then 
flew to Sao Paulo and thence to Monte- 
video. Of her Montevideo stay "Andy" 
says: "We spent two interesting days 
and nights with friends in their old Euro- 
pean palazzo — high ceilings, huge, COLD 
bathrooms, kitchen in basement and a 
German couple as servants. This is winter 
in Buenos Aires but it must be the most 
beautiful city of all in the summer. We 
are in a very charming hotel, a beautiful 
big room, tile bath and the first good 
beds since leaving our ship, the Del Mar. 
Food is excellent, so reasonable, but of 
course no one dines till ten o'clock! Steak 
dinners cost us $1.50, with wine. A taxi 
ride of a mile cost us 8c this morning. 
One can rent a car and driver by the day 
and night for $5.00! We've seen a lot 
in the Peronista country, a swimming pool 
to hold forty thousand people; one (a 
Peron project) for kids to hold twenty 
thousand; homes for two people with 30 
servants, but also the reverse ! Horse-and- 
carriage transportation is widely used — 
driving a hazard — no traffic lights — dim- 
mers only allowed on cars at night! Some of 
it reminds us of Paris and Italy. We 
fly Monday to Lima — over the Andes in 
winter! Say a prayer!" 

In her September letter "Andy" added: 
"I could not look up your friends in 
Mexico City because Dan's friends, Ben 
and Lupe Herman, insisted I stay with 
them. I had never met them but their 
hospitality was tops. You know, after we 
saw Lima, Dan remained behind to see 
more of it and to go on an Inca expedition 
as guest of the President of the Univer- 
sity of Peru. I flew from Lima to Panama, 
but Panama is beastly hot and sticky, and 
two days was enough there! The flight 
from Panama to Mexico City, even tho 
through lush tropical country, was the 



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toughest of all! Trouble with . airplanes 
along the route caused us to be sent out 
of Panama in sections; I was taken off at 
Managua, again at San Salvador, and then 
after an hour's wait in Guatemala, I again 
was put on a D.C. making two stops in 
Mexico before reaching Mexico City ! I 
noticed the altitude while in M.C. and I 
stayed only two days, then flew to Los 
Angeles and so home. Dan returned last 
Friday after a splendid nine-day boat ride 
in what he called his 'private yacht' from 
Panama to L. A. It was a United Fruit 
Freighter with only four passengers. . . . 
Ye gods and little fishes! Dan just came 
home with more travel folders — already 
planning our next trip a year from next 
spring. Spain and Italy, France, Switzer- 
land, and up to Norway, Sweden, Den- 
mark, and maybe the British Isles. Let 
him dream!" Doesn't all this sound like 
our adventurous Andy? 

A miniature "Lasell Reunion'' occurred 
this past summer when, in August, I drove 
up from Scituate Harbor to spend a couple 
of days with Dotty Schumaker at her love- 
ly, breeze-swept (high-up!) apartment on 
Mr. Vernon St., Beacon Hill. Our plan 
was wonderful, long, leisurely conversa- 
tion; delicious meals; a visit to Cambridge 
to "catch" that exquisite movie, "The 
River" — because I'd missed it everywhere, 
Peoria, Chicago, New York ! — and we did 
all that, but "something was added" when 
the phone rang, and, after eight years of 
not hearing the familiar voice, there was 
Marta Aspegren Parker '27, housed right 
over in Chelsea at the U. S. Naval Station, 
whence her distinguished husband had 
just been transferred from Norfolk and 
Bethesda ! Of course we urged her to join 
us and the three of us talked four hours 
without stopping. 

"Shu" was taking a leave of absence 
from her executive job' with the Congrega- 
tional Board of Foreign Missions (she has 
recently been made Chief Clerk of the 
Prudential Board there) and later joined 
me at Scituate about the time Elmer came 
east and my 13-year-old Maris arrived 
from her camp season at Apple Hill, N. H. 
"Shu" had planned a complete rest at 
Craig House nearby, but dashed back to 
town to escort a niece and nephew on sight- 
seeing tours and then went on up to 
Toronto, Canada, to visit her brother 
Allan. 

As for me, I held the fort at my cottage 
as usual and my 11-year-old Prescott at- 
tended Daniel Webster Swimming Camp, 
where, like the flying fish he is, he made 
Advanced Swimming. We had to "close 
up" early for we left our beloved shore 
August 25 to motor west and prepare Maris 
for the great experience of First Day at 




; : 



Jeanne Bailey Wheat, 

'28's Class Baby and 

daughter of 

Vera Studley Warner '28 



Boarding-School! She is a freshman at 
Ferry Hall in Lake Forest, 111., a very old 
and fine preparatory school which she is 
enjoying immensely. And, in case you 
imagine I've just been "lazy," I might add 
that I kept up floods of correspondence 
all summer on a very critical Schools 
question in Illinois on which I've been 
campaigning and editorializing! I also 
did some work on a Peoria Symphony 
brochure and prepared a lecture which I 
am to give this season in various cities 
of the Midwest. 

At Scituate I came upon further news 
of Betty Johnson Coffin. Her husband, 
Naylor, has the distinction of being the 
only American in the Korean Army ! Ap- 
parently that means that he was chosen 
as the regular army officer best suited to 
engage thus in the present difficult task of 
solving some of the knotty problems 
which still remain, despite the armistice. 

I did not see Edith Jensen White — 
more's the pity! — but did hear that she 
runs her Greenhouse most effectively and 
is quite the horticulturist, a talent she 
must have inherited from her wonderful 
Danish dad. 

Eloise Smith Riley has moved from 
Cornwall-on-Hudson to 18 Aspenwall Rd., 
Loudonville, N. Y. 



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John (9) and Kip, Jr. (13), 

sons of 

Edith Hussey Adams '2S 

1927 

Mrs. David Bloom 

(Rosalie Brightman), Secretary 

8 Still St., Brookline 46, Mass. 

Had a wonderful letter from Mariesta 
Howland Bloom '26 which contained some 
real '27 news. She referred to a reunion 
in Boston where she was joined by Marta 
Aspegren Parker. Marta's Navy doctor 
husband, Ralph Chandler Parker, Jr., has 
been made medical chief of the entire 
Chelsea Naval Hospital, is a distinguished 
heart specialist and has been at Bethesda 
pretty constantly, except for sea duty when 
the hospital ship evacuated our wounded. 
They are now in Boston with their two 
boys, Ralph, III, who is 15, and Herman, 
10 years old. 

Babs Aspegren Engestrom '26 (Mrs. 
Edward) resides in New York City now 
although she maintains a residence in 
Stockholm too. Her daughter, Osa, is a 
student at Barnard College, another 
daughter is a physician in Sweden and is 
married. 

Babs and family spent the summer tour- 
ing the Southwest and then stayed at a 
delightful resort in La Jolla, Calif. 

So many thanks to Mariesta for those 
gems and delighted to hear that New Eng- 
land gave her the usual delightful summer. 

Louise Hawkins Glenn and her daughter, 
Louise, visited Lasell in September. It 
was Louise's first trip back since leaving 
Lasell. 

Glimpsed Mardi Silliman lunching the 
other day in town looking very chic. 

My own European trip this summer ex- 
ceeded my fondest expectations and was 
just filled with fascinating and exciting 
experiences. 



1928 

Lillian G. Bethel, Secretary 
Waltham Hospital, Waltham, Mass. 

Evelyn Douglass Hooper (Mrs. Lang- 
don) has moved to 82 Edmunds Rd., 
Wellesley Hills, Mass. 



1929 

Mrs. Allan Van De Mark 

(Phyllis Beck), Secretary 

20 Maple St., Lockport, N. Y. 

Dorothy Cole MacRae is now living in 
New Bedford, Mass., at 4 Yale St. 



1930 

Mrs. Reginald W. Holt 

(Helen Roberts), Secretary 

101 Hope St., Stamford, Conn. 

Betty Richards Bogardus x-'30 visited 
Lasell in September. It was her first visit 
since 1931. She now lives in Seattle, 
Wash., at 9304 Fauntleroy St., and is do- 
ing secretarial work in grade school three 
davs a week and just loves it. 

Betty hoped to see Kitty Comstock 
Lavis '31 on her return trip. Kitty's hus- 
band died in December, 1952, and she is 
living in Phoenix, Ariz., with her three 
children. 



1931 

Mrs. H. S. Monroe 

(Karin Eliasson), Secretary 

4800 Chevy Chase Blvd., Chevy Chase, Md. 

Word now (August 1953) is that Hank 
reports to Washington, D. C, in October, 
so here we go again ! Had really hoped 
to stay out here or go to Hawaii, but I 
still love the East — so whatever is, is best. 



1932 

Mrs. H. R. Macy 

(Katherine Hartman), Secretary 

Cold Spring Harbor, N. Y. 

The Class of 1932 extends sympathy ro 
Agnes Metcalf Cannon whose father died 
in October. Mr. Metcalf was 84 years 
old. 



1933 

Mrs. E. M. Clark 
(Ruth Stafford), Secretary 

174 Mayflower St.', W. Hartford. Conn. 



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Nancy (15) and Julie (13), 

daughters of 

Gini Hinshaw Wilks '31 

(Fall of 1952) 



1934 

Mrs. R. A. Masse y 

(Roberta Davis), Secretary 

975 Mohegan, Birmingham, Mich. 

1934ers! We have a reunion coming. 
Our 20th reunion will be held in June, 
so do start working on your plans now. 
How about some good ideas of what you 
would like to have planned for this event? 
Please note my new address, as listed above 
and send me your ideas. 

When on a vacation trip Eleanor Young 
Antoun stopped at Lasell for a visit, her 
first in 17 years. She has two daughters, 
Kathryn and Dorothy. They live at 222 
Lincoln St., Riverhead, N. Y. 



1935 

Mrs. Barbara K. Haskins 

(Barbara King), Secretary 

111 Wilcox Ave., Meriden, Conn. 

Mrs. Barbara H. Brewer 

(Barbara Ordway), Assistant 

Lasell Junior College, Auburndale, Mass. 

New Addresses: Millicent A. Johnson has 
moved to Route 4, Kansas City 16, Mo. 

Margaret Weber Hodges x-'35 has moved 
from Winchester, Mass., to 117 Dexter 
Ave., Mountainb'rook, Birmingham, Ala. 
She has two boys, Robert who is age 12 
and Alan age seven. 



1936 

Mrs. H. F. Cate, Jr. 

(Carolyn Young), Secretary 

130 Temple St., West Newton 65, Mass. 

Barbara Henry Kop x-'36 has moved 
from Great Barrington to South Egremont, 
Mass. 

Esso Sosman wrote in July saying, "Had 
a nice luncheon party about a month ago. 
Peg (Jones Howry '38) and I were co- 
hostesses at a luncheon in the garden at 
my house, and guests were Terry Akeson 
Graham '41, Doris Somerville Krom '40 
and Barbara Noel '48. It was lots of fun 
to get together for an afternoon of Lasell 
talk. . . . About a week after our lunch- 
eon who should call but Karin Eliasson 
Monroe '31. She had been in San Diego 
the day of our get-together and could have 
come if we'd known she was here, but both 
Peg and I had been out when she'd tried 
to get us. We did get to see her and 
Hank and their two pretty daughters 
though. They stopped by Peg's new home 
in La Mesa for a short visit." 



1937 

Mrs. Charles A. Higgins, Jr. 

(Louise Tardivel), Secretary 

89 Woodland Rd., Auburndale, Mass. 




Kristian ("Jimmie," 10/ 2 ), 

son of 

Helen Breed Solberg '33 



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New Addresses: Fran Austin Ferris is now 
living at 35 Winter St., in Arlington, 
Mass., about two blocks from her former 
address. In October she took the position 
of Head Dietitian at the Symmes Hospital 
in Arlington. 

Doris E. Carlson has moved to 55 Glen- 
wood Ave., Apt. 6C, still in East Orange, 
N. J. 

Virginia Gately Hennessey is living at 
312 Manning St. in Needham, Mass. 

Viola Smith x-'37 is now Mrs. Hooper 
A. Williams and her new home is: 2865 
Sheridan PI., (Garage Apt.), Evanston, 
111. 



1938 

Mrs. R. R. Peters 

(Virginia Wilhelm), Secretary 

2316 Dixwell Ave., Hamden, Conn. 

Mrs. W. A. Pentheny, Jr. 

(Mildred Birchard), Assistant 

Dwight Rd, Holly Hill 

Marshfield, Mass. 

The Class of 1938 extends deepest 
sympathy to Jane Sherman O'Brien. Her 
father, Mr. Charles Russ Sherman, died in 
the late summer after a brief illness. 

The girls who knew Marie Bruns Dodge 
at Lasell will be interested in looking up 
the September issue of Today's Woman, 





Linda (V/ 2 ) , daughter of 
Helen Breed Solberg '33 



Marty Romaine Jones '38 
and daughter Carol (9) 

for there they will find a picture of her 

and her cute little daughter. 

New Addresses: Priscilla Barker Neff 

(Mrs. B. J., Jr.), has moved from Weth- 

ersfield to Canterbury Rd., Brooklyn, 

Conn. 

Margaret Jones Howry (Mrs. Craig H.), 
lives at 4900 Vista Arroya, Mt. Helix, 
La Mesa, Calif. 

Beverly Macdonald Perry x-'38 is also 
living in California, the address : 285 
Pleasant View Drive, Walnut Creek. 

Pauline Witham Haddon (Mrs. Richard 
J.), has moved to 34 Valley Rd., Nahant, 
Mass. She has four children, the oldest 
is 11 years and the baby is one-and-a-half. 



1939 

Mrs. E. H. Harrington 

(Louisa Clark), Secretary 

399 Lexington St., Waltham, Mass. 

1940 

Mrs. R. D. Sterling 

(Priscilla Sleeper), Secretary 

32 Rumford St., West Hartford, Conn. 

Mrs. H. T. Lodge 
(Ruth Sullivan), Assistant 

17 Hemlock Rd., 
Newton Upper Falls, Mass. 

Born: To Martha Cooney Stuhr, a son, on 
June 12th. Their oldest boy is three years 
old. 

Other News: Priscilla Chappie land ley is 



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Diane, daughter of 
Betty Schneider Johnson '38 

now living at 751 Watchung Rd., Bound 
Brook, N. J. 

Virginia Fischer Ohler wrote to Pat 
Taylor Henderson : "It was nice to hear 
about you again. I have almost com- 
pletely lost track of the girls who were 
in our class. It really will be good to 
get the Leaves and perhaps hear of their 
whereabouts and doings. We have been 
here for a year now, and bought a home 
last November. It does seem odd to read 
about the weather being cold in the East, 
as we now are sweltering in heat of 
103° in the shade. Sometimes a little of 
that cold weather would be welcome." 
Virginia's address is 10821 Noble Ave., 
San Fernando, Calif. 

Debbie Ricker Rogers moved from 
Utica, N. Y., to 37 High Bluff Rd., Cape 
Elizabeth, Me., in July. Debbie says they 
are thrilled with the idea of living in New 
England again. Since they have been back 
they have visited with Madelyne Rose 
Brown and Chet and their two lovely little 
girls in Cohasset. 

Nancy Rudy Howard x-'40 writes: "Do 
enjoy reading the news of old friends in 
the Leaves. Only wish that more of them 
kept in touch. My life is a busy one, what 
with a nine-year-old son, and two daugh- 
ters, age six and two. With Cub Scouts, 



piano lessons, dancing school, etc., the 
days fly by. Do hope to be able to come 
back and see Lasell again one day." 

Doris Somerville Krom is now living at 
3427 Tennyson St., San Diego, Calif. A 
daughter, Janet Lee, was born August 
15th. Their son, Stanley, is about 19 
months old. Doris' husband, Kenny, works 
at the U. S. Naval Hospital in San Diego. 

By way of the Miami Lasell Club, we 
have learned that Ruth Watson is now 
Mrs. Allan L. Craig and she is living at 
7150 S. W. 6th St., Miami, Fla. On 
August 28th, Allen Leigh II was born, and 
Ruth and young Allen both attended the 
Miami Club pool party held recently at the 
home of Phoebe Haskell Ober x-'17 in 
Miami Springs. 

1941 

Mrs. J. W. Sheffer, Jr. 

(Janet Jansing), Secretary 

123 Garden Rd., Oreland, Pa. 

Virginia DeNyse, Assistant 
1060 Ocean Ave., Brooklyn 26, N. Y. 

Born: To Reba Campbell Wires, a son 
and fourth child, on August 5, 1953. She 
now has two boys and two girls. 




Curt (20 mos.), son of 

Norma Forsberg Burman '41 

(in 1952) 



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To Ilene Derick Whelpley, a daughter, 
Susan Kathleen, on July 28, 1953- 

To Mary Sawyer Philpott, a second son 
and I are having a grand time together. 
She lives just a few apartments from me. 
Hope I'll be able to get up Boston way 
soon." 

Other News: Terry Akeson Graham's new 
address is 555 Rushville, La Jolla, Calif. 

Juliet Anastos x-'4l has been married 
for eleven years to Angelo Cormano and 
lives ar 536 Park Ave., Yonkers, N. Y. 
She has two children. 

Gertrude Fischer's address is now Route 
5, Ridgerield, Conn. 

Mary Haller Stone is living at 321 Colo- 
rado Drive, Erie, Penn. 

Elizabeth G. LaBarre x-'4l is now at 419 
Fountain St., New Haven, Conn. 

Marguerite Nuoffer Bemiss x-'4l is liv- 
ing at 103 Bloomfield Rd., Burlingame, 
Calif. 

1942 

Mrs. Vernon F. Cook 

( Mary Hu rley ) , Secretary 

Dunn Garden Apts., Bldg. B-C, Apt. 2 

281 Hoosick St., Troy, N. Y. 

Anne M. Lynch, Assistant 
1784 Washington St., Auburndale, Mass. 

Born: To Glenna Makant Peach x-'42, a 
second son, Glenn Marshall, on June 16, 
1953. 

Other News: Margaret Gammons Feuer- 
lein x-'42 has moved to 7347 Wisconsin 
Ave., Washington 14, D. C. 

Betty Hutchinson Buttrick says, "I have 
been living here on Long Island for a year 
now and am just crazy about it. Herb is 
teaching at Greenvale Country Day, and 
mv oldest son, Rickey, attends Greenvale. 
Mv youngest, Stewart, will go there in a 
couple of years. Dottie Maher Muir '47 
and I are having a grand time to- 
gether. She lives just a few apartments 
from me. Hope I'll be able to get up 
Boston way soon." 

Helen Keenan Centlivre x-'42 writes that 
she now has three children: a boy 4!/2, 
a girl 2, and a baby 4 mos. Her address 
is- 1810 Pemberton Dr., Ft. Wayne, Ind. 

Priscilla Powers O'Brien is now living- 
at 217 Colonial Drive, Youngstown, Ohio. 

1943 

Mrs. M. F. Stoddard, Jr. 

(Nathalie Monge), Secretary 

28 Juniper Ave., Wakefield, Mass. 

Mrs. Joseph A. Marii.i.ey 

(Elizabeth McAvoy), Assistant 

HI Hawaii Ave., N. E., Apt. 202 

Washington, D. C. 




Glenna Makant Peach x-'42, 

Brad (4) and Glenn (1 wk.) 

(in June 1953) 

The Class of 1943 extends sympathy to 
lane Norwell Chamberlain whose father 
died this fall. 

Born: To Trudy Baninger Duquette, a 
girl, Nancy Lee, on August 27, 1953. They 
are living at 431 Shrub Rd., Bristol, Conn. 
To Jean Perry Thompson, a fourth child 
and third son, Dana, on September 7, 1953, 
at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. 

Other News: Jane Cook Cardoza has 
changed her address to Somerville Rd., 
R. F. D. #1, Basking Ridge, N. J. 

Nancy Travis Bailey says they are now 
living in Minneapolis, Minn., and her 
husband is Pilot-Engineer for Minneapolis- 
Honeywell. They have three girls: Dale, 
born Oct. 30, 1946; Deborah, born March 
13, 1948; and Dawn, born May 5, 1953. 
She was sorry to miss the reunion this 
year. 

1944 

Mrs. Leonard Wolfe, Jr. 

(Jane Mehaffey), Secretary 

193 Main St., Lancaster, N. H. 



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Mrs. James Stauffer 
(Barbara Coudray), Assistant 
Malvern Ave., Richmond 21, Va. 



Elizabeth Burpee Crooker has moved 
to 46 Webster Ave., Westbrook, Me. 

Marion Gooding Christensen is now 
residing at R. F. D. 4, Middle Rd., Fal- 
mouth, Maine. 

Georgia Record \-'4i was married in 
1951 to Robert Watson and is now living 
at Smith Rd., Dennisport. Mass. 

Kathleen A. Sexton x-'44 is now Mrs. 
George B. Collins and lives at 398 C Man 
sion St., Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 



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1945 

Mrs. Calvin R. Carver 

(Emma Gilbert), Secretary 

52 Forest Dr., Short Hills Village, 

Springfield, N. J. 

Mrs. Robert Jacobssen 

(Louise Long), Assistant 

7-14 Mansfield Dr., Fair Lawn, N. J. 

Our sincerest sympathy goes to Patricia 
Smith Whittlesey whose husband, George, 
died suddenly in August from polio, leav- 
ing her with two little daughters. 

Engaged: Phyllis E. Kenney to Richard P. 
Anthony of Hyde Park. Mr. Anthony at- 
tended the University of Maine. A win- 
ter wedding is planned. 

Married: Elizabeth Frost x-'45 to Richard 
Franklin Pendleton of Norwich, Conn., 
at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Fal- 
mouth, Mass., in October. After attending 
Lasell, Elizabeth graduated from the 
Katharine Gibbs School. Mr. Pendleton 
was graduated from Norwich Academy and 
Bryant College. After a wedding trip to 
Canada, they will make their home in 
Glastonbury, Conn. 

Born: To Paula Hathaway Hampson, a 
son, Bradford Ellsworth, on September 
9, 1953. 

To Lynn Metzger Pharo, a son, Johnny, 
in June. She moved to a new home in 
June (7 West Oak Ave., Moorestown, 
N. J.) and spent the summer in Ocean 
City, N. J. 

Other News: Margaret Brady Ruthrauff's 
new address is: Douglas Aircraft Co., Long 
Beach Plant, Long Beach, Calif. 

Dorothy Domina Willard has changed 
her address to R. F. D. #1, Newport, Vt. 

A new address for Lillian Feneley Cooley 
is 3 Garden Rd., Concord, Mass. 

Flo Home Bredahl writes: "As you can 
see I am at work at Gerst, Sylvester & 
Walsh, Inc., in Cleveland. I have been 
with the agency now for about 2^ years 
and everything they say about advertising 
is true. I don't know whether they attract 
'characters' or they are made once they 
step into this business, but believe me 
there is never a dull moment here. 

"As far as news is concerned, I do see 
Barbara Birnbaum Green quite frequently. 
She is now living in University Heights 
and has two beautiful little girls: Debbie 
is about 3V?^ an d Cindy about l 1 /^. Jim 
is with Willard Storage Battery Co. Other 
than this I really haven't seen any of the 
other gals in our class, although Virginia 
Guv is also in Cleveland." 



Elaine Macdonald Aldrich is now living 
in Stamford, Conn. She writes that Art 
is now working for the North American 
Philips Co. as assistant to the president 
and really loves it. The Aldriches have a 
son, born last February. 

Margaret Morris Smith and husband, 
Don, have recently bought a seven-room 
house in Meriden, Conn. Sis has two 
boys : Peter, who has started school this 
year, and William. A third Smith off- 
spring is due in January. Sis tells us that 
her sister, Dot '46, also has two boys and 
is living near the Cape. 

Pat Otis Drew reports that her husband, 
John, is now in the real estate business in 
Hyannis, and suggests that anyone who 
wants to buy or rent on the Cape should 
contact the Drews ! Pat's two children, 
Joddy, 4, and Joany, 2, are in a day nur- 
sery while Pat helps with the new business 
for a bit. The youngest Drew, Joany, is a 
strawberry blonde and talks a mile a 
minute. 

Constance Pettigrew Edie says they 
moved into their home in July and have a 
lovely family: Marilyn, born March '51, 
and George Stewart III, born Dec. '52. 
She is looking forward to our 10th reunion 
in a couple of years. The Edies are living 
at 45 Briary Rd., Dobbs Ferry, N. Y. 

Virginia Phillips Messier has moved to 
10 Dennison Rd., Worcester, Mass. 

A new address for Nancy Pratt Dow is : 
5 Maiden Lane, Lynnfield Centre, Mass. 

The news from Carol Quance Simmons 
is that her second daughter, Sally Anne, 
was born July 18th. The Simmons family 
moved from Brooklyn a year ago to Fos- 
toria, Ohio, where Allen in now working 
for National Carbon Co. as an engineer. 
Carol says they would love to come back 
east to see some mountains and lakes 
again ! 

Helen Sherman Crane has a new address : 
Box 104, Stockholm, N. J. 

After three years of teaching in the local 
high school in St. Albans, Vt, Elsie 
Simonds Follett's husband, Ben, decided the 
future looked brighter in engineering and 
he is now with General Electric in Bur- 
lington. The Folletts have a daughter, 
Sally Margaret, 18 mos., and are expecting 
an addition momentarily. Elsie and Ben 
bought a new home in St. Albans about 
three years ago and love it. They visited 
Jane Baringer Price in Burlington last fall. 
Jane's husband is with G. E., too, in Pitts- 
field, Mass. 

Patricia R. Sweeney x-'45 is now Mrs. 
Paul H. Pilgrim, Jr., and lives at 75 Cooper 
Dr., New Rochelle, N. Y. 

Doris Winkemeier Dieffenbach and 
family moved into their new home in West 
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A few days later their second son, Tommy, 
was born. Winkie writes: "Western 
Massachusetts has a very active Lasell Club 
and we have a lot of fun together. Pat 
Smith Whittlesey lives in Springfield and 
has two girls. Sue Ross Westberg lives in 
East Longmeadow and also has two girls. 
Lindy Ford Sampson lives in Springfield 
and has a boy." 

Doris Wittman Ruckle is now living at 
20 Royden Rd., Tenafly, N. J. 



1946 

Mrs. Payson B. Langley 

(Louise Pool), Secretary 

222 Willow St., Southport, Conn. 

Elizabeth M. Kendall, Assistant 
37 West 10th St., New York, N. Y. 

Engaged: Judith Greenough to John 
Udaloy of Belmont. Judith's fiance was 
graduated from Harvard College and from 
the Harvard Graduate School of Business 
Administration in the class of 1952. He 
served in the Army during World War II 
and is a member of the Harvard Club of 
Boston, the Fox, Speakers' and Hasty Pud- 
ding Clubs. 

Married: Carolyn Coleman to Jan Bernard 
Peyrot of South Milwaukee, Wis. The 
four o'clock ceremony took place in 
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Newton High- 
lands, Mass. Mr. Peyrot served with the 
Netherlands Army during World War II 
and was graduated from the Massachusetts 
Institute of Technology in 1949. After a 
wedding trip to Cape Cod they will make 
their home in Glastonbury, Conn. 




Mr. and Mrs. David K. W. Wilson 

on July 11, 1953 

(Janet Garland '46) 



Corinne Schlegel to George William 
Cathcart, Jr., on September 12, 1953. 

Born: To Eleanor Lincoln Cosgrove x-'46 
(Mrs. Kenneth E.), a third son, Barrett 
Lincoln, on July 20th. Dr. and Mrs. K. E. 
Cosgrove are living at 326 Blythe St., 
Hendersonville, N. Car. 

Other News: Word has reached us that 
Marjorie Norris Harris and husband Gor- 
don are eagerly watching the finishing 
touches go on their home in Wethers- 
field, Conn., and hope to move in very 
soon. It's a New England salt-b'ox with 
lots and lots of room ! 

Lee Pool Langley's husband was trans- 
ferred to Albany in August and they are 
now settled in an apartment in Red Hook, 
N. Y., 26 N. Broadway. Lee says the Hud- 
son River Valley is a beautiful spot and 
they hope to stay put for a while. 

We hear that Betty Jane Weltner 
Canine's husband, Ralph, has been pro- 
moted to a captain in the U. S. Army. 
They are still living in Germany and in 
September were visited by Betty Jane's 
parents from Hartford, Conn. 

New Addresses: Edith Ann Avery has 
moved to 100 Haven Ave., New York 32 
N. Y. 

Peggy Needham Ellis (Mrs. George O.) 
is now living at 1600 21st St., Cody, Wyo. 

Janice Schuelke Test has moved to 64 
Rodman, St., Peace Dale, R. I. 

Janet Stirn Martinsen x-'46 (Mrs. Sven 
K.), now lives at 53 Pembroke Ave., Staten 
Island 1, N. Y. 

Jean Thiel Weld (Mrs. David C), has 
moved to 14 Deer Trail Rd., N. Caldwell 
N.J. 



1947 

Gloria Sylvia, Secretary 
411 W. 24th St, New York 11, N. Y. 

Mrs. S. G. Brush 

(Lois Kenyon), Assistant 

Woodstock, Conn. 

It is with heartfelt sympathy and sorrow 
that we learned of the death on July 2nd 
of Dale, son' of Dorothy Harvender Fuller, 
of acute bronchitis. 

Engaged: Ruth Redden to Stanley Earl 
Decker of Acushnet. After Lasell Ruth 
attended the Massachusetts School of Art. 
Her fiance attended the Providence Bible 
Institution and Boston University. 

Jane Trott to George Preston Burgon of 



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Roger (15 mos.), son of 
Betty Carter Steele '47 



making their home at 113 Randall Circle, 
Williamsport, Penn. 

Other News: Lois Kenyon Brush and 
Steven and Wendy spent four months in 
Providence earlier this year while Steve 
did some work on sales engineering. 
Wendy is quite a young lady, will be four 
years old in February. 

Ruth Maxted Burgen is making her home 
at the Franklin Square House in Boston and 
we understand she will have the pleasure 
of the company of several other Lasell 
girls. 

Doris Smith had to postpone her trip 
to Europe this spring, but still definitely 
plans to go later. 

Ruth Park Lanier x-'47 has joined her 
husband overseas. Her new address is: c/o 
Capt. D. H. Lanier, AFFE Intelligence 
School, 8091 AV, APO 613, c/o PM, San 
Francisco. 

Jane Upton Perkins' address is 8V2 
Walker St., Concord, N. H. In addition 
to having an eight-year-old step-daughter, 
Sandy, Jane has a son, Jeffrey Marvin, 
who must be about 22 months old at this 
writing. 



Maiden. Her fiance attended Northeastern 
Business School in Portland, Me. 

Married: Lorraine Cairns x-'47 to Fenton 
Merrill Holmes on October 8th. Mr. 
Merrill studied at the University of 
Washington after serving with the USAF 
for three years during World War II. 
They will make their home in Beverly 
Farms, Mass. 

Jean Christiansen x-'47 to Lt. (jg) Joseph 
Maloney, Jr., on July 18th in the chapel 
at the naval base in Philadelphia. Jean 
was graduated in 1950 from Upsala Col- 
lege, and her husband is a graduate of the 
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. They 
will make their home in Norfolk, Va. 

Rose Marie Cote to John Butler, in June. 
Guests at the wedding, which took place 
in Lewiston, Me., were Marilyn Isaacson 
Simonds and Jane Upton Perkins. 

Jean Shepardson x-"47 to George P. Nor- 
geot of Orleans, September 20, 1953. After 
leaving Lasell Jean graduated from 
Stephens College in Missouri. Her hus- 
band served with the Armed Forces in 
the Far East during World War II. After 
a wedding trip through northern New 
England and Canada, Jean and George 
will make their home in Eastham. 

Born: To Sybil Dunn Stevens a daughter, 
Inda Kristan, on September 15, 1953. 
Sybil and her husband (Dr. Roland G.) are 






George (3|/ 2 )> son of 
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1948 

Beryl N. Groff, Secretary 
24 Atwood St., Wellesley, Mass. 

Miriam Day, Assistant 
23 Woodhaven Rd., Waban, Mass. 

The Class of '48 extends sincere sympa- 
thy to Barbara Rymer Cole whose father 
passed away suddenly in December, 1952. 

You will recall mention of "Jo Hanson 
Long's children's stories" in the last issue 
of the Leaves. To clarify this statement 
for the readers who thought the stories 
were by Jo's children, they were written by 
Jo for children. Sorry, folks, for the con- 
fusion. 

Engaged: Anne Chapman to Russell Brine. 
USN. Anne's fiance is stationed at Nor- 
folk, Virginia. They plan an early spring 
wedding. 

Elizabeth Bain to M. F. Hagerstrom. 
They are living at 5 Oneida PL, Crawford, 
N. J. 

Married: Elizabeth Ann Duffill to Leif 
Henrich Wiess. Their wedding took place 
at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 130 E. 54th 
St.. New York City, on Oct. 10, 1953. It 
was followed by a reception held at the 
New Weston Hotel also in New York 
City. Tish's new address is Four Gables, 
97 Park PL, Watchung (Plainfield), N. J. 





Johnny (9 mos.), son of 
Dorothy Azadian McKinnon '48 



Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Anderson 

honeymooning in N. H. 

(Gini Hall '48) 

Laura Frederick to William Barry Halle- 
well on Sept. 26, 1953, in Elmira, N. Y. 

The scene of a wedding on Saturday 
evening, Sept. 12th, was 34 Robin Hood 
Rd.. Arlington, Mass. The lovely bride was 
Gini Hall, now Mrs. Stewart Anderson. 
Dressed in blue shantung, and with a new 
short haircut, Gini never looked lovelier 
as she and Stew greeted friends after the 
ceremony. Lanterns out along the lake- 
side and floral arrangements throughout 
the house, arranged by her sister, Nat, 
were a part of the attractive setting. 
Escaping from the crowd later, by going 
across the dam of the lake on which the 
Halls live, the couple tripped to New 
Hampshire. Upon their return to their 
own home, 31 Cedar Hill Rd., Northboro, 
Mass., those who were unsuccessful in 
their chase after the wedding reception — 
the tricksters — made up for this by whip- 
ping up a surprise "welcome home party" 
for the bride and groom. 

Helen "Jerry" King x-'48 to Gilbert 
Bemis early in the Spring of '53. 

Beulah Kwok to C. B. Sung on June 4th, 
just two weeks after arriving in the 
States. She will make her home at 8141 
Manor Rd., Detroit 4. Mich. 

Rosamond Libby x-'48 to Joseph F. 
Beck on March 29th. Rosamond's husband 
is teaching Hebrew in Detroit. Their new 
address is: 3265 W. Boston Blvd., Detroit, 
Mich. 

Jeanne Meyer to David Bird of Easr 
Walpole, Mass., in Munich, Germany. The 
parents of both Jeanne and David attended 
the wedding and reception which was held 
at Bayerische Ros Hotel. The coupk 
honevmooned for a month through the 
Scandinavian countries. Now, in a home 
of their own. they will reside in Munich. 

Sally Ann Rowe to James Edward Fra^ I 
of Mexico, Me., in Falmouth Foreside, 
Me., August 29, 19V3. Sally's husband 



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Charles ("Chip," 10 mos.), 

son of Barbara Taber Stine '48 

(June 1953) 

graduated from Colby College in 1950 and 
then spent two years in the army. 

Born: To Bubs Davenport Weidmann, a 
third child, and second daughter, on Octo- 
ber 14th. 

To Barbara Rymer Cole, a daughter, 
Pamela Susan, on October 11, 1953. Bar- 
bara is living away out in Tacoma, Wash- 
ington (5915 99th St., S. W.). 

Other News: Christena Bilakos writes 
from Ann Arbor, Mich., that she is super- 
vising teacher at the University of Michi- 
gan Hospital School in Ann Arbor. This 
summer she did graduate work at the Uni- 
versity of Denver in Colorado where "the 
climate is ideal.'" 

In September, Mim Day drove to Nova 
Scotia for a one-week vacation. Traveling 
with a girl whose name is Louise Knight 
— Knight and Day that is — the two slept 
in Mim's Nash "Rebecca" and cooked 
their meals along the way. After driving 
the third day through a hurricane amidst 
falling trees, the two enjoyed the scenery 
of Nova Scotia, "the most wonderful place 
on earth." 

Received a real newsy letter from Jo 
Hanson Long. She and Ray spent a de- 
lightful week in Chicago at the Conrad 
Hilton Hotel overlooking Lake Michigan. 
They had a gay time sight-seeing, but were 
awfully glad to get home to their daugh- 
ter, Virginia Jo Ann. Jo also mentions the 
gardening she and Ray did this summer. 
It must be some garden for they are 
freezing the produce for future use. 



Mike Hires appeared unexpectedly on the 
Boston scene the last week in September. 
She visited Lasell to see the many changes 
and did the town of Boston. Second-hand 
book shops seemed to attract Mike as did 
the "Constitution." Now she is a drafts- 
woman at Bell Laboratories in New Jersey 
and loves it. Mike sees Pat Cass Manahan 
and her son, David, almost every day. 

Florence Keeney Havens writes us her 
new address: 19 Andover Rd., Windsor 
Locks, Conn. She and Ev moved into their 
new home this fall. 

At this writing Lynn Kneller and Berry 
Groff are planning a two-week trip to 
Puerto Rico in November. This is Lynn's 
second trip this year. In early September 
she went on a Windjammer cruise from 
Bar Harbor, Me. They sailed two hun- 
dred or so miles off the coast. According 
to Lynn it was "terrific." 

Rosada Marston writes us a card from 
London where she is "on a grand tour of 
Europe for six weeks." She will "fly to 
Paris, from there to Holland, Belgium, 
Germany, Italy, and Spain. Having the 
time of my life. The trip over by ship 
was worth a return trip the next day- — 
people really live for seven days crossing 
the ocean." Sounds fabulous — have lots of 
fun, Rosada ! 

From South Pasadena, Calif., we hear 
that Marty Moyer Anson is settling down 
for one year. She and her husband, John, 
traveled out there this summer in two 
weeks stopping to visit relatives and to 
take in some sight-seeing. Seems like fast 
traveling ! Marty asks if there are any 
other Lasellites out that way. You can 
find her at 1644 Huntington Dr., N. Apt. 
4, S. Pasadena, Calif. 

Nancy O'Rourke writes, "The Leaves is 
wonderful!" The Alumnae Office is glad 
to hear this, Nancy, for they certainly do 
a grand job putting it together for all 
of us. 

Nancy left her work with the Subcom- 
mittee to Investigate the Dept. of Justice, 
in June, and after a vacation in Detroit, 
went on to work in Senator Saltonstall's 
Office. She is quite pleased with her new 
surroundings — "home style" — and writes, 
"you can well imagine how exciting it is, 
as well as the fun it is to be dealing with 
your own state. Am learning lots, and I 
think I'm situated for awhile since this 
job is of a permanent nature — if all the 
folks vote for Saltonstall next year!!" 

Joan Ryan Chattier (Mrs. Ralph G.) 
is now employed as secretary to the 
General Manager of Microwave Associates, 
Inc., in Boston and Bud is sales represent- 
ative for Campbell Soup Co. She and Bud 
are living at 250 Willow St., W. Roxbury, 
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Barbara Taber Stine writes of how much 
she and her husband, Charles, have been 
enjoying Syracuse, having been there since 
their graduation from the University in 
1950. She says, "When does the next issue 
of the Leaves come out? I must hurry and 
send a contribution to Mim Day, Class 
Agent, so I will get a copy." 

We want to bring you up to date on 
news from Lucile Tucker Anderson. She 
has two children, Karen Beth and James, 
Jr. Lu tells us her husband is due to leave 
the Marine Corps in October. 

New Addresses: Sophie Cramer is now 
living at 55 Atlantic St., Lynn, Mass. 

Nancy Ramsay Alvey x-'48 has a new 
address: 12013 Kirton Ave., Cleveland 11, 
Ohio. 

Barbara Noel's address is: 1459 Froude, 
San Diego, Calif. 

June Smith Noreen (Mrs. Harold, Jr.) 
is still in Laconia, N. H., at 1162 N. Main 
St. 

June Sherter Krevor is living at 2105 
N. Scott St., Arlington, Va. 



1949 

Natalie Hall, Secretary 
34 Robin Hood Rd., Arlington, Mass. 

Mrs. Richard K. Donahue 

(Nancy Lawson), Assistant 
414 Andover St., Lowell, Mass. 

Married: Virginia Benham to Walter W. 
Wolf. Her new address is Branchville, 
N. J., Box 125. 

Nancy "Straw" Lawson to Richard King 
Donahue, on September 19th, in New Brit- 
ain, Conn. Jan Garland Wilson '46 was 
among her attendants. A fabulous recep- 
tion followed under a huge tent in the 
gardens of John Cooke's in Plainfield, 
Conn. Straw looked just beautiful! Among 
the Lasellites who attended were Nancy 
Havden, Janice Wilder Davidson, Marcia 
Morse Neiley (Placement Office '49-'50) 
and Nat Hall. Straw and Dick went to 
Williams Inn, in Williamstown, Mass., 
and then spent part of their honeymoon, 
in Hanover, N. H., and on the Cape and 
Nantucket. They are now living in an 
apartment at 414 Andover St., Lowell, 
Mass. 

Dorothy Lindestrand to Edward F. Mag- 
nu^on in October, at a lovely candlelight 
service. After a wedding trip to the Adiron- 
dack Mountains, they will make their home 
in Arlington. 

Peverly Peterson to David H. Hentlev 
on September 12, 1953. Beverly and David 
are now living in South Sudbury, Mass. 




Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Daly 

on October 25, 1952 

(Shirley Anderson '49) 



Marilyn Weeden to Robert Burns David- 
son, Jr., on September 13th, in Newton 
Centre. Marilyn's father, the Rev. Arthur 
H. Block, officiated at the wedding cere- 
mony. After Lasell Marilyn attended the 
Hickox Secretarial School from which her 
husband graduated. He served with the 
Air Force for a year. After a wedding trip 
to Maine they will live in Newton. 

Born: To Nancy Hakala Simonds, a son, 
John, Jr., on March 1, 1953. Nancy's hus- 
band, John, who graduated in 1951 from 
the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, is a 
physicist with the Eastman Kodak Co. in 
Rochester, N. Y. They make their home 
at 43 Creekview Dr., Churchville, N. Y. 

To Diane Heath Beever, a second child, 
first daughter, Lynne, on Sept. 8, 1953. 

To Paulina Quilty Connolly, a son, Tim- 
othy, on Aug. 16, 1953, weighing 7 lbs., 
10 oz. 

Other News: Shirley Anderson Daly and 
Bob were living in Philadelphia but 
planned to move to Haddonfield, N. J., 
October 1st, as Bob has been appointed 
district manager of the Scott Paper Co. 
in southern New Jersey. 

Besides attending Miami University, 
Martha Buffum is teaching nursery school 
at the Unitarian Church and loves it. Her 
address is: 90 S. W. 28th Rd., Miami 45, 
Fla. 

In a note to Straw Lawson, Bobbe Davis 
Canterbury writes: "As you can see I am 
a married woman and better still a mama. 
I've been traveling with Russ for two years 
now while he's been in the service. First 
we were in South Carolina and then Miami, 
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with this military life and going back to 
our apartment in Wethersfield, Conn. (16 
Mitchell Court). Wish you'd come see us 
when you come back home for a visit. 

"We now have a lovely baby girl, Doris 
Ann, born Aug. 18th right here in Miami. 
She's a little doll and we are two of the 
proudest parents ever!" 

Polly Donaldson Converse has returned 
from Germany and plans to live in New- 
port Vt. Her address is: c/o Mrs. Mack 
Converse, Newport, Vt. 

Natalie Knight Rogers (Mrs. John V.) 
has moved to 22682 Pembroke, Detroit 19, 
Mich. 

In June, Dode Molan Wheaton and 
Warde moved to Fort Belvoir, Va., where 
Warde went to school for three months. 
In a note from Dode in September she 
said Warde had orders for Goose Bay, 
Labrador. Dode was hoping that there 
would be some sort of housing so she and 
the baby, Cheryl, could join him. "How 
do you think we'll look with an igloo and 
sleds pulled by dogs?" 

Mary Anne Otto Nelson (Mrs. Ernest 
E., Jr.), writes from her new home in 
Marcus, Iowa, "We hatch baby chicks and 
ship them when they are a day old. Com- 
ing from the city to the country is a 
wonderful change. Midwesterners are so 
friendly and kind." It sounds interesting. 
We would all like to hear more about your 
new life ! Just write the Nelson Hatchery, 
Marcus, Iowa, to reach Mary Anne. 

Nancy Newhall Mackay (Mrs. Robert- 
son) has just moved to 249 N. Arlington 
Ave., East Orange, N. J., and they love it 
there ! 

Marilyn Prince Karcher x-'49 and 
daughter, Julie, are spending the winter 
with her mother, Louise Stevens Prince 
'22, while her husband, Richard, is train- 
ing with the General Electric Co. 

Kay Poore Hamel writes, "Dana and I 
have an apartment in Arlington while he 
completes his second year at Harvard 
Business School. As soon as he goes back 
to school I'm going back to work part-time 
at the Polio Clinic at Children's Hospital. 
Kay still wishes her mailing address to 
be: 1 Berkeley Ave., Haverhill, Mass. 

The Connollys, Paulie (Quilty), Walt 
and four-months-old Timothv, have rented 
a darling five-room Cape Cod house in 
Fredericksburg, Va., which is about twenty 
miles from Quantico where Walt is sta- 
tioned. Paulie writes that "Quantico is . 
just beautiful, three gorgeous officers' 
clubs, including an 18-hole golf course, a 
b'tg swimming pool and everything is 
about half price." 

Jean Russell was appointed associate 
buver for infants' and toddlers' wear and 
furniture at Bloomingdale's. Jean hoped 



to plan a buying trip to Boston in Novem- 
ber. She is living at Garth Woods Apart- 
ments, in Scarsdale, N. Y. 

Jeannie Sargent is back in Boston. She 
has a new apartment on Park Drive just 
over the hill from Sears. 



1950 

Sally C. Hughes, Secretary 
102 Cabot St., Newton 58, Mass. 

Lillian I. Reese, Assistant 
46 Raws'on Rd., Arlington 74, Mass. 

Engaged: Pat Graham to Lt. (jg) Stewart 
E. Gordon, Jr., USNR, of Carmel, Ind. 
Lt. Gordon was graduated from Johns 
Hopkins University and is a member of 
Beta Theta Pi Fraternity. He is now serv- 
ing with the 6th Fleet in the Mediterrane- 
an. Pat is employed by the Andrew Dut- 
ton Company in Boston. A fall wedding is 
planned. 

Sally Hughes to Robert W. Gorman of 
Cambridge on September 13th at a tea at 
her home. Bob attended Boston Univer- 
sity, where he was active in athletics and 
at present is a salesman for the A. J. 
Gerard Steel Company. Sally is employed 
by the Hart Model Agency in Boston. A 
wedding is planned early in 1954. 

Joan McKinney to Raymond E. Aldrich, 
Jr., of Poughkeepsie, N. Y. Raymond, 
alumnus of Taft School and Union College 
and a member of Kappa Alpha, is also a 
graduate of Albany Law School and is 
with the law firm of Aldrich & Aldrich, 
Poughkeepsie. He served in the Navy 
in World War II and is a member of the 
Dutchess Golf and Country Club and 
Poughkeepsie Tennis Club. Joan is on the 
editorial staff of The Poughkeepsie New 
Yorker. 

Married: Anita Angelus to Michael J. 
Koulopoulos on June 14, 1953. Mr. Koul- 
opoulos is a graduate of Northeastern 
University, Class of 1951. He is em- 
ployed as an Electrical Engineer at Simplex 
Wire and Cable Co. in Cambridge, Mass., 
and is attending evening classes to get 
his Master's in Electrical Engineering. 

Barbara Ann Chace to William Parkins, 
Tr., on Saturday, June 20, 1953, in the 
Daniel Marsh Chapel, Boston University. 
A reception followed the evening wedding 
at the Hotel Continental in Cambridge. 
Barb looked lovely as did Ann Mathewson 
Church, who was one of Barb's attendants. 
The high point of the reception was when 
"Chace" left the wedding party and joined 
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Black." Harriet Schwarz '51 caught the 
bridal bouquet! Barb is Personnel Assist- 
ant in charge of extras through the store 
of Gilchrist's. They have just refurnished 
their apartment at 75 A Dover St., Somer- 
ville. Mass. In September, Barb had some 
of her Day Hop friends over to her apart- 
ment to prove her prowess as a home- 
maker. The group included Ellie Barton, 
Hildy Junker, Sally Hughes, and Harriet 
Schwarz '51. After a pleasant reunion and 
a hearty snack, all there were convinced 
Betty Crocker had nothing on Barb ! 

Barbara Chipman to Richard Will of 
Springfield, Mass., on July 18, 1953. Dick 
is associated with Westinghouse. 

Nancy Frank to William Daly in March 
1953. Nancy and Bill drove to California 
where Bill is stationed. He has 18 months 
more to go in the Air Force. Their pres- 
ent address is: 2544 Sepulveda Blvd., 
West Los Angeles 64, Calif. Marge Gil- 
bert and Janet Debbs Waldele gave Frankie 
a shower in Duff's apartment in New York. 

Mary Gay Eddy to William Jones of 
Auburndale, Mass., June 27, 1953. Bill 
and Gay are living in Indianapolis, Ind., 
at 3954 Parker Court, Apt. 596. Bill is 
working for Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp. 
in the sales department out there. Gay 
finished her training at the Massachusetts 
General Hospital and is now a Registered 
Nurse. 

Joanne Kelley to Walter Peters, May 16, 
1953, in Webster, Mass. 

Marilyn Maass to Joseph E. Eramo, 
October 10, 1953. Their address is: 59 
Wilson Ave., Lynbrook, N. Y. 

Harriet Pemstein to Sumner Silver, also 
of Worcester, in Temple Emanuel. After 
a trip to Bermuda, Harriet and Sumner 
are living at 58 Longfellow Rd., Worces- 
ter. Mass. He received a Law Degree 
from Harvard Law School and is a mem- 
ber of the Massachusettes Bar Association. 

Mary Ribarich to Robert Connick of 
Irvington. Joanne Kelley Peters was one 
of the attendants. The couple left by 
plane for a honeymoon in Acapulco, Mex- 
ico, and on their return will reside in 
Irvington. Mary is also a graduate of 
Washington School for Secretaries in New 
York City. She is employed as a secretary 
for American Airlines. Bob, a graduate 
of Irvington High School and New York 
University, served three vears in the 
United States Navy. He is presently em- 
ployed as a sales representative for Wrenn 
PaDer Company in New York City. 

Ruth Rosebrock to Charles H. Hardie, 
in April, in Brooklyn, N. Y. The recep- 
tion was at the Waldorf Astoria. Joan 
Antun was one of Ruth's attendants. 

Dorothy Torner to James E. Monahan, 
February 7, 195 3. Dotty Mills was one 



of Dot's attendants. Dot and Jim honey- 
mooned in Bermuda. Jim was graduated 
from Rutgers University and is now a pro- 
fessional baseball player, under contract 
to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Dot says they 
have traveled and lived in New Orleans, 
La., and Charleston, S. C, and many other 
places, and have had the opportunity to 
meet a lot of interesting people. 

Phyllis Turner to Maurice Yeager, 
March 28, 1953, in Wayne, Penn. A re- 
ception followed at the Overbrook Coun- 
try Club. Nancy Houde and Grace Eckles 
were two of Phyl's attendants. Phyllis' 
husband, Bud, was graduated from the 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 
1952 where he was a member of Phi 
Sigma Kappa. He is now designing heli- 
copters for a Pennsylvania firm. Phyl and 
Bud went south on their honeymoon and 
are now living in the Linden Apts., A-8, 
Logan St., Pottstown, Pa. 

Shirley Simonton to Lt. (jg) Ralph 
Wakeman Foster, USN, of Warrensburg, 
N. Y., on September 26, 1953, in Wil- 
mington, Del. The reception was held at 
the Wilmington Country Club. After 
Shirley finished at Lasell, she was gradu- 
ated from Syracuse University. Lt. Foster 
is a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy 
and the State College of Forestry at Syra- 
cuse University, cum laude. A member of 
Phi Gamma Delta, he received a mas- 
ter's degree in economics at Maxwell 
School of Citizenship at the University. 
He is stationed in Norfolk, Va. 

Born: To Audrey Callahan Cohill, a son, 
James Hackman, Jr., on June 30, 1953. 

To Ann Carpenter Towle, a daughter, 
Kathy, on June 2, 1953, weighing 8 lbs., 
6 oz. Ann and Bill live in Richford, Vt., 
where Bill is practicing dentistry. 

To June Handleman Gilmartin, a boy. 
Mark Bernard, on June 4, 1953. Weight: 
8V? lbs. 

To Barbara Rock Wallingford, a son, 
Robert Blair, Jr., on March 27, 1953. 
Weight: 9 lbs., 4 oz. Barb and Bob's 
address is: 1179 Dermond Rd., Drexel 
Hill, Penn. 

To Lois Schaller Toegemann, a son, 
Arthur Joseph, April 29, 1953. The baby 
weighed 6 lbs., 10 oz., and Lois says they 
call him "Artie." He was 22 in. at birth. 
Lois reports that she sees quite a bit of 
Nancy Bean Lord and Jack as they live 
only about twenty minutes away. Lois and 
Nancy and the two husbands all journeyed 
to New Jersey in June to Joan Dorau's 
wedding and had a small reunion at Anne 
Mastin's where Tillie Shaw Skinner and 
her husband were also staying. Lois and 
Joe have built a six-room Colonial house 
and their address is: 129 Plantation Drive, 
Garden City, Cranston, R. T. 



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To Joanne Secor Rier, a boy, Richard 
Bennett, August 10, 1953, weighing 7 lbs., 
2l/ 2 02. 

To Honey Spackman Wilson, a boy, 
George C, IV, April 22, 1953, weighing 
83/ 4 lbs. 

Other News: On July 19, Joan Baum of 
59 Echo Bay Dr., New Rochelle, N. Y., 
visited Lasell. She came this way for 
Barbara Chipman's wedding. Joan is now 
associated with the May Co. resident buy- 
ing office in New York. She is assistant 
buyer for sportswear. Joan told us that 
Margie Martin was in Europe for the 
summer. 

Patricia Bouton is having all mail sent 
to her at Anderson Rd., Norwalk, Conn. 

This winter Naomi Cox visited her sis- 
ter in California. While there Naomi vis- 
ited Tijuana, Mexico, and several interest- 
ing places in California. We now call 
her "Naomi Cox — World Traveler." 

To catch up a little bit on Joan Hahn 
Fern. She has been married since October 
6, 1951. Clara Silsby Lampert and Jean 
Hackett were attendants. Now Joan has a 
baby boy, Christopher John, born July 8, 
1952. 

Barbara Hires is now Mrs. Harley F. 
Baxter and is living at 2333 Crescent Ave. 
Ext., Charlotte, N. C. 

In April Sally Hughes and a fellow 
model visited New York where they ap- 
peared on Burt Parks' TV Show "Double 
or Nothing." Sally and her friend won 
the maximum $40. but they were stumped 
on the jackpot question. Needless to say, 
they had no trouble spending their earn- 
ings in the Big City, where they visited 
Toots Shor's, Rockefeller Plaza, Birdland, 
Germantown, Longchamps and several 
other highspots. That same week-end, 
Marion Ettinger, Sandy Pryor, Rosemary 
O'Brien, Duff and a group from Jersey had 
a gala reunion at Trader Louis' in the City. 

Shirley Manasen Castoro's new address 
is: 821 North Forest Rd., Williamsville, 
N. Y. 

Christine Mills Carlson x-'50 writes: "In 
addition to the change of name and address, 
I also have a year-old daughter, Charron, 
and an 'architect husband,' both keep me 
going every minute." Her address is: 21 
Carley St., Shelton, Conn. 

Christine Oliveto is now Mrs. Richard 
M. Davis and lives at 2226 Randolph St., 
N.E.. Washington, D. C. Her husband 
works for General Cable Co. 

Doris Oneal Becker is living at 9 Jordan 
Rd., New Hartford, N. Y. 

Shirley Richman writes: "Sorry to say 
I've almost completely forgotten about 
Lasell. It was the Leaves Fund Issue that 
made me ashamed of myself. Now that 
I'm a working gal (for just about one 




William, Jr. (5 mos.), son 

of Joyce Barnett Smith '50 

(in Feb. 1953) 

year) I hope I can keep in better touch 
with the school that truly is a symbol of 
fun and happiness. Graduated from Bos- 
ton University College of Liberal Arts, 
August 1952, with an A.B. in English. 
Attended Hickox Secretarial School for 
three months and am now working for 
the Polaroid Corp. in Cambridge. I work 
for the Traffic Manager handling the per- 
sonnel records for the Traffic Dept. and all 
the tracers and claims and shortages com- 
ing into the Company. I come in contact 
with people galore and am wild about the 
work. I'm still single and fancy free — 
certainly having a gay time." 

Mary Ann Sylvester and Carmen Welch 
were capable volunteer waitresses at the 
$100 a plate Republican Dinner at which 
President Eisenhower was guest in Boston 
in September. They were able to perform 
these duties through their affiliation with 
the Young Republican Club. 

Bev Walker Ward and her husband are 
living at 1748 W. Nora, Spokane, Wash., 
where Ronnie is stationed for two years. 
They have a four-room furnished apart- 
ment and Bev says she really enjoys mar- 
ried life, even washing dishes, etc. 

In September Gloria Warner was grad- 
uated from Cornell University New York 
Hospital School of Nursing. She takes 
her State Board Examination in October 
and then is planning to be married Novem- 
ber 21st and hopes to honeymoon in Ber- 
muda. Gloria savs she has her wedding 
gown, which is satin and lace. She and 
Allen have an apartment in New York and 
after November 21st their address will be 
531 E. 72nd St., New York, N. Y. In 
January Gloria will start working in ob- 
stetrics at the New York Hospital. 

That's about the size of the news, gals. 
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keep dropping off as the months since 
graduation fly by. Please write and tell 
us all about your lives since then. 



1951 

Barbara K. Adams, Secretary 
621 High Ridge Rd., Stamford, Conn. 

Barbara B. Voorman, Assistant 
130 Unadilla Rd., Ridgewood, N. J. 

Will everyone agree that there have 
been numerous engagements, showers, wed- 
dings, more showers and babies born re- 
cently? Well, here goes! 

Engaged: Joan Cardinal to Donald F. 
MacMurray of Montclair, N. J. Joan has 
been working for Standard Brands. Don- 
ald is a veteran of Korea from which he 
returned early last year after serving with 
the Fifth Air Force. He is now working 
for Curtiss- Wright doing jet aircraft re- 
search. 

Mildred Gluck to Richard M. Barron of 
Brookline. Richard is a graduate of Tufts 
College. A December wedding is planned. 

Barbara Harter to Kent Hubbard Stand- 
ish Pinneo of Des Moines, la. Kent re- 
ceived his B. A. degree from Drake Uni- 
versity and is a member of Sigma Alpha 
Epsilon. He is now attending General 
Theological Seminary in New York. 

Cynthia Porter to Roger Horton. They 
are planning a November wedding. 

Jo-Ann Vojir to Dwight Massey. After 
their wedding, which is planned for 
November 21st, they will make their home 
in California where Dwight is going to be 
stationed. 

Married: Georgia Bakes to John Sigalos, 
on September 13th. We'd love to hear 
more about your activities, Georgia. 

Martha Edwards to Marlen Whippen. 
Martha's new address is : 82 Hercules 
Park, Kenvil, N. J. 

Arlan Ehrisman to Charles Norman 
Bennett, Jr., also of Sharon, Mass., on Julv 
25, 1953. 

Helaine Fendler x-'51 to Arnold Marks. 
They are making their home at 167 Centre 
Ave., New Rochelle, N. Y. 

Libbie Fleet to Melvin Glazer on May 
24, 1953. Margie Cushing was maid of 
honor. Libbie's address is: 277 Gibson 
St.. Lowell, Mass. 

Janet Fornoff to Halsey Hauber on 
August 8, 1953. Since their marriage Janet 
has traveled quite a bit with her husband 
as he is a pilot in Air Sea Rescue but as 
of January he will be stationed in Thule, 
Greenland, for one year. Janet plans to 
be at home, 133 Essex Ave., Bloomfield, 
N. J.j during this time. 



Jean Hird to Frank Johnson, Jr., on June 
6, 1953. They are now living in Virginia. 

Marlene Maloof x-'51 to Leo Saidnawey 
in August, 1953. Leo graduated from 
Bentley School of Accounting and Finance. 
After a wedding trip to Bermuda they plan 
to live in Cambridge. 

Dorothy McPherson to Lysle Chase 
Wickersham on August 29, 1953. Mr. 
Wickersham attended Kent School and is 
now a student at St. Lawrence University, 
Canton, N. Y. 

Meridale Roberts to Dr. Ivan Trevor 
Vasey on October 4, 1953. Ivan served 
two years in the South Pacific and Korea 
before entering Harvard where he got his 
pre-medical training. In 1953 he gradu- 
ated from Tufts Medical School and is a 
member of Alpha Omega Alpha National 
Honor Society. Meridale and Ivan are 
living at 59 Gaspee Point Dr., Gaspee 
Plateau, Station 5, R. L, while he is in- 
terning at the Rhode Island Hospital in 
Providence. 

Ann Van der Veer to Theodore Lander 
in August 1, 1953, in Skaneateles, N. Y. 

Joanne Zeigler to Douglas W. Dupen on 
August 29, 1953. Joanne met Lt. Dupen 
while vacationing in Bermuda this spring. 
They are now living in California, Apt. 
206, 2924 14th Ave., Oakland. 

Born: To Bunny Kozloski Murphy, a 
daughter, Christine Ellen, on June 24th. 
We understand the baby has Bunny's 
dimples. 

To Mary Ann Helms Hutchinson a son, 
Tommy, Jr., who is now over 19 months 
old. 

To Donna Lincoln Smith, a son, Jeffrey 
Allen, born August 18, 1953. 

To Ann Murray Reynolds, a son, Hugh 
F., Jr., born August 15, 1953, and weigh- 
ing eight pounds. Ann's address is Bur- 
lington Rd., Lake Garda, Unionville, Conn. 

Other News: Edna Duge is employed by 
General Foods in New York City and likes 
her job very much. 

Pat Reynolds did a bit of traveling this 
summer up in Canada. Her favorite spot 
was the Chateau Frontenac overlooking the 
St. Lawrence River in Quebec. 

Teanine Wortman got her B. A. from 
the University of Maine in June where she 
majored in speech and radio. She is now 
doing radio work in Denver, Colo. 

Try to drop a line to let us know what 
you are doing, whether married, engaged 
or just anything you think might interest 
the class. 

Congratulations to all the old faithfuls 
in our class who contributed so generous- 
ly to the Class Agent Fund. We are proud 
to b'e the leaders in Dollars — think what it 
would be if we were leaders in contrib- 
utors ! 



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1952 

Suzanne G. Baney, Secretary 

125 Northfield Ave., Apt. D-l 

West Orange, N. J. 

Terry Wingate, Assistant 

252 Old Mamaroneck Rd. 

White Plains, N. Y. 

The Class of 1952 extends deepest sym- 
pathy to Danis O'Neil on the death of 
her father on September 5, 1953. 

Engaged: Betty Lee Cook x-'52 to Robert 
Wayne Burgess of North Reading. Betty 
attended Simmons College School of Nurs- 
ing and will be graduated from the 
Chandler School for Women in June. Her 
fiance prepared at New Hampton Academy 
for Tufts College School of Engineering 
and served with the Army two years. 

Ann Dudley to Joseph F. O'Neil, USMC, 
of Arlington and Hyannis. Mr. O'Neil 
attended Boston University. A fall wed- 
ding is planned. 

Marianna Firebaugh to Lawrence D. 
Burgund of Summit, N. J., in August. 
Mr. Burgund is a graduate of Michigan 
State College and is an agent of the Fed- 
eral Bureau of Investigation. 

Eleanor Mekelones to Thomas Pankey 
Marple of Rochester, N. Y. Mr. Marple 
is a graduate of Admiral Farragut Academy 
and Duke University. 

Charlotte ("Fran") Petrone to Jerry 
Fisher of New Jersey in August. 

Ruth Reich to Edward Liss of Newark, 
N. J., in August. Mr. Liss attended 
Lafayette College and Newark Rutgers Col- 
lege of Pharmacy. 

Eleanor Silver to Marvin Birger of West 
Newton, Mass. Mr. Birger, a graduate of 
Tufts College, where he was a member of 
Phi Epsilon Pi fraternity, served with the 
Army Medical Corps for a year, including 
occupation duty in Yokohama, Japan. 

Married: Marlene Belsky to Phillip Feder 
on Sept. 12th in Scarsdale, N. Y. Pam 
Robinson was her attendant. Lasellites 
attending the wedding were: Adrienne 
DeMaria, Edna Duge '51, Ruth Reich, Ann 
Steindecker and Barbara Sudimack. Mar- 
lene and her husband spent their honey- 
moon in the South. 

Joan Krummel to Edward Limmer on 
August 22nd in East Orange, N. J. Mr. 
Limmer is a June graduate of the Uni- 
versity of Rhode Island. Joan's roommate, 
Ginny Snedaker, was maid of honor. Eva 
Poller D'Armiento was a bridesmaid. 
"Poogie" Firebaugh, "Merry" MacLean, 
"Phyllie" Gleason and Joan Fischer Bell 
attended the wedding. The couple toured 



Cape Cod on their honeymoon and they 
are now living at 291 Commonwealth Ave.> 
Boston, Mass. 

Millicent Jewell to Raymond N. Jenness> 
Jr. Their new address is: Box 123, Hat- 
field, Mass. 

Ruth Mclntire to Donald H. Brown in 
a candlelight ceremony on August 22nd 
in Ridgewood, N. J. Quite a few Lasell- 
ites attended the wedding and reception. 
They were: Adrienne De Maria, Norma 
Heep, Jo Raynal, Sue Baney, Jo Getz, Nan- 
cy Gotier, Marilyn Hetzke, Ginnie John- 
son, Jean McCambridge, Joan Morrison 
Wilson, Dot Mulhere, Joan Peterson, Elsie 
Salkind and Barbara Voorman '51. Ruth 
and Don spent two weeks in Cambridge 
Beaches, Bermuda. They are living in 
Cambridge, Mass., while Don completes 
his senior year at Harvard University. 

Nancy Slattery to Milton Daniel Haskins 
on July 25th in Springfield, Mass. Nina 
Nutt Ratner and Joyce Kitfield were in 
the wedding party. Some of the Lasell 
gals seen there at the wedding and recep- 
tion were: Jo Raynal, Ade DeMaria, 
"Missy" Paulmier, Sue Baney, "Willy" 
Wulbrede, "Mac" McCambridge, Ginnie 
Johnson and "Is" Paolillo '53. Slats and 
Dan are also living in Cambridge while 
Dan attends Harvard. 

Muriel Smith to Robert L. Favreau of 
Schenectady, N. Y., on Oct. 3rd. The wed- 
ding took place at the Martha Mary 
Chapel with the reception in the Wayside 
Inn, South Sudbury, Mass. Bette Ward 
x-'52 was one of the bridesmaids. The 
bridegroom was graduated from Worcester 
Polytechnic Institute. He is a member of 
Theta Kappa Phi fraternity. He is a chem- 
ical engineer employed in research for 
E. I. duPont de Nemours Corp. in Schenec- 
tady. After a wedding trip through the 
Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania they 
will live in Schenectady. 

Mary Ellen Whelton to John Mitchell 
Herold on October 10th, in Wethersfield, 
Conn. 

Born: To Mary Ellen Schwingel Skove 

x-'52, a son, Mark Edward, on August 
19th. This is their second son. 

To Nancy Stark Hanson, a son, Gregory 
Alan, on August 10th. 

Toni Ariani Avery x-'52 now has a boy 
and girl. 

Other News: Joan Awad, "Purcie" Pur- 
cell and Joan Siebert finally came home 
from "The Continent." They went to see 
practically everything there was to see over 
there — even Capri and the Riviera. The 
stories they have to tell about their tour 
are priceless (plus the picture of the trio 
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concerns the 18 French Air Cadets that 

they met coming home on the Liberte. 

They sailed to Europe on the United 

States and quite a gang was on hand to 
wish them "Bon Voyage." 

Cristine Carpenter Hunt and husband, 
Charles, are living at 38 Nameaug Ave., 
New London, Conn. A baby is expected 
in December. Congratulations! 

The publishing business has snatched 
another Lasell girl. Just after finishing 
"Katie" Gibbs, Bette Clark landed a job 
with Conde Nast Publications as a secre- 
tary working for House & Garden. 

Our Westerner, Mary Diggs Pearson, 
has pulled up stakes and moved to another 
part of "The Golden West." She's living 
in Henderson, Nevada — just a few miles 
outside of Las Vegas. Watch out for 
those one-arm bandits, Mary. Her new 
address is: Mrs. Tom Pearson, Box 716, 
Henderson, Nev. 

Marjorie Dyer Hubbard x-'52 and Tom 
are living at I Pearl St., Burlington, Vt. 
They visited Joan Roberts not long ago in 
Alexandria, Va., and found he r still en- 
joying her job as assistant buyer of Mouses 
at Woodward and Lothrop's. 

Jackie Ellison is now the proud owner 
of a brand new and bee-oo-ti-ful green and 
cream hard top Bel Air Chevrolet. One 
week in August, Jo Raynal, "Mac" Mc- 
Cambridge, Sue Baney and Jackie all piled 
into above mentioned car and took off for 
Canada. As this group wended their way 
through Montreal, Quebec, and Murray 
Bay, they discovered that they had missed 
out very badly on one of Lasell's courses. 
You guessed it! French!! Oh well, it sure 
was good for laughs — and plenty of them ! 

We hear that Joan Fischer Bell's Tom is 
soon leaving for the service and that Joan 
will travel with him. 

Keep your eyes and ears open for Ina 
Friedman. One of these days you're going 
to be able to say, "I knew her when." 
Yes, Ina has sold another children's story 
to Parents' Magazine. Keep that typewriter 
going, Ina. 

The "Villagers" (Greenwich, this is), Jo 
Getz, Marilyn Hetzke, and Nancy Gotier 
gave a very successful Open House in 
September. Their apartment is great, very 
"arty and casual," as they say in the Vil- 
lage. Some of the Lasellites there to warm 
the house were Ginnie Johnson, Terry 
Wingate, Em Pitkin, Lois Hickey, Joan 
Eastwood x-'52, Jo Raynal, Didi Vail 
and Norma Heep. 

Pat Giles has started her senior year at 
Cedar Crest College in Pennsylvania. Pat 
is a future dietitian. 

Freddie Holt has left her job at the 



Railway Express Agency and is attending 
Katharine Gibbs. 

Priscilla Johnson is attending Lesley 
College in Cambridge for the second year. 
Her address is : 24 Elm Ave., Brockton, 
Mass. 

Dorothy Kinsley has moved from Fram- 
ingham to Boone Rd., Stow, Mass. 

Kit Kitfield, Missy Paulmier and Willy 
Wulbrede took a motor and canoe trip 
through the Adirondacks this August. On 
their way they stopped off to see Didi Vail 
at Lake George. From the Adirondacks 
they took a jaunt to Canada and then to 
the Cape. They rented a cottage with 
Joyce Wardle, Naomi Peck, Itty Smibert 
and Marilyn McGuire. What a crew ! They 
must have had quite a time. 

Jean MacLeod is a recent graduate of 
Trans World Airlines' stewardess school. 

Nina Nutt Ratner (Mrs. Lorman A.) is 
living at 33 Washington Ave., Cambridge, 
Mass. 

Gloria O'Dwyer has moved to 20 Farm 
Land Rd., Warwick, R. I. 

Missy Paulmier's new address is: 305 
Beacon St., Boston, Mass. 

Carol Peterson Towle moved to McClel- 
lan Air Base, Sacramento, Calif., the mid- 
dle of August. 

Ann Rathburn spent a few weeks in 
Florida this summer. How was it, Annie? 

Bobbie Rost really loves her job as a 
ticket reservationist for TWA. She tells 
me that she is interested in becoming a 
foreign agent (reservation, that is) some- 
time in the future. Bobbie lives at 3031 
Winding Way, Dayton 9, O. 

Betty Sherry has changed her job with 
Binny and Smith and is now with General 
Foods. 

Clare Showell was a bridesmaid for 
Marcia Staats '51 this summer. I hear 
it was a lovely wedding. Terry Wingate 
and Didi Vail went down to Wilmington 
for the occasion. Clare is now working as 
a secretary for a lawyer. Watch out and 
don't let those legal terms throw you, 
Clare. 

Donna Silver is now a junior at the Uni- 
versity of Miami. You're doing just fine, 
Donna. 

Another Lasellite is employed by Brown 
University. Carole Smith is a secretary in 
the Alumnae Office. Betty Lou Foy and 
Phyllis Gleason work at the University 
also. Are you all opening a Lasell branch 
down there? 

Another retailer bites the dust! Bobbie 
Sudimack has decided to b'ecome a secre- 
tary and is attending Katharine Gibb's in 
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Peg Thompson has come back to Massa- 
chusetts after leaving her government job 
in Washington. Peg's now working in 
Boston for a typewriter concern. She says, 
"it's just peachy" and claims she's well 
on the way to becoming a millionairess. 

Mary Warner Whitney (Mrs. Edward 
D.) writes from 15 Fountain St., West 
Newton, Mass. "We spent the past year 
in New York where Ed was stationed in 
the Army. I was a medical secretary for 
two doctors on Park Ave. Ed was dis- 
charged three weeks ago and we're pres- 
ently looking for jobs and a place to live. 
We hope to settle around Newton." 

Elaine Winters finished a very success- 
ful and enjoyable season with Mike Todd's 
"Night in Venice" and at this writing is 
out job hunting. 

Have you become engaged, married, 
changed your addresses or jobs or anything 
of particular interest lately? If so, please 
write your Class Secretary and say so. Your 
classmates will be interested. The news 
you send in helps make a better and more 
interesting column. 



1953 

Althea E. Janke, Secretary 
227 Hamilton Rd., Ridgewood, N. J. 

Mrs. Roland A. Nesslinger 

(Sylvia Pfeiffer), Assistant 

123 East Argyle St., Valley Stream, N. Y. 

Engaged: Jeanne Christiansen to Bob 
Lucas. The wedding is expected to take 
place in May. 

Karen Floberg to Duke Levis. The 
announcement was made at a family din- 
ner at the Wagon Wheel in Rockford, 
111. No date has been set for the wedding. 

Elinor Johnson to Bill Palmer. The 
engagement was announced at the Long- 
fellow's Wayside Inn on August 21st at a 
tea given in their honor. Bill is stationed 
at Long Beach, Calif., at present. After 
he graduates from Yale he will become an 
Ensign in the United States Navy. 

Molly McBride to Robert R. Kalogerous 
of Dorchester, Mass., on Aug. 31st. A 
spring wedding is planned. 

Marshia Raticoff x-'53 to Stanley M. 
Grossman of Margate City. N. J. 

Married: Rachel Davis to Robert Karl 
Van Leer of Lincoln, Mass., on Sept. 5th. 
The wedding was held in the Martha Mary 
Chapel with the reception at the Wayside 
Inn in South Sudbury. After a wedding 
trip to Quebec the Van Leers will live in 
Ithaca, N. Y., where he will attend Cor- 
nell Business School. 



Audrey Felzenberg to Harold Silberman 
on August 29th. The couple expect to live 
in St. Louis where Hal will attend Wash- 
ington University Medical School. 

Margaret Hunter x-'53 to Peter Hallock 
on July 19th, in Larchmont, N. Y. 

Nancy Kittell to James T. Martin, Jr., 
of Marblehead, on August 1st. Gail Rob- 
inson was maid of honor. Nancy is now 
working for a photographer and they are 
living at 5 Waldron St., Marblehead, Mass. 

Marie Low to Lt. Harold E. Christensen 
of Newton on June 28th. Mr. Christensen 
was graduated from Boston University in 
June and is now in the United States Air 
Force. Marie's new address: 340 First 
St., South Winterhaven, Fla. 

Cynthia McCoy x-'53 to Robert Fair- 
weather. Her address is still R. D. #1. 
Bucksport, Me. 

Carol McKay to Herbert T. Chaudiere 
on Sept. 19th, in Harrington Park, N. J. 
Barbara Van Dine was her maid of honor. 
Carol's new address is: 936 Boulevard, 
New Milford, N. J. 

Joan Morici to Edward Aboyoun on June 
28th. They are living at 317 Lafayette 
Ave., Passaic, N. J. 

Emilie Savramis to Charles Raizes on 
September 21st. The wedding took place 
in Portsmouth, N. H. 

Betty Ann Smith to Leo Blum, III, on 
July 26th, in Harwich Port, Mass. Leo 
has two more years of study at the Univer- 
sity of New Hampshire so they will be 
living at 39 Main St., Durham, N. H. 

Barbara L. Smith to Richard Leonard 
Tingley, Jr., on September 5th. They are 
living in Springfield, Mass., where Dick 
will enter college. They motored to Vir- 
ginia and Washington on their honey- 
moon. 

Patricia Ripley to Edward Charles Petit 
on Sept. 12th. Barbara's sister Virginia 
'34 was her matron of honor. They will 
live at 14 Brayton St., Johnston, R. I. 

Joan Wilckens to Bertrand H. Pittis on 
Sept. 12th. They honeymooned at the 
Elbo Beach Surf Club in Bermuda after 
which they returned to West Orange, 
N. J., where they have set up housekeep- 
ing in a garden apartment. What is your 
new address, Joan? 

Other News: Eleanor Andrews, "Bootsie" 
to all of us, is working with an adver- 
tising agency as a secretary. Bootsie, tell 
us what agency and also what you are 
doing. 

Joan Antupit will be attending Hillyer 
College in Hartford, while Bob is in the 
service. 

Carol Bencivenga reports that she is 
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Co. as a private secretary. She says, "It's 
a terrific job." 

Eleanor Biggs wrote to tell us that she 
is now working in Burlington as a med- 
ical secretary for two doctors, one is a 
psychiatrist and the other a specialist in 
internal medicine. 

Pat Binks is attending Katharine Gibbs 
in Boston. She is living with Marie Kaden 
at the Franklin Square House. 

Mary Blackham is working at radio sta- 
tion WCOP in Boston doing secretarial 
work plus a little receptionist work. She 
writes, "I'm meeting all sorts of interest- 
ing people, stars and celebrities." 

Priscilla Boggs is working in the Col- 
lege Shop at Filene's while she is on the 
Executive Training Squad. She is also liv- 
ing at the Franklin Square House. 

Molly Bondareff reports that after a 
wonderful summer she is now working at 
Walter Reed Hospital in the X-ray Therapy 
Department as a secretary. 

Barbara Brandeis is with American 
Airlines working as a secretary to the 
Manager of Tours and Resorts on Park 
Ave., New York City. 

Nancy Brandeis is working as a dental 
assistant in Montclair. How about more 
news, Nancy? 

Carol Bridgetts is working for Carpenter 
and Baker Insurance Company as a sten- 
ographer. 

Dorothy "Butch" Brinkman is pinned to 
Bill Conway who is getting his Master's 
Degree at Dartmouth. How about some 
more news???? 

Eve Bunzel started work at Columbia 
Records two weeks after graduation. She 
writes that she is in the Transcription 
Department and is working as a secretary 
to the Manager of Sales Service. Eva is 
in the Headquarters Building on Seventh 
Ave., New York City. 

Mary F. Burke, after spending a wonder- 
ful summer at the Cape, is now working 
as a private secretary in Boston. She plans 
to take some extension courses this fall. 

Mary Lou Burke reports that she is work- 
ing at American Airlines and is living in 
Jackson Heights, N. Y., with five other 
gals. 

Carol Buthray wrote that she is pinned 
to Charles De Warle. a graduate of 
Gettysburg College. They hope to be 
married in the Fall of '54. 

Barbara Bytner is working at General 
Aniline and Film Corporation which is 
part of Ansco Film. What else, Barbara? 

Sallv Churchill, Tan Pearson and Sallv 
Garratt are living in an apartment at 167 
Marlborough St. in Boston. Sally Church- 
ill writes that she is an instructor of 
make-up and styling at the Ruth Allen 
School of Modeling. Sally Garratt is on 



the Executive Training Squad in Filene's. 
Elinor Cohen writes that she is working 
for the ZefF Supply Co., Inc., a photogra- 
phy supply house. She is also attending 
the Boston University Evening School, 
taking a course in photography. 

On October 5th Polly Ann Cotter will 
begin her training at St. Luke's Hospital in 
New Bedford. Let us know how you like 
it Polly. 

Evelyn Criscuolo, "Evvy" to us, writes 
that she is working for her father at the 
Boringuen Music Corporation, 308 San 
Francisco St., San Juan, Puerto Rico. Her 
fiance is in the Army and they plan to 
marry when he is discharged. They are 
now building their home in a new resi- 
dential section close to the sea. 

Barbara "Bubbles" Crossley reports that 
she is working for the Advertising Depart- 
ment of U. S. Plywood Corporation. She 
is secretary to the Advertising Department 
and the Assistant Advertising Manager. 

Diane Cueny is working for the Shell 
Corporation. Her fiance, Roger, is now 
in the United States Army. 

Dot Day wrote to tell me that her fam- 
ily has moved to the West Coast and that 
her entire summer has been spent packing, 
moving, traveling and hunting. Let us 
hear more about your new home. Dot is 
going to school at Washington State Uni- 
versity. 

Cynthia "Connie" DeGelleke writes that 
she is working for a cancer surgeon in the 
Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, 
N. Y. 

Shirley Ann DeMund wrote to say that 
she is working in the X-ray department in 
the Hartford Hospital taking dictation 
from three doctors. 

Marie DiSilva is attending the Univer- 
sity of Massachusetts as a junior. 

Evelyn Earle has now changed her 
address. Here it is: 45 Sumter Ave., 
East Williston, N. Y. Evelyn is working 
as a merchandise clerical in the evening 
wear department of the New York Lord 
and Taylor store. 

Joan Eckert wrote that she traveled most 
of the summer in Georgia and North Caro- 
lina. She is now working as a secretary 
for the state agent of the Royal Liverpool 
Insurance Group. 

Jean Ewart is employed in the Legal- 
Department of the Penn. Railroad working 
as a stenographer. 

Silvia Faccio is attending Berkley 
School in New York City and is taking 
a secretarial course. 

Maureen Fagan is working as a medical 
secretary at the Conn. Mutual Life Insur- 
ance Co. in Hartford. Her new address is: 
Old Highway, Marlborough, Conn. 



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Jean Fager is attending Bennington Col- 
lege in Bennington, Vt. Her major is 
Child Psychology and from what I've 
heard Jean loves it. 

Barbara Fleck did nothing this past sum- 
mer, but enjoyed the beaches and took a 
trip to Virginia. You lucky girl ! Tell 
us what you are doing now, Barbara. 

Marty Folkins writes that she is work- 
ing in the Fashion and Display Depart- 
ment in R. H. White's in Boston. She 
plans to get married sometime in February 
if Uncle Sam permits. 

Judith Gardner is presently working for 
the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard as a sten- 
ographer. 

Doris Gartner and Joanne Schur are liv- 
ing at the Franklin Square House in Bos- 
ton. Doris is working in a Public Ac- 
countant Office (Hertz, Herson and Mish- 
kin) and Joan in an insurance office (Fair- 
field and Ellis). They both attend B. U. 
evening classes twice a week. 

Joan Godfrey is working as an assistant 
dietitian in the Middlesex County Sana- 
torium for T. B. patients. Her address is 
775 Trapelo Rd., Waltham, Mass. 

Lee Goodwin is taking the training pro- 
gram offered by Filene's of Belmont and 
during the summer Lee was on the Filene's 
Fashion Board. 

Marty Gries spent two weeks in the 
hospital this summer after an unexpected 
operation. She went to Estes Park, Colo., 
to recuperate, then spent a month with her 
family at their camp in the wilds of north- 
ern Ontario. She is now attending Kath- 
arine Gibbs in New York and is living in 
the Barbizon Hotel. 

Marty Guhring writes that she is work- 
ing in the New London Hospital transcrib- 
ing operation histories and physical rec- 
ords for the doctors. 

Marlene Hamilton is on the Executive 
Training Squad at Filene's. 

Elaine Harper is living in Boston at 76 
Marlborough St. with Izzy and Molly 
McBride. Elaine is taking Filene's execu- 
tive training program. She began selling 
but has since been promoted to a clerical 
position which she enjoys very much. 

Janet Hart is private secretary to the 
manager of a firm in Hartford, Conn. 

Doris Hedblom writes that she is major- 
ing in Home Economics at the University 
of Rhode Island. 

Debbie Higgins spent her summer as a 
counselor at a girl's, camp in Vermont. At 
present she is attending the Boston School 
of Therapy and her address is: Student 
House, 96 The Fenway, Boston, Mass. 

Pat Hill is living at 305 Beacon St., 
Boston, and is working as a medical sec- 
retary. 



Barbara Howell will be spending the 
next three years at the New England 
Deaconess School of Nursing where she 
was awarded a scholarship. Congratula- 
tions to you, Barbara. This summer she 
worked as nurse's aide in the Waltham 
Hospital. Barbara's address is: Harris 
Hall, Deaconess Rd., Boston, Mass. 

Since June 15th Joan Jacobson has been 
working for the Liberty Mutual Ins. Co. 
in Newark, N. J. 

Althea Janke is working for Multitone 
Inc. of Rochelle Park, N. J. The company 
does photo engraving on copper rollers 
for textile and paper designs. She is called 
an artist, which pleases her no end, though 
she does no actual creative work. From 
what we hear she likes her job immensely. 

Betty Jarman is working in a retail 
dress shop near Norristown, Pa., and likes 
it very much. 

Marie Kaden is living with Pat Binks 
at the Franklin Square House. Marie is a 
Junior at Boston University and is study- 
ing in the School of Public Relations and 
Communications and is majoring in tele- 
vision. 

Joan Kelly has been attending the 
Academy Moderne in Boston this past 
summer. She was very successful and is 
now a Hart Model. She is going to Bos- 
ton University School of Education. 

Betty Jane Kenneally is working as a 
medical secretary for a doctor in Boston. 

Mary Kenney is a teacher in the Holden 
Nursery School in West Newton and loves 
every minute of it. The children are three 
years old. 

Elsie Knaus is working as an Editorial 
Assistant with the Yorke Publishing Co. 
in New York City. 

Jean Kruckman may now be found at 
501 Kendal St., Burlington, Wis. She is 
working at the Murphy Products Co. there. 
Jean also says that she is going to an- 
nounce her engagement at Christmas time 
to Hugh Agner and a June wedding is 
planned. Best wishes, Jean. 

Claire LaLiberte traveled around this 
past summer visiting Canada in July, 
Albany in June, and Winchester, Mass., 
(Carolyn Martin), in August. What are 
you doing now, Claire? 

Carol Lindstrom is working for Dr. 
Reinhold in W. Englewood, N. J., as his 
assistant. 

Theresa Lopas worked for the summer at 
the Newton-Wellesley Hospital as a sec- 
retary in the nursery. On October first she 
started her training as a student in medical 
technology at the Lawrence General Hos- 
pital, Lawrence, Mass. She will study 
there for one year. 



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Kathleen MacGregor is attending Syra- 
cuse University. 

Carol Morse is working as a private 
secretary to the Treasurer of Lesley Col- 
lege and likes it very much. She is living 
.at the YWCA in Boston. 

Jean Nazarian is working in Filene's of 
Belmont as a window and display decorator 
and is simply in love with her job! This 
fall she plans to take courses at Harvard 
and the Cambridge Center of Adult Edu- 
cation, which she is looking forward to. 

Betty Ann Nuovo is working at Tufts 
College as a secretary. 

Bobbie Palumbo is a private secretary 
to Colonel T. C. Gerber of Olin Indus- 
tries, New Haven, Conn. She is enjoying 
her work and plans to be there for some 
time. This past summer she spent her 
weekends sailing. 

Isabel Paolillo is a food supervisor at 
Massachusetts Memorial Hospital and en- 
joys it very much. 

Helen Pearlstein is attending Interboro 
Institute in New York City where she is 
taking a bi-lingual secretarial course. The 
languages she is taking are English and 
Spanish. 

Sylvia Pfeiffer Nesslinger is an assistant 
buyer in ready-to-wear for the Franklin 
Shops which are located on Long Island. 
Sylvia tells me that she enjoys her work 
very much. 

Merah Pratt is attending the University 
of Rhode Island where she is working for 
her B. S. degree. Her address is E. Roose- 
velt Hall, U. of R. I., Kingston, R. I. 

Nancy Preston is secretary to a lawyer 
and likes it very much. 

Judy Robinson has written that she has 
a marvelous position as secretary to the 
Director of Admissions at Pine Manor 
Junior College in Wellesley. 

Barbara Ann Ronan is working in New 
York City as a private secretary to the 
Senior Associate Editor of the Architec- 
tural Record. Her position consists of 
much the usual office procedure plus a 
great deal of typing of copy and descrip- 
tion that is published in the magazine. She 
finds the work both interesting and excit- 
ing at all times. Bobby, quite the ambi- 
tious gal, is planning to go to Fordham 
University night school this fall. 

Barbara P. Smith is working on the 
Coast as a private secretary. She had a 



sudden urge to see a former roommate 
there and after sightseeing through Mexico 
and California has decided to stay for an 
indefinite period of time. 

Jean Smith is a private secretary to the 
Registrar at the Rhode Island College of 
Education and is enjoying herself very 
much. She has also been crewing for her 
boy friend in the different regattas at the 
yacht clubs in Rhode Island. 

Joan Smith has a temporary job as an 
ediphone operator for the Atlantic Refin- 
ing Co. She hopes to get a permanent job 
working for the same company. 

Lee F. Smith, after spending the sum- 
mer in New Hampshire, the Cape, and 
Maine, might start to work in the fall — if 
not, she will either further her education 
or. better still, she might take a trip to 
the Coast to see her sister. 

Audrey Thompson is working at Wel- 
lington Sears Co. in downtown New 
York. At present she is in the advertising 
department but it is only temporary. 

Beverly Thornton is studying at Burdett 
College, Boston. Her course is Business 
Administration which lasts for two years. 

Barbara Van Dine really did some travel- 
ing this summer. She took a trip to 
Florida and Havana. Now she is living 
in New York and going to the Parsons 
School of Design. 

Shirley Vara is also a medical secretary 
at Children's Hospital. 

Until recently Jean Weeks Hanna and 
her husband have been living in Columbus, 
O., where Taj was stationed and where 
Jean worked as a secretary. In October 
they were transferred to Wright-Patterson 
Field in Dayton. Jean is having loads of 
fun setting up housekeeping. How's your 
cooking, Jean? 

Mary Wellington started training to be 
a nurse August 31st, at the Mount Auburn 
Hospital, Cambridge, Mass. Lots of luck ! 
Let us know how you are doing. 

Stephanie Wennberg is working at 
Houghton Mifflin Publishing Co. 

Ginger Wilder is attending Purdue Uni- 
versity. Her major is Childhood Education 
and her minor is Retailing. 

Sue Ziehler is a private secretary to the 
Vice-President & Treasurer of Mead Sales 
Co. in Dayton, O. Sue says she couldn't 
be happier and considers herself pretty 
fortunate to have such a position. 



IMPORTANT !! 

Please remember to keep the Alumnae Office informed if you have 
a change of address. Or send your change of address along with other 
news of yourself to one of your class secretaries — either Althea or Sylvia. 

Just remember to do it! 



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INMEMORIAM . . . . 



1878 

Mary Hopkins Dewey of Lincoln, Mass., 
several years ago. 

1880 

Ann Fisher Mosgrove '78-'80 of Urbana, 
O. She was a sister of the late Louise 
Fisher MacDougal *78-'79. 

Mary Colson Curtis 70-'80, in Machias, 
Me. 

1891 

Annie Peabody Hall '85-'91, suddenly on 
May 17, 1953, at the age of 81. Her son 
wrote, "She was always very proud of 
Lasell." 

1895 

Mabel M. Lutes, on July 23, 1953. 

1896 

Mabel Sawyer Miller, in Auburndale on 
August 25, 1953, after a long illness. 



1897 

Edith Dresser, in Providence, on Octo- 
ber 1, 1953, after a long illness. 

Caroline Poe Newton '96-'97, in Find- 
lay, O. 

1898 

Thomasina Libby, '97-'98, of Saco, Me. 

1910 

Martha Hazlet Crooks, on January 13, 
1953, in Williamsport, Penn. 

1911 

Edna Kauffman Binder of Bethlehem, 
Penn., on June 24, 1953. 

Marjorie Watkins Lucey x-'ll, of 
Washington, D. C, on February 12, 1944. 

1914 

Mildred Ames Klee x-'l4, of Westneld, 
N. J., on August 8th. 



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LOST! — CAN YOU HELP US FIND THEM? 



Mary Bailey Newell '80-'82 
Katie Gibbons Ashenden '85-'88 
Mary Fisher Buffington '89-'90 
Katherine Hamilton Corbin '89-'92 
Annie W. Barker x-'03 
Etta H. Handy '07 
Florence Halberstadt Ellis x-'lO 
Elizabeth Bronaugh Hall x-'12 
Virginia Harshman Dillard x-'19 
Anna Hendee Sheehan '24 
Ruth Junkins x-'24 

Vera Hambleton Plunkett '27 
Mary Emma Foss '28 
Margaret Contrell Say re '29 
Louise A. Fischer '29 
Kathryn Chamberlain Mead '30 
Ruth Wheaton Austin x-'30 
Doris Baldwin O'Leary '31 
Florence Ball Booth x-'31 



Ruth K. Fackler x-'31 
Dorothy A. Gosse '32 
Virginia Hall Warren '36 
Helen Cairns Crawford x-'36 
Martha Welch Sotak '38 
Barbara DeWitt Rowley '39 
Janet Norton Sonstroem x-'39 
Alberta Taylor Robinson '40 
Mary Bloch Fawcett x-'40 
Bertha M. Bucklin x-'40 
Evelyn Endresen Allen '41 
Annabelle Spence x-'4l 
Mildred Jones Luse x-'4l 
Dawn Dugdale Haskett '42 
Jeanne Bisby McOwen x-'42 
June Allen '43 
Mary Crawford Ray '43 
Ruth Blaisdell Simmons '44 
Shirley Hosmer Taylor x-'45 



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Published by Lasell A Inc. 

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LASELL ALUMNAE, INC. 



President : 

First 

Vice-President: 

Second 
Vice-President: 

Recording 

Secretary: 

Corresponding 
Secretin 

Treasurer : 

Assistant 
Treasurer : 

Alumnae Clubs 
Advisor: 

DirectO" 



Scholarship 

Comm. Chm. 



Member of American Alumni Council 

Officers and Directors 

1953-54 

Dorothy Inett Taylor 30 (Mrs. Lloyd D.) 
320 Highland St., Worcester (6-3015) 

Ruth Turner Crosby '42 (Mrs. Richard A.) 
37 Frederick St, ille (La 7-8423) 

Mildred Birchard Pentheny 38 (Mrs. Wm. A., Jj 
Dwight Rd., Holly Hill, Marshfield (765) 

Marion Kingdon Farnum '29 (Mrs. Earl W.) 

20 Linda Ave., Auburn (8085) 

Elsie Bigwood Cooney x-'20 (Mrs. Harold J.) 

21 Victor Ave., Worcester (6-0884) 

Antoinette Meritt Smith '23 (Mrs. Wil 
393 Broadway, Cambridge (Ki 7-3667) 

-Olive Boynton Garron '38 (Mrs. Lay ton S.) 
12 Rockridge Rd., Waltham (5-1044-W) 

Louise Tardivel Higgins '37 (Mrs. Chas. A., Jr.) 
89 Woodland Rd., Auburndale (De 2-2272) 

Priscilla Alden Wolfe '19 (Mr !>•) 

Box 854, New Hampton, N. H. (Bristol 4-5746) 

Barbara Ordway Brewer '35 (Mrs.) 
19 Fern St., Auburndale (De 2-4591) 

Edythe Cummings Mileikis '37 (Mrs. J. C.) 
830 Commonwealth Ave., Newton Centre 
(Bi 4-5033) 

Elizabeth Danker Trenholm '41 (Mrs. F. D.) 
1 Alba Rd., Wellesiey Hills (We 5-3483-R) 

Ruth Sullivan Lodge '40 (Mrs. H. T.) 
17 Hemlock Rd., Newton Upper Falls 
(De 2-2046) 

Clara Dietz Rosenburg '30 (Mrs. Lester E.) 
338 Clinton Rd., Brookline (As 7-4869) 



Edit- 
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LASELL LEAVES 

Priscilla Winslow '35 
Barbara Ordway Brewer '35 
Antoinette Meritt Smitli 



LASELL LEAVES 



Vol. LXXIX 



MARCH, 1954 



No. 2 




CONTENTS 

A Lasell Neighbor a Century Ago by 
Dr. Donald J. Winslow, W.P. 
'18-'20 2 

Lasell Applauds — Esther Story '21 by 
Ruth Turner Crosby '42 8 

Why Lasell? by Sheila McDonough '54 . 9 

Lasell Announces New Three-Year 
Nursing Program 11 

Lasell to Construct New $225,000 Sci- 
ence and Classroom Building ... 12 

Faculty News 14 

Class Contributions for 1953-54 Through 
Jan. 31st 16 

Lasell Alumnae, Inc 17 

Club News 18 

Class News 24 

In Memoriam 56 



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Deadline schedule for Class and Club Secretaries, Student and Guest writers: 

December issue — October 1 
March issue — January 1 
June . issue — April 1 

September issue — July 1 



Published Quarterly by the Lasell Alumnae, Inc., Lasell Junior College, Auburndale, 
Mass. Entered as second-class matter at the Boston, Mass., Post Office. Acceptance for 
mailing at special rate of postage provided for in Section 1103, Act of October 3, 1917, 
authorized on October 28, 1918. Subscription $3.00 Per Year Included in the Annual 
Alumnae Fund Contribution. Single copies of this bulletin may be obtained for 75 cents 
each. 



LASELL LEAVES 



A LASELL NEIGHBOR A CENTURY AGO .... 

by Dr. Donald J. Winslow, W.P. '18-'20 

Son of Dr. and Mrs. Guy M. Winslow, Donald J. Winslow has taught for 
seventeen years at Boston University where he is professor of English and Chair- 
man of the Department of English in the College of Liberal Arts and the Graduate 
School. 



Among the rare publications of one 
hundred years ago should be included 
the little catalogues of the newly estab- 
lished Lasell Female Seminary. These 
sixteen-page pamphlets covered in white 
paper with gold lettering or in pale 
shades of blue, pink, or yellow with 
black lettering are evocative of those 
middle nineteenth century years when 
Lasell was very young but — if we can 
judge by the lists of "Pupils" and 
"Graduates" from wide areas of the 
country — flourishing. In the eighth num- 
ber of these catalogues, for the academic 
year 1859-60, there is one page of par- 
ticular interest, with a heading in fine 
Old English letters: fltmHical (Eulturr, 
subtitled "A New and Most Important 
Feature." The importance is indicated 
by the fact that one full page is devoted 
to this new feature, in a catalogue which 
has only two pages for its "Course of 
Study" both for the Primary Department 
and for the four-year General Course. 

During the few years just preceding 
this time, in the 1850's, Lasell Female 
Seminary had as a close neighbor a 
widely known physician and educator 
who would have been much pleased by 
the introduction of weekly lectures on 
"Comparative and Human Anatomy and 
Physiology, interspersed with Hygienic 
instructions of great practical impor- 
tance." But this neighbor had died on 
March 28, 1859, a few months before 
Lasell's ninth academic year opened in 
September I860. One would like to 
think that he had had a part in Lasell's 
new program, since he was in his day 
nationally known as a writer on educa- 
tion, health, and religion. Lasell has, 
nevertheless, some interesting ties with 
this fine gentleman of a century ago, 
most significant of which is the fact 
that the present Lasell Junior College 
Infirmary was the home, in his last 




Dr. William A. Alcott 

years, of the outstanding physician and 
educator — Dr. William A. Alcott. 

A cousin of the well-known Amos 
Bronson Alcott of Concord, William 
Andrus Alcott was born in Wolcott, 
Connecticut, on August 6, 1798. His 
sixty-year life was full of hard and pro- 
ductive work; he suffered a good deal 
from illness — plagued by a pulmonary 
weakness which finally caused his 
death — and he early took on a seri- 
ousness that not only was never to 
leave him, but if anything was to in- 
tensify as the years went by. One 
glance at his portrait as you see it here 
will help you to appreciate his undeviat- 
ing attention to duty; even as a very 
young schoolmaster in Connecticut he 
must have appeared to his "boding 
tremblers" as Goldsmith's village school- 
master, "stern to view," whose pupils, 
no doubt, had "learned to trace the day's 



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disasters in his morning face." 

As a young man Alcott taught four 
years in Litchfield and Hartford Coun- 
ties, Connecticut, before he and cousin 
Bronson, in their early twenties, jour- 
neyed to the South together. This in- 
structive experience was later recorded 
by Dr. Alcott in Recollections of Ram- 
bles at the South (1854). After return- 
ing to Connecticut he taught in district 
schools again and introduced some im- 
portant reforms into the school-room, 
notably in better furniture for the young 
pupils (seats with backs instead of the 
universally accepted backless benches) 
and in improved ventilation. Early in- 
terested in medical matters and urged 
further in this direction by his own per- 
sonal health problems, Alcott decided 
to pursue the study of medicine. "It is 
true," he says in a late autobiographical 
work, "that I was already in the twenty- 
fourth year of my age, and that the 
statute law of the State in which I was a 
resident required three years of study be- 
fore receiving a license to practice medi- 
cine and surgery, and I should hence be 
in my twenty-seventh or twenty-eighth 
year before I could enter actively and 
responsively upon the duties of my pro- 
fession, which would be rather late in 
life." And he adds that he was con- 
cerned about giving up another profes- 
sion, teaching, which he already was 
well entered upon. Through the help 
of his family physician, using an "old 
dirty skeleton" and a small volume of 
Cheselden's on anatomy, he began his 
study in the spring of 1822. He kept 
up his teaching and three years later at- 
tended a five months' course at Yale 
Medical College, where he was "regu- 
larly examined and duly licensed" in 
1826. 

Beginning with his "Prize Essay on 
the Construction of School Houses" in 
1831, Alcott published a long series of 
works in the fields of education, health, 
and religion. In all he published more 
than one hundred books, over 20,000 
pages of text; at least ten of his books 
went into a dozen or more editions dur- 
ing his lifetime; two went into more 



than twenty editions before his death in 
1859: The Young Man's Guide (1833) 
and The Young Mother, or Management 
of Children in Regard to Health 
(1836). These two titles are indicative 
of the kind of work for which he was 
most famous. Many of his other books 
are variations on the same themes; near- 
ly all were written from a professional 
point of view; and all are deadly serious. 

In 1836 he married Phebe Bronson, 
daughter of Deacon Irad Bronson, of 
Bristol, Connecticut. Shortly before 
this time Dr. Alcott had met the Rev. 
William C. Woodbridge, who had re- 
turned from Europe enthusiastic over 
the Fellenberg School at Hofwyl, Swit- 
zerland, and who wished to start a 
school for teachers at Hartford. In re- 
sponse to Woodbridge's query concern- 
ing the greatest error in modern educa- 
tion, Alcott said, "The custom of push- 
ing the cultivation of the intellect at the 
expense of health and morals." He 
worked for Woodbridge in his new 
school for about two years; thereafter 
he assisted in some publications, notably 
the Journal of Education and a chil- 
dren's weekly paper called Juvenile 
Rambler; or, Family and School Journal, 
the latter of which Dr. Alcott edited in 
the second year of its two-year exist- 
ence, in 1833. The Juvenile Rambler 
has been called the first children's mag- 
azine published in America; it appeared 
every Wednesday for two years and had 
at least 1500 subscribers. Made up of 
various columns on such subjects as His- 
tory, Geography, Biography, Proverbs, 
Poetry, Symbols-Emblems, Fables, Intel- 
ligence (i.e. news), the four-page, tab- 
loid-size paper included a section called 
"The House I Live In," which was 
later to be incorporated into one of Dr. 
Alcott's most widely known books: The 
House I Live In; or The Human Body. 
For the Use of Families and Schools. 
This book went into thirteen editions 
before his death, including a British 
edition. 

It was in the early 1830's, when his 
publishing became particularly active, 
that Dr. Alcott moved from Connecticut 
to Boston. Mr. Samuel C. Goodrich, 



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better known by his pseudonym, Peter 
Parley, invited Dr. Alcott to edit Par- 
ley's Magazine for four years (1833- 
1837), and no doubt Alcott had a hand 
in some of the other numerous Parley 
publications, possibly in Parley's First 
Book in History and Geography, which 
is listed in all the early Lasell cata- 
logues under the Primary Department. 
Throughout the thirties and forties Dr. 
Alcott published many books and arti- 
cles, lectured widely, and practiced med- 
icine. It is said that during his life- 
time he inspected 20,000 schools. From 
1835 to 1839 he edited a monthly peri- 
odical, Moral Reformer, and Teacher 
on the Human Constitution, concerned 
with "Health and Physical Education," 
a leading publication in the widespread 
health movements of the middle nine- 
teenth century. Under the influence of 
the popular Dr. Sylvester Graham, soci- 
eties for "Ladies' Physiological Reform" 
were organized in the 1830's, and in 
1837, as a result of Dr. Graham's lec- 
tures in Boston, the American Physio- 
logical Society was formed "to acquire 
and diffuse a knowledge of the laws of 
life, and of the means of promoting 
human health and longevity" with Dr. 
Alcott as first president. 

Just when Dr. Alcott moved to 
Auburndale it has so far been impossi- 
ble for me to establish, but he pur- 
chased the land from Nathan Crafts on 
December 28, 1848. The Auburndale 
Congregational Church Register indi- 
cates that "Dr. William A. Alcott and 
Mrs. Phoebe L. Alcott" (the correct 
spelling is "Phebe") joined the church 
on January 7, 1855. A year later, the 
Register reveals, Josiah Lasell, brother 
of Lasell's founder and co-principal 
with George W. Briggs until I860, and 
Mrs. Jane Whitin Lasell joined the 
church. This Register is, by the way, 
an interesting document for those con- 
cerned with Lasell history. There are 
numbers of other Lasells — no doubt 
they were friends of their fellow par- 
ishioners the Alcotts — in the early parts 
of the Register and in the baptismal 
records. Also in the list of members 
are the two children of Dr. Alcott: 



William Penn Alcott and Miss Phebe 
Ann Alcott, both of whom joined the 
church on January 3, 1858. Daughter 
Phebe was a student at Lasell Female 
Seminary. Her name is in the list of 
"Pupils" in the catalogues for 1860-61 
and 1861-62, a time when there were 
about seventy young ladies at the Semi- 
nary. 

Dr. Alcott was School Committeeman 
for the Ash Street School in Auburn- 
dale, and his daughter Phebe was for a 
short time assistant to the principal 
there. She married Mr. Walter Crafts, 
the only son of Nathan Crafts, a bridge- 
builder whose name has been kept alive 
in Newton by "Crafts Street," which 
runs from Waltham Street to Washing- 
ton Street, near the historic Jackson 
House in Newton. Phebe Alcott Crafts 
and her husband moved to Shelby, Ala- 
bama, where Mr. Crafts managed an 
iron smelter for a Hartford syndicate, 
shortly after the Civil War. A number 
of her descendants are living in New 
York, New Jersey, Ohio, and Virginia, 
and her daughter, the only surviving 
grandchild of Dr. Alcott, Mrs. Earl F. 
Adams (Katharine Alcott Crafts), lives 
in Naples, Florida. Dr. Alcott's son, 
William Penn Alcott, had five children 
none of whom survived childhood. He 
was a Congregational minister, ordained 
at North Greenwich, Connecticut, in 
1868, after having attended Phillips 
Andover Academy, Williams College 
('61), and Andover Theological Semi- 
nary ('65). One of his earliest pas- 
torates, from 1874 to 1877, was Brown- 
ington and Orleans, Vermont, the home 
towns of Dr. and Mrs. Guy M. Wins- 
low. Mrs. Winslow recalls her own 
parents' acquaintance with the Rev. Wil- 
liam P. Alcott. Most of his adult life 
was spent in Boxford, Massachusetts, 
where he died in 1919. 

A little volume of some interest to 
friends of Lasell and of Auburndale is 
that which was published in 1917 by 
the Auburndale Woman's Club called 
Early Days in Auburn Dale. It was 
here that I first learned of Dr. Alcott's 
residence in the building now known as 



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The Lasell Infirmary on Maple Terrace, formerly owned by Dr. William A. Alcott 



the Lasell: Infirmary; here, too, are some 
interesting reminiscences from older 
citizens of Auburndale concerning the 
Alcotts and their home. Mr. Charles H. 
Johnson said, "There were some quaint 
people among the early settlers. One, 
Dr. William Alcott, who built on the 
lot now [1917] occupied by Dr. Pelou- 
bet and Mrs. Van Wagenen, a tall, 
gaunt man, you would most any day find 
working in his garden, bareheaded and 
barefooted, always ready for a chat, 
quite a philosopher, author of The 
House I Live In.' He had very decided 
ideas regarding food, dress, and the way 
to live, and no matter what the occasion 
or the topic, he always drifted into that 
line of talk on Friday nights, or else- 
where." Just what the significance of 
the last phrase may be eludes me, but it 
is dear that Dr. Alcott was a man to 
stand up for his own ideas, however 
eccentric they might seem to his neigh- 



bors. And he was regarded, too, with 
some veneration. In the same little 
volume Miss Annie M. Hinckley re- 
calls his visiting the Ash Street School: 
"I recollect one day when he visited 
the school we were struggling with the 
word 'scissors.' Up in one corner ot 
the blackboard, he wrote the word. We 
worked and erased all around it, but 
were never allowed to obliterate that. 
It remained there until the letters grew 
so dim that we could scarcely read 
them." 

In the decades after Dr. Alcott's death 
his works and even his name were, un- 
fortunately, largely forgotten. New the- 
ories in education, in medicine anil 
health, and in sabbath school teaching 
superseded his own, however valuable 
some of his contributions were. Ameri- 
can biographical dictionaries up through 
the early years of this century have 
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after that he seems to be almost com- 
pletely neglected by the lexicographers 
and the historians. My own attempt 
to discover information concerning Dr. 
Alcott has led into out-of-the-way places. 
Since he was clearly not a literary fig- 
ure, he and his work have been over- 
shadowed by his more famous cousin in 
Concord, but, as Odell Shepard has 
pointed out in his fine study of Bronson 
Alcott in Pedlar's Progress (1937) and 
in his edition of The Journals of Bron- 
son Alcott (1938), Cousin William's 
influence upon Bronson, both in journal- 
keeping and in theories of education, 
was far greater than had hitherto been 
realized. Mr. Shepard refers to Bron- 
son's "remarkable cousin" as a "man of 
power and, in later life, of fine achieve- 
ment. . . . The fifty volumes of Bron- 
son Alcott's Journals may reasonably be 
regarded as a monument to an almost 
forgotten man." 

Far from forgotten in the 1850's, Dr. 
Alcott was constantly busy with new 
editions of such books as Tea and Coffee 
(which includes as one chapter, "Tea a 
Poison"), Use of Tobacco, The Young 
Wife, The Young Husband, The 
Mother's Medical Guide, Living on 
Small Means, or he was publishing new 
books, such as Vegetable Diet (he was 
president of the American Vegetarian 
Society when it was formed in 1850), 
The Physiology of Marriage (a book in 
many ways remarkably in advance of its 
age, however curious to the reader ac- 
quainted with Kinsey), Lectures for the 
Fireside on the Ten Commandments , 
and The Moral Philosophy of Court- 
ship and Marriage. Especiallv interest- 
ing for the biographer of Dr. Alcott 
are three autobiographical volumes, in 
addition to the one on the southern 
jaunt mentioned above: The Confes- 
sions of a Schoolmaster; My Progress 
in Error and Recovery to Truth, or a 
Tour Through Universalism, Unitarian- 
ism, and Skepticism; and his last book 
(in which "To the Reader" is subscribed 
"Auburndale, March 1859," the month 
of his death), Forty Years in the Wil- 
derness of Pills and Powders, or the 



Cogitations and Confessions of an Aged 
Physician. Here and elsewhere through- 
out the good doctor's work one can find 
many comments and reflections that 
would lead one to know he would ap- 
prove of the new program of "Physical 
Culture" at the Female Seminary 
across the street. 

It is, perhaps, worth while quoting 
further from the page on physical cul- 
ture in the Lasell catalogue of 1861-62. 
The school had hired a "Lecturer and 
Gymnast of long and varied experi- 
ence," a Dr. Dio Lewis, who would 
give "instruction in a most complete 
system of Gymnastics, peculiarly adapted 
to the physical development of young 
ladies, — a system culled from the 
Swedish, Prussian, and English, and so 
happily selected and arranged, that the 
most delicate girl cannot be injured." 
Surely Dr. Alcott would have commend- 
ed such aims. The catalogue contin- 
ues: "All who have round shoulders, 
weak backs, lame sides, or delicate 
lungs, will have special and thorough 
attention. Young Ladies with scrofu- 
lous tendency will have special care, 
while every member of the school will 
receive such training as to insure 
great increase in muscular development 
and symmetry of form." This passage 
would be particularly pleasing to Dr. 
Alcott, for his works are heavy with 
specifics for such identifiable ills. 
Though the reference to "scrofulous 
tendency" among the students may be 
disconcerting to us, it could hardly have 
been so to the physician who has a 
chapter on this very subject in his last 
book, where he says, "Much is said in 
these days about scrofula, and much 
indeed should be said about it; for it 
has become a most frequent, not to say 
fatal, disease." He points out that five 
millions of the inhabitants of the United 
States (population then twentv-threc 
million) were probably born with a 
tendency to this formidable disease. He 
adds that he has himself had a very 
great number of scrofulous patients dur- 
ing the past twenty-five years from al- 
most every part of the United States. 



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He concludes his chapter, as he usually fails them, they are counselled by the 

does in the informative book, by giving appropriate teachers." Health and 

case histories, which though they may morals, remember, were the most im- 

not be helpful to the present-day med- portant needs in education, according to 

ical students are most rewarding reading Dr. Alcott. He would today, if he were 

for you and me. living, no doubt find the improvements 

Whatever happened to the scrofulous in health instruction worthy of his seri- 

Young Ladies, we are pleased with the ous approval. One wonders what Dr. 

confident assurance of the final sentences Alcott would say concerning our moral 

on Physical Culture: "We have long instruction. 

been well satisfied that a true education How appropriate that the Infirmary, 

embraces the form and conditions of the of all the present Lasell buildings, was 

body, so that hereafter it will be our the home of Dr. Alcott. The house we 

ambition that every young lady educated now know was originally located on the 

here, shall return to her friends with corner of Woodland Road and Maple 

an erect, elastic, and healthy body, and Street, near where the big yellow house 

be thus fitted for the inevitable realities of the Converses now stands. The Alcott 

of her future life. A commodious Gym- house was moved to its present location, 

nasium has been fitted up at large ex- 23 Maple Terrace, sometime in the late 

pense, during the year, in the basement nineteenth century. It was only sixteen 

of the Seminary building." The words years ago, in 1938, that Lasell purchased 

might almost have been taken from one the property, so that many a Lasell 

of Dr. Alcott's texts. alumna would not know the building. 

One more little passage in all the unless she roomed there at reunion 
early Lasell catalogues would have ap- time. One hundred years ago, over two 
pealed to Dr. Alcott as much as the acres of land in the corner of Wood- 
passages on improvement of health, land Road and Maple Street, where 
It comes under the heading "Social and eight houses are at present located, was 
Religious Influence," a subject that con- the Alcott estate; it is said that he 
cerned him fully as much as physiology. planted some of the trees — beech and 
The passage begins thus: "Young ladies oak — growing in this area. Would it 
in all their social relations are put upon not be appropriate to call the house the 
their own good sense, and when that William A. Alcott Infirmary? 



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LASELL APPLAUDS— ESTHER STORY 21 . . . . 



by Ruth Turner Crosby y 42 



May we take this opportunity to 
introduce to you Esther Story, Assist- 
ant to the Director of the Newton- 
Wellesley Hospital. 

The mere mention of Pigeon Cove, 
Gloucester, brings quite a twinkle 
into Esther's eyes, for it was there she 
spent her childhood days, and a warm 
spot in her heart still exists for this 
Massachusetts coastal town. After 
graduating from high school, Esther 
wanted to enter the field of nursing. 
However her family felt this work 
would be much too strenuous for her 
and thought perhaps after a year of 
formal education she would abandon 
the idea. Consequently Lasell's fresh- 
man class of 1919 found Esther as 
one of its members enjoying her col- 
lege life. After her first year at 
Lasell, she decided to complete the 
course and so graduated with the 
Class of 1921. 

Even then Esther's desire to become 
a nurse still prevailed. Being a small 
town girl at heart, she enrolled as a 
student nurse in the then small New- 
ton Hospital, in preference to the 
Massachusetts General or Peter Bent 
Brigham located in the big city. Her 
wish to become a "woman in white" 
was fulfilled in 1925. Selecting psy- 
chiatric work as her special field rather 
than duty in the operating room 
which had also interested her, she 
served at the McLean Hospital in 
Waverley, Mass., and then did further 
work at the Cromwell Hospital in Crom- 
well, Conn. After three-and-one-half 
years in this field, she felt it was time 
to make a change — while still herself — 
and so she returned to doing general du- 
ty at Newton Hospital which had now 
become somewhat enlarged and modern- 
ized. In 1936, leaving her duties as a 
Supervisor, she became one of the Ad- 
mitting Officers. Three years later the 
opportunity to become an Assistant to 
the Superintendent presented itself. 




Esther Story '21 

This position, currently entitled Assist- 
ant to the Director, entails handling of 
information, purchasing and stores. 

Esther has seen quite a change from 
the time she first became acquainted 
with her present surroundings. En- 
deavoring to keep pace with the grow- 
ing population of Newton and Welles- 
ley, the hospital has expanded to a bed 
capacity of 248. At present there are 
about 100 doctors on the active medical 
staff, 140 student nurses and approxi- 
mately 450 employees. With such ex- 
pansion, Esther finds her duties con- 
tinually increasing and keeping her very 
busy, and now the business of purchas- 
ing for this large and active institution 
takes up the greater part of her time. 

For outside activities, Esther is inter- 
ested in travelling and she takes advan- 
tage of any opportunity to "take off." 
On her tours, she is always on the look- 
out for Indian jewelry and other sam- 
ples of Indian art, with the hope of find- 
ing a piece or two to add to her ab- 
jection. She is also very active in the 
Zonta Club, an international business- 
women's club similar to the men's 
Rotary Club, which has one or two 
women holding executive positions to 
represent each of the various business 
categories. 



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Always loyal to her Alma Mater, campus for some of the alumnae events, 
Esther is a Life Member of Laseli Alum- the Faculty Bazaar, etc., and she tries 
nae, Inc. ; now and then she returns to not to miss out on any reunions. 



WHY LASELL? 



. . . . by Sheila McDonough '54 

Once again we are pleased to bring you an article written by one of Lasell's 
present students which was printed in The Quill, the student literary publication. 
Sheila, whose home is in Greenfield, Mass., has decided that "nothing promotes 
a college girl's knowledge of herself and her career so much as a year with a job.'' 



Do you know why you're at Laseli? 
Do you know why you've chosen the 
course you are now part of? Or are you 
still in that uncertain daze of indecision? 
I think it's quite true that a great many 
of us at Laseli still don't know why 
we're here, or what we want to be when 
we are finally through with our college 
preparation and are out in the big world 
to put our training into use. 

I, for one, am of the firm belief that 
the girl who works for a year after high 
school and has a chance to realize what 
she wants out of life makes the better 
student. Besides becoming a little more 
mature because of her exposure to the 
occupational world, she now has decided 
what she wishes to take at college and 
just what she plans to prepare herself 
for when she is finished. The value of 
the dollar is ever before her as she has 
had a chance to see how hard it is to 
earn a good week's salary, and she is 
ready to appreciate the value of her edu- 
cation. 

Every girl who graduates from high 
school asks herself if she should go on 
to a four-year college and attain a de- 
gree, or if she should prepare herself 
for a special field by attending some 
two-year school. There seem to be 
many questions, but the complication is 
the number of answers. I wasn't at all 
sure when I was a senior in high school, 
and I still couldn't decide where I be- 
longed when I heard the graduation 
song and closed the doors on high 
school life. 

As it happened, I had applied for an 
X-ray course which was being offered 



to many high school graduates. From the 
various applicants two girls were chosen. 
When I received a letter from the 
Franklin County Public Hospital telling 
me I had been appointed to take the 
course and that I should report Septem- 
ber tenth in a white nylon uniform, 
white stockings and white shoes, I 
thought my fate had been determined. 

It wasn't long after I started this new 
job that I realized that my books, which 
had been collecting dust all summer, 
would have to be taken off the shelf and 
opened again, as my homework had just 
begun. This seemed different, however, 
as everything we learned was continual- 
ly being applied. The clean, crisp 
whiteness of the attire made you feel as 
if you were very much a part of hospital 
life. It was .thrilling to understand the 
complicated physics of the X-ray ma- 
chine, and to be able to take it apart and 
reassemble its components and generate 
the flow of electrons again. Physics was 
no longer a dull subject that only boys 
enjoyed, but a very real, fascinating dis- 
covery. 

I started in the dark room where the 
numerous films are developed. Before 
very long I could detect certain series 
and tell the difference between them. 
After the various sizes of the films were 
impressed on my mind I had to acquire 
a rapid skill for developing them. 

In about a month's time I found my- 
self in front of a huge black, square 
machine, which was situated behind 
heavy lead walls. It contained several 
dials and various odd-shaped buttons 



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and knobs. This was to be my next 
task, and at one glance I thought I 
should never be able to master the con- 
trol of it. However, the hands of time 
pressed down upon me and I had to 
learn if I was to succeed. Before even 
1 realized it I was not only developing 
films, but also taking them. 

Then came the direct work of assist- 
ing the doctor in the process known as 
fluoroscopy. This was by far the most 
challenging. Fluoroscopy employs an 
X-ray machine on a smaller scale, and 
is used for internal organs, such as the 
stomach. In this type of examination 
the patient drinks a barium solution 
which fills the organ and colors it white. 
Thus, it is possible to see the ailment in 
action. 

After this comes therapy, which deals 
with the X-ray treatment of a diseased 
area, and requires complete concentra- 
tion on the part of the technician as it 
would be dangerous to the patient if the 
rays were penetrating the wrong locality. 

Finally they taught us as much as we 
needed to know to be on the rotating 
staff and to take our place "on call." 
When this moment arrives you are on 
your own. The X-ray rooms are your 
responsibility and any films that are re- 
quired you must take, whether it is at 
nine in the evening or three in the morn- 



ing. It is up to you to see that the 
doctor is satisfied. 

When I completed that course I 
realized I had undertaken one of the 
most valuable experiences of my entire 
life, and that I now knew that I wanted 
to be a part of the field of medicine. 
The satisfaction and the thrill of the 
miracles of a hospital could never be 
erased from my mind. However, I still 
wasn't completely content, as I found it 
difficult to take in long hand the long 
histories dictated by the physician, and 
not being able to type slowed me down 
still further. Besides the secretarial 
drawback one can't be registered as a 
technician until one has reached the age 
of twenty-one. So I decided that Lasell 
was the place for me. There I could 
take the Medical Secretarial course and 
develop skill in typing and shorthand 
and still stay in the field of medicine. 
When I complete my two years here I 
can be a combination medical secretary 
and X-ray technician, and work private- 
ly in a doctor's office. 

I now know why I'm at Lasell and 
why it has so much to offer me. With- 
out that one year of experience on my 
own I wonder if I would not still be 
asking myself what destiny had in store 
for me. 



LASELL'S FIRST CENTURY 
1851 - 1951 

by 
Ruth Hopkins Spooner '23 



Remaining copies: 



$1.50 postpaid 

$1.25 /'/ purchased 
on campus 



Please make checks payable to Lasell Junior College 
and mail your order to: 

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Lasell Junior College 

AlJBURNDALE 66, MASS. 



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LASELL ANNOUNCES NEW THREE- YEAR 
NURSING PROGRAM 

Beginning in September, 1954, Lasell will offer a new three-year 
Nursing Program in affiliation with the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in 
Boston. Students who complete this course will receive Associate in Science 
degrees from Lasell and, provided they pass the required State Board Exami- 
nations, will be Registered Nurses. The purpose of the program is to prepare 
students for professional bedside nursing care with the patient's physical, 
emotional, and mental and spiritual welfare as the primary consideration. 
Those who are interested in supervisory, teaching, or administrative positions 
may transfer to a senior college or university for a Bachelor's Degree in 
Nursing after completing the Lasell program. 

Entrance requirements for the course include: (1) an above-average 
college preparatory record of 16 units with 4 units in English and 2 units each 
in mathematics, science and social studies, (2) a satisfactory score on the 
Nursing Aptitude test, (3) excellent physical health, and ability and character 
ratings which indicate success in the nursing profession, and (4) a sincere 
desire to dedicate one's interests and energies to the finest traditions of the 
nursing profession. 

For the first two years of the course, students will live on the college 
campus and study laboratory sciences and required nursing subjects with 
Liberal Arts electives. During the first year approximately two afternoons a 
week will be spent in the hospital, and in the second year more time will be 
given to that work. These first two years of academic work in a college 
environment with opportunity for a variety of extra-curricular activities is 
designed to develop the students' social and emotional maturity. During the 
summers and the third year, students will live in the hospital to complete 
their clinical training. 

The cost for the first two years will be the same as for students in any 
of the other curricula at Lasell except for a few moderate additional charges 
for transportation to and from the hospital and for required uniforms. The 
expenses for the summer work in the hospital and for the third year of 
required hospital training should not exceed $100. 

For further details, write to: 

Director of Nursing 
Lasell Junior College 
Auburndale 66, Mass. 



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LASELL TO CONSTRUCT NEW $225,000 

SCIENCE & CLASSROOM BUILDING 




Architect's Drawing of Lasell's Proposed New Science and Classroom Building 



At the October meeting of the Lasell 
Corporation, the finance committee was 
authorized to arrange a loan for a new 
$225,000 science and general classroom 
building. As reported in the student 
newspaper, The Lasell News, President 
Wass said, "We hope to start breaking 
ground in the spring of 1954, and the 
construction should be completed and 
the building ready for occupancy by 
September or October of 1954. The 
combined efforts of alumnae, students, 
faculty, trustees, and the Lasell Forest 
have created a building fund that is 
large enough to finance the beginning of 
this proposed building. It is our op- 
timistic hope that we shall be able to ar- 
range a construction loan that will as- 
sure completion of the classroom build- 
ing in time for fall occupancy." 

The exterior of the building will har- 
monize with the appearance of Lasell's 
two modern structures, Winslow Hall 
and Woodland Hall. The building will 
house all the laboratories for the many 
science classes, and will include in addi- 
tion nine general classrooms which will 
be used to relieve the overcrowded class- 



room conditions on Lasell's campus. All 
classes now meeting in Hawthorne, 
Clark, and Gardner Lab will be held in 
the new building. Many of the rooms 
will be reserved lor some of the over- 
large classes of the Secretarial Depart- 
ment. 

When passing through the main door 
from the terrace at the front of the new 
building, one will enter a roomy lounge. 
A corridor will run lengthwise through 
the center of the building. There will 
be a large coatroom, with ample space 
provided for wraps, and three general 
classrooms on the first level. On the 
second level will be six classrooms, two 
of which will be joined by folding 
doors. By opening these doors, a large 
room with a 60 -person capacity will be 
available. All the science laboratories 
will constitute the third level or top 
floor. These include chemistry, an- 
atomy, physiology, biology, zoology, and 
medical technology laboratories. It 
should be noted that each of the rooms 
in this building can seat a maximum of 
28 students. The rooms are purposely 
being kept small so that all classes will 



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have an average of 20 to 25 students in this building is the fact that, upon its 

each. completion, almost all the students on 

President Wass appointed a commit- campus will be grouped on one side of 

tee from the Corporation members to Woodland Road. It will still be neces- 

choose the site for the building, subject sary to use some of the rooms in Mc- 

to the approval of the city of Newton. Clelland Hall (formerly known as the 

The location under consideration is be- Casino of old Woodland), but much of 

hind Woodland Hall, part way down the congestion on the street will be re- 

the slope of the field towards Com- moved. 

monwealth Avenue, with the front of Through the help of many friends 
the building facing the Athletic Field, and money-raising campaigns, Lasell is 
When this building is completed, the meeting its financial obligations on the 
present Gardner Laboratory will be torn construction loan for Woodland Hall, 
down. The chemistry labs now being Without this aid, this new building pro- 
used in Bragdon will be converted into gram could not have been commenced, 
an audio-visual room. An important but everyone's cooperation is still need- 
feature pointing to the desirability of ed to insure its success. 



LASELL SUMMER SESSION 

June 21 to August 6, 1954 

An accelerated course in: 
Shorthand 

Typewriting 

Office Procedures 

Business Machines 

Courses in other departments arranged on request. 

The services of the Lasell Placement Office are 
available for summer school students. 



Rates: Day students 


$ 75.00 


Room and Board 


140.00 


Lunch 


.60 


Season lunch ticket 


20.00 


Books and supplies 


5.00 



Apply to: Director of Summer School 
Lasell Junior College 
auburndale 66, mass. 



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FACULTY NEWS 



Born: To Mrs. Lillian Wychunas 
Davison (Sec. '42-'46), a son, Scott 
Peter, on January 20, 1954. 
Other News : All Lasell friends extend 
deepest sympathy to Miss Mary W. 
Blatchford (Sci. '39-'4l, Asst. Reg. 
'40-'42, Acad. Dean '42- ) whose 
father, Mr. Charles H. Blatchford, 
died in November. 

On November 12th, Miss Constance 
E. Blackstock '09 (Engl. & Hist. '24- 
'36), who is on a year's furlough from 
her work in Pakistan, returned to the 
Lasell campus for a day's visit. Miss 
Sarah Hathaway (Office '24- ) ar- 
ranged and gave a tea for Miss Black- 
stock at Berkeley House on campus 
in the afternoon, so that those in this 
vicinity who knew her could get to- 
gether with her. Those who were able 
to come were: Miss Eleanor Perley 
(Math. '24-'45), Miss Lillian Ross 
(Nurse '24-' 36), Miss Sally Turner 
(Engl. & Math. W.P. '26-'29, Lasell 
'31-'48), Mrs. Elise Jewett (Engl. 
'27-'36, '38-'46, Library '46- ), Miss 
Elizabeth Jewett (Latin & Engl. W.P. 
'31-'39, Lasell '32-'42), Miss Elinor 
Hoag (Engl. '28- ), Miss Muriel 
McClelland (Phys. Ed. '29- , Asst. 
to Dean of Residence '47- ), Mrs. 
Lucy Sypher (Engl. '29-' 34, '36- ), 
Mrs. Nettie Stearns (Office '30-'35, 
'43 & '50-'51, Receptionist '52- ), 
Mrs. Anna Howard (Housekeeper '35- 

), Mr. Walter S. Adams (Math. 
'46- ), Mrs. Adams (she attended 
Goucher College at the same time as 
Miss Blackstock), Mrs. Raymond C. 
Wass, Jane Ford Amesbury x-'04, Lil- 
lian Bethel '28 (Office '28-'47), Isa- 
belle Daggett Wilson '29 (Office '30- 
'34) and her daughter Marilyn, Kath- 
erine Braithwaite Woodworth '29, 
Maida Cardwell Atwood '35, Helen 
Beede '21 (Office '25- ), Marjorie 
MacClymon '32 (Office '32-'38, Book- 
store '38- ), and Priscilla Winslow 
'35 (Office '37-'39, Alum. Secy. '48- 

). Molly Upham '35 came over to 
have lunch with Miss Blackstock since 



she wasn't able to come to the tea. 
Needless to say, it was a busy after- 
noon. Also all of us in the Boston 
area are looking forward to the Boston 
Lasell Club Midwinter Reunion to be 
held at the University Club in Boston 
on March 6th as Miss Blackstock is 
to be the guest speaker. 

The annual Faculty Bazaar held in 
November in Winslow Hall once 
again was a great success this year 
under the direction of Miss Jean Watt 
(Phys. Ed. '46- ), Mrs. Agnes Gar- 
land (Housemother '52- ), Miss Al- 
ice May (Sec. '4l-'52, Office '52- ), 
and Miss Muriel McClelland (Phys. 
Ed. '29- , Asst. to Dean of Resi- 
dence '47- ). The total intake was 
$1,487.76. The White Elephant table 
brought in the largest amount 
($268.95), but all did very well. In- 
cluded were tables for arts and crafts, 
books, candy, food, handsewn articles, 
knit goods, gift wrappings, "Little 
Stick Ties," pine cone decorations, a 
"Grab Apple Tree," refreshments, 
orders were taken for steak knives, 
and someone from outside Lasell 
came to do silhouettes. 

At Christmastime, the following 
news items were received. Mme. 
Yvonne Birks (French '27-' 36) wrote, 
"The city of Sarasota did a much 
needed job of revising its map and most 
of us ended with a new number or a 
new street name. We are in the same 
house, on the spot, with a change of 
address. (2141 Sunnyside Lane, Sara- 
sota.) After having been busy for 
so many years, I am enjoying having 
time for gardening, social activities, 
clubs, and yes, card playing. My gar- 
dening was doing fine and I was get- 
ting quite proud of it when we had 
regular floods. The flower bed stood 
in water for several days, two different 
times in September and we lost many 
of our best plants. That was quite 
a blow, but I am learning and we are 
replacing with 'water proof plant 
material." 



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Mrs. Jean Goodrich (Germ. & Mu- 
sic '23-'33) tells us, "I retired in June 
and, after spending some time at Bet- 
tie's (in Penn.) while she produced 
her fifth girl, joined the navy in Nor- 
folk. Bob (Claudia's husband) is go- 
ing to sea, and as they have adopted a 
darling baby (another girl!), it will be 
nice to spend the winter with Claudia. 
Am teaching some there. We are all 
here in Brooklyn for December while 
Bob's destroyer is in the Navy Yard. 
Having a fine time, seeing some shows 
and an opera, and baby-sitting at night 
while the kids go out. We plan to sail 
for Italy next May as Bob is to be in 
the Mediterranean for six months." 
Her present address is 7255 Midneld 
St., Norfolk, Va. 

A note from Mrs. Jean C. Marion 
(Nurse '37-'4l) says, "Hope I can see 
the new buildings and old ones some 
time. Last year I went from Florida 
to Nova Scotia, but didn't have the 
time when in Boston to get out to 
Auburndale." Mrs. Marion's address 
is 172 Hynes Ave., Groton, Conn. 

Miss Rosalie Martin (Speech & 
Dram. '31-'43) has recently been 
transferred back to Washington, D. C, 
where she will do Navy personnel re- 
cruiting and will be traveling to visit 
various colleges in connection with 
that work. 

During Christmas vacation, Miss 
McClelland and Mrs. Lindquist 
(Chem. '44- ) took a trip to Florida. 
En route they called on Miss Mar- 
guerite Walder (Asst. Dean '50-'51) 
who is now working as an educational 




Sheila and Sandra, twin daughters 

Of Mrs. Johanne Black Bamford 

(Engl, and Journ. '47-'52) 

counsellor at the Delaware Hospital 
in Wilmington, Del. In Florida they 
visited Mrs. Ethelyn Whitney Lenzi 
'32 (Phys. Ed. '35-'37) in Ft. Lauder- 
dale. They brought back news of 
Mrs. Lenzi's youngest daughter who 
is an outstanding swimmer at the age 
of 10. (See more details under the 
news for the Class of 1932.) 

Miss Helen Beede '21 (Office '25- 
) also took a trip to Florida for 
Christmas, and she called on both Mrs. 
Bertha Hooker Willey (Secy, to Dr. 
Winslow '18-'38) and Mrs. Sadie 
Percival Smith (Bookstore '29-'38). 
They are both in Bradenton. Mr. 
Willey (Carl F.) fell and broke his 
hip and his wrist in December, but 
he is making a very good recovery. 
The Willeys live at 130916th St., 
Bradenton. The Smiths have bought a 
permanent home which is a very beauti- 
ful house with all the modern conven- 
iences. Their address is Mr md Mrs. 
Herbert Smith, 602 32nd St. W., 
Bradenton, Fla. 



A WORD OF APPRECIATION 

The many Christmas greetings and notes sent to us by our Lasell 
friends were very much appreciated. We wish we could answer each one 
of you, but, since that is impossible, may we take this opportunity to thank 
you sincerely. We are grateful for your thoughtfulness. 

President and Mrs. Raymond C. Wass 
Dr. and Mrs. Guy M. Winslow 



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Class Contributions For 1953-54 Through Jan. 31st ... . 

Those- of you who have contributed are the ones who receive this Leaves, but 
we though! you would like to know how your class is doing, and perhaps you can 
help bring some of your classmates into this group of "supporters." 

Alumnae Fund Contributions 1953-54 
Report to Class Agents as of January 31, 1954 





No. on mailing 






No. 


on mailing 






list (including 


No. of 


Total 


list (including No. of 


Total 


Class 


non-grads.) 


contrib. 


Amount 


Class non-grads.) contrib. 


Amount 


1899 


20 


4 


$ 35.00 


1936 


115 


23 


$129.00 


1902 


27 


10* 


255.00 


19.37 


143 


31 


144.50 


All otr 


ler 






1938 


181 


36 


166.00 


classes 


up to 






1939 


182 


24 


110.00 


& inch 


1905 388 


50z 


275.00 


1940 


211 


38 


160.00 


1906 


46 


14 


88.00 


1941 


251 


54 


234.00 


1907 


35 


14 


90.00 


1942 


240 


38 


225.00 


1908 


40 


12 


127.00 


1943 


265 


35 


148.00 


1909 


40 


6 


32.00 


1944 


192 


26 


109.00 


1910 


44 


18y 


133.00 


1945 


262 


45 


166.00 


1911 


54 


12 


93.00 


1946 


230 


43 


157.00 


1912 


71 


18 


101.00 


1947 


281 


59 


236.00 


1913 


50 


2 


20.00 


1948 


301 


81 


266.50 


1914 


67 


14 


77.00 


1949 


285 


74 


326.00 


1915 


77 


12 


77.00 


1950 


290 - 


78 


366.00 


1916 


82 


19 


114.00 


1951 


281 


87 


382.00 


1917 


73 


11 


128.00 


1952 


296 


96 


436.00 


1918 


66 


12 


590.00 


1953 


299 


231x 


693.00 


1919 


63 


13 


120.00 










1920 


162 


9 


69.00 


Hi^h Schl. 
















& Woodland 






1921 


93 


14 


99.00 


Park Schl. 


197 


7 


39.00 


1922 


115 


20 


117.00 










1923 


96 


22 


137.00 


Fac. & 








1924 


100 


16 


94.00 


Admin. 


22 


11 


50.00 


1925 


101 
105 


17 
21* 


87.00 
139.00 


TOTAL 








1926 


7480 


1654 $8,567.00 


1927 


80 
98 


19 

23 


107.00 
95.00 










1928 






1929 


141 


29 


183.00 


NOTE: 








1930 


92 


13 


64.00 


Last year 

$7,353. 


at this 
50 from 


time we had 
1490 alumnae. 


received 


1931 


116 


12 


75.00 










1932 


112 


18 


90.00 


At the er 


id of the 


year last year 




1933 


95 


24 


114.00 


$8,703.50 trom 


1704 alumnae 




1934 


93 


19 


103.00 










1935 


114 


20 


96.00 











* Includes one new Life Member. 

z 2 contributions made In Memoriam. 

y 4 contributions made In Memoriam. 

x Includes 218 graduates of '53 plus 2 non-grads. of '53 who joined as a class in June '53 at 



each. 



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LASELL ALUMNAE, INC. 



Commencement Calendar 

Friday, May 14th, 8:30 p.m. — Lasell Night at the Pops, 

Symphony Hall, Boston 

Thursday, May 20th, 2:00 p.m. — River Day on the Charles 

Saturday, May 29th, for 1 week — Art Exhibition, Woodland and Carter Halls 

Thursday, June 3rd, 2:30 p.m. — Crowning of the June Queen, Bragdon Lawn 

3:00 p.m. — Dance Program, Recreation Field 

Saturday, June 5th, 4:15 p.m. — Tour of the Campus, 

Meet at Winslow Hall 
5:15 p.m. — Alumnae Parade to Winslow Hall 
6:00 p.m. — Alumnae Supper Meeting, Winslow Hall 
8:15 p.m. — Class Night Exercises, Recreation Field 

Sunday, June 6th, 2:30 p.m. — Baccalaureate Sermon by Ray A. Eusden, D.D., 

of the Eliot Church of Newton, in Winslow 
Hall 

4:00-6:00 p.m. — President's Informal Reception, Bragdon Lawn 

Monday, June 7th, 9:00 a.m. — Commencement Awards, Winslow Hall 

10:30 a.m. — Commencement Address by Prof. Ashley 
Montagu of Princeton, N. J., (on leave of 
absence from Rutgers University), author of 
"The Superiority of Women" 

12:00 m. — Farewell at the Crow's Nest, Bragdon Lawn 
12:30 p.m. — Commencement Luncheon, Woodland Hall 



Reunions for Sat., June 5th 

1894's 60th 1929's 25th 

1899's 55th 1934's 20th 

1904's 50th 1939's 15th 

1909's 45th 1944's 10th 

19l4's40th 1949's 5th 

1919's35th 1953's 1st 
1924's 30th 

Alumnae Council Meetings 
On Friday evening, March 26th, and 
all day Saturday, March 27th, Class 
Agents and representatives from the 
Lasell alumnae clubs will return to 
campus to take part in our Sixth Annual 
Alumnae Council meetings. The guest 
speaker will be Miss Kathryn Moss, 
Executive Secretary of the Alumnae 
Association of Connecticut College for 
Women, who will talk about the Class 
Agent System. Saturday afternoon will 
be devoted to two group discussions for 



the Class Agents and the club represent- 
atives. 

June Table 

Do you have your donations ready to 
send to the June Table ? Be sure to 
place name, class, and size of article, 
if any, on each contribution. If you live 
in a Club area, your Club may be col- 
lecting all donations to send in one box, 
but please be sure each item is tagged. 
Or they may be mailed any time now 
directly to: 

June Table, Alumnae Office 
Lasell Junior College 
Auburndale, Mass. 

Remember, small useful things sell 
best, and we need items to sell for about 
$1 for mothers to take home from 
reunion week-end as souvenirs for the 
kids! 



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CLUB NEWS . . . . 



ALBANY 

Mrs. Edgar G. Schindler 

(Grace Douglass x-'12), President 

64 South Main Ave., Albany 3, N. Y. 

Mrs. Charles A. Robideau 

(Mary McEvoy '29), Corres. Secy. 

4 Pine Ave., Stop 35, Albany 5, N. Y. 

On Saturday, October 17th, a luncheon 
was held at Duncan's Inn. There was a very 
good turnout. The luncheon was preceded 
by a social hour. Virginia White Wardwell 
'35, chairman of the nominating committee, 
presented the slate of those officers to be re- 
placed. They were duly elected, as follows: 

Carolyn Sproat Spigner '32, Recording 
Secretary 

Valley Falls, N. Y. 

Mary Hurley Cook '42, Vice President 

Troy, N. Y. 

Millicent Horton Hughes '26, Treasurer 

Schuylerville, N. Y. 

Janet Garland Wilson '46 then presented 
our guest, Mrs. Jeanne Cousins, of the Lasell 
faculty. Mrs. Cousins showed films of La- 
sell campus life. It was most interesting, 
especially to those of us who haven't been 
back to Lasell for some time. 

Our next meeting will be held in February. 
If we don't have your name on our mailing 
list, be sure to contact us. 



BOSTON 



Mrs. Lauren W. Hawes 

(Rachel Whittemore '35), President 

9 Strathmore Rd., Brookline, Mass. 

Beryl N. Groff '48, Secretary 
24 Atwood St., Wellesley, Mass. 

The "Movies for Kids" program held at 
Winslow Hall in November was a big suc- 
cess. One hundred children of elementary 
school age attended the morning program 
of films showing Fatty Arbuckle, Our 
Gang, Mickey Rooney, Laurel and Hardy, 
and others. We are indebted to Dorothy 
Aseltine Wadsworth '26 (of the Board) 
and her husband for having made this en- 
tertainment possible. Free lollypops were 
given out when the children came and the 
rest were sold at intermission. Through a 
25c admission fee, $26.54 was raised. 

On January 23, a Food Sale is scheduled 
at Winslow Hall under the chairmanship 



of Miriam Day '48. Those on the Board of 
Directors will contribute the food for this 
sale. 

Special Announcement: The Midwinter 
Reunion Luncheon will be held on March 
6th at the University Club in Boston with 
Gloria Martin '43, vice president of the 
club, acting as chairman. The speaker will 
be Miss Constance E. Blackstock '09, who 
taught English and history at Lasell from 
1924-36. Her talk will be about her re- 
cent teaching experiences in India. Be sure 
to come ! 

A Food Sale is scheduled for April 2nd 
at Grover Cronin's in Waltham from 11 to 
4. Madeline Farmer Ryder x-'15 is the 
chairman. The Groups of the Boston Club 
will be asked through their chairmen for 
home-cooked foods. 

Group 12 (Needham, Norwood, Dedham, 
Westwood, Islington) : Last year our 
group with the able assistance of Louise 
Freeman Coombs '42 held five meetings. At 
three meetings we had guest speakers who 
talked on flower arrangements, cosmetics, 
and interior decoration. We ended in May 
with a beach cookout in Duxbury. 

Officers for 1952-53 were: Louise Free- 
man Coombs '42, Gen'l Chm.; Iris Scho- 
field '50, Treasurer; and Elizabeth English 
Anderson '40, Publicity Chm. 

We have had two meetings this year, one 
on food (S. S. Pierce representative) and 
one on toys (Schwarz Toy demonstrator). 
In March we are having a speaker on Back- 
yard Gardening and again in May we are 
ending the meetings in Duxbury with a 
beach cookout. 

The officers for 1953-54 are: Phyllis 
Gunn Rodgers '36, Gen'l Chm. ; Virginia 
Robinson Dow (W.P. '30-'32, H.S. '32- 
'33), Secretary; Iris Schofield '50, Treas- 
urer; and Dorothea Engel Brimblecom 
x-'50, Publicity Chm. 

If anyone in this area would like to join 
us, please call Pat Henderson (Needham 
3-3549-W) or Ann Jurusz (Needham 
3-0902-M) 



CHICAGO 



Mrs. Lawrence E. Dickson 

(Helene Grashorn '22), President 

316 Sheridan Rd., Winnetka, 111. 

Helene Grashorn Dickson '22, president 
of the Chicago Lasell Club, reports that the 
club held a meeting on September 9th at the 
home of Doris Perkins Meyer x-'21. It was 



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a going-away party for Louise Funkhouser 
Colegrove '09, whose husband, Dr. Kenneth 
Colegrove, is now teaching at Queen's Col- 
lege in New York. 

The club is planning to have a meeting 
some time before long to hear all about the 
trip which Mae-Florine Thielens Peeples 
x-'06 took to the Coronation. 

CLEVELAND 

Mrs. Kenneth E. King 

(Elaine Burrell '48), President 

11398 Royalton Rd., R.F.D. #1, 

Berea, Ohio 

Mrs. R. L. Phillips 
(Ellen Morris '49), Secretary 
1876 Langerdale Rd., South Euclid, Ohio 



On Thursday, November 19th, sixteen 
members of the Cleveland Lasell Club met 
for an evening meeting at the home of 
Nancy Hugo Smith x-'07. Present at the 
meeting were Elaine Burrell King '48, 
Barbara Birnbaum Green '45, Virginia 
Rolfe Guy '45, Helen Ferry Babcock x-'ll, 
Martha Kennedy Ingersoll '48, Marjorie 
Hubler Kiefer '30, Marjorie Churchill 
Cantor '29, Helen B. Bogert '40, Barbara 
Clarkson Moody x-'38, Barbara Heath 
Ramsay '35, Nancy Ramsay Alvey '48, 
Marie Engeln Pollard x-T9, Helen Rollins 
Fisher T4, Lois Hein Cooper '38, Ellen 
Morris Phillips '49. 

The President, Elaine King, called the 
meeting to order. The traditional "coffee 
hour'' will be held on January 2nd at the 
home of Elaine Phillips. A letter was read 
which had been received from Lasell ask- 
ing the alumnae if they were in favor of 
one scholarship fund, and if they would be 
willing to support it. We felt that a 
scholarship should go to a senior already 
at Lasell because we would like to prevent 
the possibility of any worthy student hav- 
ing to drop out of school because of lack 
of funds. 

On December 19th the Cleveland Lasell 
Club held a dance at the University Club 
with Stephens College. Barbara Clarkson 
Moody x-'38, Gertrude Bicknell Harvey 
x- 27, and Barbara Birnbaum Green '45 
gave cocktail parties before the dance. 
Barbara Green, the dance chairman, re- 
ported that 55 couples attended the dance, 
and the Cleveland Club made Si 36. Among 
the novelty dances were the Mexican Hat 
Dance, and the Bunny Hop. A man's suede 
jacket, and a woman's wool stole, each 
worth $20, along with some champagne, 
were raffled. The dance was a big success. 



A "coffee hour" was held on January 
2nd at 10:30 at the home of Ellen Morris 
Phillips '49. Three prospective students 
and their mothers attended along with 
three Lasell girls and their mothers and 
twelve alumnae. Virginia Rolfe Guy '45 
had made cute little name tags for every- 
one. Barbara Green and Virginia Guy in- 
troduced everyone. It was all very cozy 
and friendly because the Lasell girls — 
Sallyann Evans, Jean Forbes, and Lorelle 
Ginsberg — told the prospective students 
— Susan Currie, Lynne Morrison, and 
Priscilla Dempsey — all about Lasell. After 
having coffee, tea, and hot rolls, Helen 
Bogert '40 showed slides of the new dor- 
mitory, all the senior houses, and the 
centennial celebration. We were about 
to show the movies, when we suddenly 
discovered the projector Helen Bogert 
brought was too small for the reel of 
Lasell movies. We didn't know what to 
do ! Everyone was waiting with anticipa- 
tion for the movies ! Gertrude Bicknell 
Harvey x-'27 came to the rescue and rushed 
home to get her husband's projector. We 
all breathed a sigh of relief! It was just 
the right size. The movies were simply 
wonderful and everyone enjoyed them 
thoroughly. In addition to those previ- 
ously mentioned the following alumnae 
were present: Helen Ferry Babcock x-'ll, 
Nancy Hugo Smith x-'07, Pat Rogers 
Brookhouser x-'43, Lois Hein Cooper '38, 
Marge Hubler Kiefer '30, Marie Engeln 
Pollard x-'19 and Tean Peace (W.P. '33- 
'36, H.S. '36-'38). 

CONNECTICUT VALLEY 



Mary Lou Woodward '52, President 
829 Main St., East Hartford, Conn. 

Helen F. Hamilton '49, Secretary 
Fairview Dr., Elmwood, Conn. 

The Connecticut Valley Lasell Club 
sponsored a combination Card Party and 
Fashion Talk on December 2nd at the 
Wickham Memorial Library in East 
Hartford. 

About 52 Lasellites and their friends 
were present and enjoyed a delightful 
evening of cards with door and table 
prizes and delicious refreshments. The 
new trends in fashion were explained and 
illustrated by a fashion coordinator and 
model from G. Fox and Company. 

We are all looking forward to, and 
planning for, our next meeting which will 
be held in the spring. 



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EASTERN MAINE 



NEW HAMPSHIRE 



Mrs. Philip Sheridan 

(Julia Crafts '10), President 

Squaw Mountain Inn, Greenville Jet., Me. 

Mrs. Edmund Y. Harvey 

(Gretchen Brett x-'34), Secretary 

Pleasant St., Greenville, Me. 



Mrs. David Bliven 

(Hazel Merritt '33), President 

666 Pine St., Manchester, N. H. 

Sophia A. Sofronas '48, Secretary 
431 Walnut St., Manchester, N. H. 



In October, the Eastern Maine Club held 
a meeting at the home of Charlotte Ryder 
Hall '08. A Scotch auction was held with 
the proceeds of $15 contributed to the 
Alumnae Scholarship Fund. Seventeen 
members were present, as follows: Flor- 
ence Wyman '91-'92, Gwendolyn Murray 
Larsen '34, Marian Harvey Higgins x-'18, 
Ruth Dunning '27, Barbara Stover VanDe- 
Bogert '33, Charlotte Ryder Hall '08, 
Lorena Fellows Sawyer '99, Ruth Butter- 
field Weeks '44, Faustina Curtis '87-'88, 
Florence Rogers Hilton x-'09, Ethelle 
Cleale Collett '22, Constance Chalmers 
Harlow '29, Helen Gray Porter x-'07, Alice 
Fernandez Harkins '33, Georgie Duncan 
Seavey '02, Julia Crafts Sheridan '10, and 
Elizabeth Page Sealey '32. 

The next meeting will be held at the 
home of Lorena Fellows Sawyer '99 in 
Bangor on the third Tuesday in June 
(June 15th). It will be a luncheon meet- 
ing and an election of officers will be 
held. 



MIAMI 

Mrs. Henry R. Shaffer 
(Lelah Cones x-'06), President 
1412 S. W. 13th St., Miami, Fla. 

Mrs. Merton E. Ober 
(Phoebe Haskell x-'17), Secretary 
829 Lake Dr., Miami Springs, Fla. 

No election is necessary at our annual 
big affair in February. At this time, our 
president, secretary and treasurer will au- 
tomatically serve their second term of 
office. 

The big annual party (and we hope 
for a big turn-out) will be a luncheon at 
Miami Springs Villas. The Villas was 
formerly the Glen Curtiss Estate and is now 
a dining and get-together place — just full 
of beautiful foreign furniture, paintings 
and jade. Surely, a delightful place to 
have our "big time." 

Our January meeting was at Paula Maue 
Dickson's (x-'4l) home in Coral Gables. 
The lighted Christmas tree added a festive 
touch to the real good time for all who 
were there. 



The New Hampshire Lasell Club held 
its fall Luncheon meeting at the China 
Dragon Restaurant in Hooksett on Satur- 
day, October 31, 1953. Twenty members 
were present plus two presently attending 
Lasell, Thelma Greenberg of Manchester 
and Glenna Pofcher of Lowell, Mass., 
class of '54. We all particularly enjoyed 
the many varieties of Chinese food and 
lovely table decorations in the autumn 
setting, thanks to Hazel Merritt Bliven 
'33 and Betty Hayford Stewart '33, who 
were in charge of the arrangements. 

The Secretary's report was read and 
accepted. 

Priscilla Alden Wolfe '19 gave us a 
report of the Lasell trustees' meeting. 

Our president, Martha Clark Corson 
x-'44, suggested that, due to the large cor- 
respondence throughout the state and the 
large expense, a letter should be sent to 
all alumnae explaining the club's activities 
and asking each one to pay $1 in October 
of each year to cover expenses because the 
active members are carrying the burden at 
present. This will help the executive 
board cut the mailing list to the interested 
alumnae. Betty Stewart seconded the 
motion. 

The retiring president thanked all the 
officers and committees for their coopera- 
tion and help during the past two years. 

The slate of new officers was read, ac- 
cepted and voted on. The meeting was 
then turned over to the new president, 
Hazel Merritt Bliven '33. The other of- 
ficers elected were: Elizabeth Hayford 
Stewart '33, Vice-Pres., and Sophia A. 
Sofronas '48, Secy-Treas. 

Members present were: Marguerite 
Gately Ellis '43, Jane Upton Perkins '47, 
Jane Norwell Chamberlain '43, Eva Spiller 
English x-'34, Hilda Doyle Armstrong '29, 
Sophia A. Sofronas '48, Elizabeth Hayford 
Stewart, '33, Elizabeth Mclntire Bennert 
'33, Hazel Merritt Bliven '33, Katherine 
Raizes '49, Catherine Raizes Lazarus '49, 
Olive Chase Mayo '19, June Smith Noreen 
'48, Muriel Ross Benshimol '46, Betty 
Neal Birch '23, Dianne Birch Dorlay x-'50, 
Flora Chicos Theodore '37, Dorothea 
Africa '12, Priscilla Alden Wolfe '19, 
Thelma Greenberg '54 and Glenna Pof- 
cher '54. 



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NEW AND RETIRING OFFICERS OF THE NEW HAMPSHIRE CLUB 

L. to r.: Betty Hayford Stewart '33, vice pres.; Hazel Merritt Bliven '33, presi- 
dent; Sophia A. Sofronas '48, secy.-treas.; Jane Norwell Chamberlain '43, retiring 
secy.; and Martha Clark Corson x-'44, retiring pres. 



NEW HAVEN 



Mrs. Alfred E. Kuehl, Jr. 

(Dorothy Page '48), President 

118 Harmon St., Hamden, Conn. 

Joyce E. Wardle '52, Secretary 
31 Hillcrest Rd., Orange, Conn. 

On October 5th the New Haven Lasell 
Club held its monthly meeting at the home 
of Anne Ivers '51 of Meriden. Our guest 
speakers for the evening were Dr. and Mrs. 
Pennington from Meriden. They told us 
Of their recent boat trip to Canada and 
back showing both slides and movies 
pointing out places of interest along their 
journey. 



In November our meeting was again 
held in Meriden at the home of Elaine 
Meiklem Sargent '38. Cornelia Hem- 
ingway Killam '22 and her daughter, 
Caroline, told us of their recent trip abroad 
. to England and Scotland. Their talk was 
supplemented with slides and the showing 
of many souvenirs. It was interesting to 
learn of their different impressions of the 
peoples and their countries and to con- 
trast them to our beliefs and customs. 

Emma Ockert '26 of New Haven was 
hostess for the December meeting. De- 
tailed plans for our annual Holiday Tea, 
on January 3rd, were formulated with all 
the members participating. Our regular 
business meeting was followed by a most 
interesting talk and demonstration by Mrs. 



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Harold Hawkins, a well-known Ceramic 
artist. 

On January 3rd, the New Haven Lasell 
Club held its Holiday Tea at the home of 
Dorothy Page Kuehl '48, 118 Harmon St., 
Hamden, from 3:00 to 5:00 Twenty-two 
Lasell students from the New Haven area 
plus approximately 90 alumnae were in- 
vited. 

The date for our annual Bridge has 
been changed to Wednesday evening, 
April 21st. 



NEW YORK 

Linda Heather '51, President 
11 Whitson St., Forest Hills, N. Y. 

Alice Stover '51, Secretary 
15 Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

The annual fall luncheon of the Lasell 
Club of Greater New York was held on 
Saturday, November 28th, at Toots Shor's, 
51 West 51st St. Guest speakers were 
President and Mrs. Raymond C. Wass. 

New Jersey Division: The November 
meeting of the New Jersey Division was 
held at the home of Marilyn Isenberg 
Barnes '43 in South Orange. The club's 
new constitution was presented by Janet 
Murphy '50 and voted upon. Discussion 
was then held on future events, our theater 
party in particular. After the business 
meeting, Joanne Purcell '52, chairman of 
the club, showed colored movies and gave 
a wonderful talk on her trip to Europe 
this past summer. The January meeting is 
being held at the home of Barbara Fausel 
'53 in Teaneck. 

Announcement: The New Jersey Division 
of the Greater New York Club is spon- 
soring a play put on by the Oradell 
Players of Oradell, N. J., on Thursday 
evening, March 18th. The name of the 
play is "The State of Affairs." If you are 
interested in further information or in 
obtaining tickets, write to Sue Baney '52, 
125 Northfield Ave., West Orange, N. J. 

A very happy and successful 1954 to 
alumnae all over the country from the 
New Jersey Division ! 



The November meeting of the Rhode 
Island Lasell Club was held on the 10th 
at the home of Mrs. George Potier, mother 
of our President, Barbara Potier Grzebien 
'49. The following 21 members were 
present: Virginia Bailey '48, Eleanor 
McKenney Black '30, Nancy Chase '53, 
Marjorie Morrison Coburn '17, Marjorie 
Millard Crooker '40, Joan Darelius '53, 
Mary Quick Dean '14, Betty Lou Foy '52, 
Phyllis Gleason '52, Barbara Potier Grze- 
bien '49, Nancy Keach '41, Nancy Bean 
Lord '50, Betty Maclnnes '50, Florence 
Mann Matzek '21, Eleanor Munro '48, 
Marian Munro '45, Virginia Whalen Petrie 
'41, Lois Schaller Toegemann '50, Jean 
Davies Stanley '50, Barbara Welles '50, 
and Lillian Medhurst '53. 

The Program Committee consisting of 
Jean Stanley, Chairman, Marcia Corey 
Hanson '42, and Dorothy Higson White 
'42 reported that programs for the year 
have been arranged. The annual meeting 
will be held at Wayland Manor in May 
and a picnic supper and white elephant sale 
will be held in June at the home of Betty 
Lou Foy. 

Marge Crooker, Lois Toegemann, El- 
eanor Black, Nancy Chase, and Virginia 
Bailey were named to the Membership 
Committee. 

Money raising projects were discussed 
and it was thought that a Christmas dance 
in 1954 with other Junior College Club's 
would be nice. Phyllis Gleason was ap- 
pointed to investigate the possibility of 
forming a Counsel made up of an officer 
or a delegate from other Junior ( College 
Clubs in the State. 

The next meeting on January 13 1954, 
will be held at the home of Lois Toege- 
mann. 

Following the business meeting members 
enjoyed most interesting slides and a lec- 
ture on "Touring Europe" by Mr. Potier. 

ROCHESTER 



Mildred J. Guyett '32, President 
23 Nottingham Circle, Rochester, N. Y. 

Joan DeGelleke '49, Secretary 
99 Avalon Drive, Rochester, N. Y. 



RHODE ISLAND 



Mrs. John L. Grzebien 

(Barbara Potier '49), President 

79 Brewster Dr., Warwick, R. I. 

Eleanor T. Munro '48, Corres. Secy. 
321 High St., Bristol, R. I. 



On October 30, 1953, the Rochester La- 
sell Club met at Lorenzo's Restaurant. 
After dinner was served Mr. Wass showed 
us the movie he made of Lasell campus 
life and activities. Everyone enjoyed see- 
ing the changes over the years. 

One unusual thing happened. Mrs. G. 
Bergen Reynolds of Rochester happened to 
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Mr. Wass would be with us, and she came 
to the meeting. Her name was Chandler 
before she married and her father built 
Chandler House. She lived there for many 
years of course, and was thrilled to see the 
movies on Auburndale and Lasell. She 
was an interesting person and we were 
pleased to have her with us. 

The following girls attended : Mary 
Jane Corrallo '50, Bessie Cooke Jones '97- 
; 99, Mildred Guyett '32, Ellen McFarland 
Blake x-'47, Aileen Parrish Smith '46, Bev- 
erly Pink Reynolds '51, Beverly Tucker '47, 
Isabel Turnbull Broadhead '51, Joan Still- 
well Smith '52, Laure Stauffer Hubbell '51, 
Doris Hungerford '53, Barbara Miller '50 
and Joan DeGelleke '49. 



WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS 



Mrs. Douglas W. Abel, Jr. 

(Sallyann Bartlett '51), President 

72 Virginia St., Springfield, Mass. 

Mrs. David T. Steele 
(Betty Carter '47), Secretary 
Gordon Lane, Hazardville, Conn. 



ful. We were most pleased to see Barbara 
Wulbrede '52 and Joan Le Frank '51 who 
left their studies at Springfield College for 
the evening to attend the gathering. Assist- 
ing the hostess were Sallyann Abel and 
Eleanor Rochford Nolan x-'49. Also at- 
tending were Jackie Herman Raiche, 
Merilyn Peck '52, Beverly Broughton '51, 
Phyllisan Kozloski Murphy '51, Marie 
Huhn Burkhart '42, Kay Nannery Carr '42, 
Betty Carter Steele '47, Margaret Leary 
Hacker '47, Marilyn Ross '49, Frances Gay 
Linford '39, Betty Jensen Curtis '39, Sue 
Ross Westberg '45, Dorothy Nickerson 
Tehan '44, Helen Breed Solberg '33 and 
Gail Gordon Johnson '34. 

The annual Silver Tea was held at the 
home of Sue Ross "Westberg (and we 
might add that Sue's home was most 
charmingly decorated) on Sunday, Decem- 
ber 20th, from 3 to 5 p.m. Nine prospec- 
tive students and their mothers were pres- 
ent. Pat Smith Whittlesey '45 and Jane 
Baringer Price '45 drove from Pittsfield. 
According to the guest book there were 40 
people attending the tea. 

WORCESTER 



The first meeting of the season of the 
Western Mass. Lasell Club was held at the 
home of Gail Gordon Johnson '34 of Wil- 
braham on October 19th. At this meeting 
Sallyann Bartlett Abel '51 was elected 
President to replace Jackie Herman Raiche 
'44, and Barbara Baldwin Smith '50 was 
elected Vice-President to replace Lindy 
Ford Sampson '45. Both Jackie and Lindy 
anticipate leaving this area the first of the 
year. Following the business meeting a 
casserole supper was served. This meet- 
ing was in the form of a Hallowe'en party 
and appropriate games with prizes fol- 
lowed. There were 18 attending. 

On Tuesday evening, November 10th, 
Eleanor Bradway Lammers '45 opened her 
home for the club. A white elephant sale 
was held and was considered quite success- 



Mrs. Gordon S. Curtis 

(Marjorie Magune '31), President 

19 Quinapoxet Lane, Worcester, Mass. 

Mrs. Robert P. Wolcott 

(Margaret Smith '39), Corres. Secy. 
4 Huntley St., Worcester, Mass. 

The first member of our club to have a 
daughter enter Lasell will be Marion 
Kingdon Farnum '29. Daughter Deborah 
will enter Lasell next September. 

In December the club had a large 
Christmas party with 28 alumnae in at- 
tendance. The party was held at the home 
of Doris Barry Ponte '40 in Shrewsbury. 

Our January meeting will be held at the 
home of Rena Ridler Symonds '40 at 98 
Ararat St. It will be a pot luck supper. 



If 


you plan to change your job, 
or if you have a job available, 










DON'T FORGET Lasell' s 


Place 


ment 


Office! 



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CLASS NEWS . . . . 



1882 

The Alumnae Office was delighted to 
have a nice, long letter from Constance 
Waite Rouse '81-'82. She tells us she will 
be 89 on March 4th. After graduating from 
Freeport (Maine) High School, she entered 
Lasell Seminary in September 1881. "Prof. 
Bragdon was at that time the president, 
and his wife taught cooking to the girls 
that wished to take it. Madame Parloa 
came to school on Saturdays to give cook- 
ing lessons and every girl was required to 
attend. Monday was our holiday instead of 
Saturday. Then we had guided tours of 
Boston and suburbs. I recall going to 
Bunker Hill Monument and to the School 
for the Blind." She also speaks of Miss 
Carpenter, who took her to a grand concert 
in Boston one evening when she won a 
ticket from the choral class, of Miss Cush- 
man, and Mr. Hills. She adds, "I was only 
one year at Lasell but I was extremely 
happy there, but the money was not forth- 
coming for another year, so I studied at 
home and taught one year at the Freeport 
High School and later went to Smith Col- 
lege as a special student and was married 
to a Congregational minister the following 
year. I have attended one Lasell luncheon 
in New York. Fortunately, I am well, can 
read and review books to a group of old 
people and to a group of blind men and 
women. Last month (December) I gave 
two reviews in one week. I do not wish to 
boast but am thankful that I am so blest." 
We send Mrs. Rouse our thanks for writing 
to us and our very best wishes for her 
continued good health and activity. 

1894 

Reunion: Attention all '94ers ! Make your 
plans now to meet your classmates at Lasell 
on Saturday, June 5th, for our 60th re- 
union! More details will be sent to you 
later. 

1896 

Mrs. A. D. Pierce 
(Josephine Chandler), Secretary 
10 Dexter St., Maiden 48, Mass. 

To start on a lilting note : Clara Creswell 
Blakeney '93-'94, a junior with our class, 
alone and undaunted went on an around- 
the-world cruise from the middle of August 
to the middle of November. To quote 
her: "My dream trip was beyond my fond- 
est hopes !" She is Mrs. Charles J. Blakeney 



of 544 Williams St., Denver 18, Colo. 

Our Ethel Loud fell in late October 
breaking her left shoulder. Unable to drive, 
her car is stored for the winter. Sister 
Grace '95, who is on crutches, and one- 
handed Ethel are desperately trying to keep 
their home in its usual good order. 

Only a few days later our Annie Hackett 
fell, breaking a hip and wrist. At Christmas 
she was still in the hospital. 

The sad news of the passing of Cara 
Sawin Sweet came to us through Marge 
Schuberth. They were neighbors in Pasa- 
dena. 

Nellie Briggs Chandler '93-'95 and her 
daughter are trying to adjust to apartment 
living. Kitchenettes are foreign to the 
habits of us old-timers. 

Recently I was happy in having a phone 
chat with Carol Case Dennison '99 who 
comes to Boston from her home in Con- 
necticut once in a while. 

Lena Josselyn Lamson '97 and I chat 
ever and anon — we compare notes as to 
our success as class secretaries. 

Myra Davis '95-'97 always calls me after 
seeing Louise Barnes Douglass in Dover, 
N. H. Each report tells of Louise's being 
able to do more. 

After all these years Lasell takes a vital 
part in my life and in my daily loving 
thoughts. Lasell friends are tops ! 

1897 

Mrs. F. F. Lamson 

(Lena Josselyn), Secretary 

21 Waterston Rd., Newton 58, Mass. , 

1899 

Reunion: Attention all '99ers ! Make your 
plans now to meet your classmates at Lasell 
on Saturday, June 5th, for our 55th re- 
union! More details will be sent to you 
later. 

1904 

Reunion: Attention all '04ers! Make your 
plans now to meet your classmates at Lasell 
on Saturday, June 5th, for our 50th re- 
union ! More details will be sent to you 
later. 

1906 

Mrs. Harry Carlow 

(Edith Anthony), Secretary 

60 Church Green, Taunton, Mass. 



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1907 

The classmates of Etta H. Hancy will be 
interested to know she is at present at the 
College of the Pacific in Stockton, Calif. 
(P.O. Box 1884) 



1908 

Mrs. H. D. Thornburg 

(Lela Goodall), Secretary 

8545 West Knoll Dr., Los Angeles 46, Calif. 



1909 

Reunion: Attention all '09ers! Make your 
plans now to meet your classmates at Lasell 
on Saturday, June 5th, for our 45th re- 
union! More details will be sent to you 
later. 

Louise Funkhouser Colegrove's husband, 
Dr. Kenneth Colegrove, is now teaching at 
Queen's College in New York. Louise's 
address is: 88 Morningside Dr., New York, 
N. Y. 



1910 

Mrs. George C. Dumas 

(Olive Bates), Secretary 

Box 216, Hanover, Mass. 

A Happy New Year to you all ! My 
thanks to the eighteen who so kindly re- 
membered us with Christmas Greetings ! It 
means a great deal to me to keep in touch 
with you and I wish I could do more to 
keep us closer together. 

During the past year, in fact last Janu- 
ary, Martha Hazelet Crooks died. Neither 
we nor Lasell had any word of this until 
Mr. Crooks wrote Jo Rand last October. 
I also learned that a year ago Mary Gal- 
laher Catlin's husband had died; Julia De- 
Witt Read's sister died this October. Our 
sincerest sympathy to all these folk. 

Julia Hamilton Peters was in Montana 
for Christmas and then will be in Coro- 
nado, Calif., for six months. 

Eleanor Laurens McCrady is going on a 
six-months' tour through Denmark, Nor- 
way and Sweden with her husband in Jan- 
uary. 

Cornelia Stone was to visit with rela- 
tives in Detroit for the holidays. 

Helen Hood now has the Class Letter 
and she in turn will send it to Mildred 
Goodall Fairbanks. 

Julia Crafts Sheridan did not leave for 
Florida as planned because her mother's 
health did not warrant such a trip at this 
time. 

Lucy Aldrich Berston plans to be in At 



lanta, Ga., in mid-March and April to 
attend her son's wedding. 

Marion Hale Bottomley and Ed called on 
us in October and we had a delightful visit 
with them. In November they went to New 
York and from there to Connecticut for 
Thanksgiving with Anne in her new home. 

We all owe Jo Woodward Rand a vote 
of thanks for sending money to the Alum- 
nae Fund in memory of Ella Puchta Knight, 
Hannah Proctor Bonner, Amy Brannan 
Ansley and Martha Hazelet Crooks. 

Do any of you remember Ruth Balch 
x-'lO? She was in school when we were. 
She wrote Jo after seeing Jo's picture in 
the Leaves and wished to be remembered 
to us. Jo feels it would be nice if we would 
write to her. Her name now is: Mrs. 
George E. Ott, 305 Audubon Ave., Wayne, 
Pa. 

Remember, anytime I can be of help to 
you please contact me; I'll be only too glad 
to help you. 

My sincere wish to all of you is that the 
New Year may hold many good things in 
store for each of you. 

Please keep June 1955 in mind; it will 
soon be here ! 

George wishes to be remembered to all 
of you whom he has had the pleasure of 
meeting. 

1911 

Mrs, R. A. Clemen 

(Margaret Jones), Secretary 

26 Lilac Lane, Princeton, N. J. 

We were all sorry to see the notice in 
the December Leaves about Edna Kauffman 
Binder. "Kauffie" died very suddenly of a 
heart attack in November at her home in 
Bethlehem, Pa. It was so good to see her 
at our fortieth reunion in 1951, and I know 
that she enjoyed the trip very much with 
Alma Dumn DeLong. Though she was not 
well at that time, she had bravely carried 
on. 

Edna leaves a married daughter and two 
grandchildren who live in Bethlehem, and 
a son, James, who has been living in Greece 
doing repatriating work with escaped per- 
sons from the "Iron Curtain." 

I was sorry to miss a call in October 
from Alma Dumn DeLong who was visit- 
ing some old friends of hers who live just 
around the corner from us in Princeton. 
Edna MacDonald Sheppard had a visit last 
spring from Margherita Dike Hallberg '10, 
and had her family Christmas party this 
year for eighteen, including seven grand- 
children. Doris Powers Thomas has two 
grandchildren who live near enough so that 
she sees them often. Beth Brandow Trum- 
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summer and went to Florida for Christmas 
with her son, John, and his family. 

Last winter Eleanor Warner Salisbury 
met Annie Merrill David '12, and her sis- 
ter, Helen Merrill Strohecker '16, Grace 
Harvey Hall and Mary Lumbard Courtney 
'10 in Florida. 

I have three grandchildren in Fort 
Worth, Tex., and we expect our other son 
home from Okinawa in April. I saw Doro- 
thy Bragdon Duffield x-'ll when I went to 
Birmingham, Mich., last June for the wed- 
ding of my niece Florence's daughter to the 
son of Mary Starr Utter Maxson '12. It was 
a lovely wedding and, besides the bride, 
the two mothers looked lovely. Mildred 
Hall Leber '12 and Clara Parker Colby '12 
were there. 

I also saw Annie David last summer. 
Doris Powers Thomas writes that she had 
a good visit with Kathleen Knight in 
Martha's Vineyard, and that Kathleen has 
a darling home there in a delightful spot. 
Best wishes for 1954! 

1912 

Mrs. J. Tracy Colby 

(Clara Parker), Secretary 

8 High St., Goffstown, N. H. 

The Alumnae Office recently heard from 
Lorena May Gulick x-12 (Mrs. Guy W. 
Adams). We know all '12ers will be sorry 
to hear she is unable to get about these 
days. Her address is: 7904 Kneeland Ave., 
Elmhurst, L. I., N. Y. She would welcome 
mail from any of her classmates. 

1913 

Mrs. A. L. Stirn 

(Mary Fenno), Secretary 

45 East Loop Rd., Dongan Hills 

Staten Island 4, N. Y. 

1914 

Mrs. R. R. Jenks 

(Ruth Thresher), Secretary 

90 Summit St., Pawtucket, R. I. 

Reunion: Attention all 'l4ers! Make your 
plans now to meet your classmates at 
Lasell on Saturday, June 5th, for our 40th 
reunion! More details will be sent to you 
later. 

1915 

Mrs. H. B. Collins 

(Nell Woodward), Secretary 
54 Lincoln St., Manchester, Mass. 



Evelina Perkins wrote in November, 
"We have had a good summer and a verv 
warm fall. Sorry I couldn't make the Cor- 
poration meeting, but better luck next 
year. ... I have been helping start a 
cafeteria in our new school in Minot, with 
130 little bright eyes in our town. Hope 
you all have a good winter." 

Gladys Wilkes McCutchen has moved to 
Dallas, Tex., where her husband has ac- 
cepted a call as Assistant Pastor at the 
Wynnewood Presbyterian Church. Their 
home address is: 1041 Dewitt Circle in 
Dallas. 



1916 

Mrs. R. M. Kimball 
(Mabel Straker), Secretary 

"79 Carpenter St., Foxboro, Mass. 

When Dot Brate McPherrin read in 
the September Leaves about my trip to the 
West Coast with a cast on my leg, she 
hastened to write me and tell me she too 
fractured her ankle in June but sat with 
her foot propped up on a chair for the 
rest of the summer. I guess that I was very 
lucky in the type of fracture that I had; it 
was an incomplete fracture and it did neces- 
sitate my lugging a cast but it didn't stop 
my big trip. 

Helen Gerrett ("Jerry") wrote that she- 
is up and about but doing very little after 
a heart attack over a year ago. She is 
really feeling much better and has just sent 
the Class Letter on its way. Mildred Ord- 
way Brahana had received it and I trust had 
it on its way before the rush of Christmas 
mail. 

While I was still hoping to see Peg 
Bradley Reed at Cape Cod in September 
I received a letter from her from Lima, 
Peru, which said in part: "I'm on one 
of those 'quickie' business trips wives are 
sometimes fortunate enough to share with 
their husbands. My husband happens to 
have some business interests which re- 
quired a visit to Lima for a few days and 
a further trip back into the jungle in the 
Amazon basin for several days. Air travel 
nowadays makes such a trip fairly simple, 
so when he suggested I go along I jumped 
at the chance to see such completely un- 
familiar territory. The trip to Lima is a 
fairly routine bit of sightseeing — but the 
trip into the jungle was an unforgettable 
experience. It was two hours by plane from 
Lima over the Andes Mountains — the 
most beautiful and 'scariest' mountain 
scenery I've ever seen - — with our plane 
landing on a tiny clearing in the jungle on 
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concrete runways there — just deep grass 
and very bumpy terrain, but the pilot was 
a skillful one and brought us down safely. 
From there we went by jeep about three- 
and-a-half miles up a narrow bumpy trail 
to a camp in another jungle clearing on top 
of a knoll overlooking the river and with 
a wide panorama of beauty stretched across 
the horizon as far as our heads could 
swivel. The camp itself presented one of 
those contrasts in civilization which still 
leaves me in wonder at the ingenuity of 
our generation. Not 50 feet from the deep 
jungle, where the monkeys and wild parrots 
chattered and squawked constantly, we sat 
on a wide, aluminum screened veranda, had 
nicely iced drinks, ate simple but good 
American canned food and retired to sleep 
on Simmons mattresses and foam rubber 
pillows ! And in the morning we had a 
nice hot shower and found our terribly 
muddied shoes outside our door with a 
shine on them I've never been able to 
achieve in Connecticut. The night before 
we arrived, a tiger ate almost all the 
chickens the natives had rounded up to 
feed us during our stay — but the camp 
supply of canned goods seemed to be ade- 
quate. We managed nicely on canned ham- 
burgers accompanied by heart of palm 
salad which, of course, is a great delicacy 
in the States but which seems to be quite 
commonplace in the jungle. The heart of 
palm, which requires cutting down the 
whole tree, then splitting it lengthwise, 
can be bought from a native for about 15 
soles, about 80 cents in our money. 

"One day we took a long boat trip up 
the river and I felt a bit like Cleopatra 
must have on the Nile — nothing was too 
much trouble for 'La Senora's' comfort. 
Even a nice straight-backed aluminum 
kitchen chair was installed in the center 
of the boat for her to sit upon. The chair 
was so very uncomfortable for a long sit 
and so precariously balanced in that weav- 
ing boat that La Senora feared she might 
soon be a nice morsel for the very hungry 
river fish, so she took to the bottom of the 
boat along with everyone else much to 
the natives' disillusionment. I could go on 
and on about the jungle — for it was all so 
verv new to me and I'm still so very fresh' 
from it — but I had no intention of launch- 
ing into a travelogue when I started this 
note to you. I merely wanted to let you 
know that I had received your last note 
from the Cape and that I didn't get to the 
Cape after all this fall." 

In November, a note from Margaret 
Jones Gill of Avenida 9 de Julho, 556, Sao 
Paulo, Brazil, informs us: "I remember 
my days at Lasell with warm and happy 
feelings. My friends, my teachers, and the 



good New England air and soft culture ! 
I can see and feel it very vividly, and wish 
it good luck. We seem to have become 
permanent residents of Brazil. I have 
joined the group of analysts here — we are 
now members of the International Psycho- 
analytic Society — and I am working long 
hours. We have a farm about two hours 
from Sao Paulo where we spend the week- 
ends. We like Brazil very much. There 
isn't the tang in the air as there is in New 
York and New England, but it is very 
beautiful — all greens and yellows and 
blues, like its flag, and now we are so near 
— only 19 hours to N. Y. by plane — it is 
like what living in the Southern States 
used to be for a New Yorker. I hope you 
and all the other 'l6ers are all still 'rich 
and young and handsome' as we used to 
chant for Miss Martin — remember! — 
and I am wishing you all the best of luck." 



1917 

Mrs. H. M. Brennan 
(Jessie Shepherd), Secretary 

160 East 48th St., New York, N. Y. 

The Class of 1917 extends sympathy to 
Ruth Burnap Dresser whose husband died 
February 18, 1953, very suddenly, from a 
coronary thrombosis. 



1918 

Mrs. R. Willard McCormick 

(Barbara McLellan), Secretary 

9 Chamblet St., Dorchester 22, Mass. 

A note from Cornelia V. Gaty tells us 
she is taking an extension course in Chem- 
istry at San Diego Junior College, and she 
adds: "The other day I read in the 
Lasell Leaves of the golden wedding an- 
niversary celebrated by Dr. and Mrs. Wins- 
low. I should like to extend my congratu- 
lations and very best wishes." 

Almira Shepard X-'18 writes that she has 
been in the hospital with a fractured leg 
and ankle. It was fractured in three places 
and the mending process has been slow so 
it will be late January before six will be 
able to return to her office-. 



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1919 



1921 



Mercie V. Nichols, Secretary 
59 Ripley Rd., Cohasset, Mass. 

Reunion: Attention all '19ers ! Make your 
plans now to meet your classmates at 
Lasell on Saturday, June 5th, for our 35th 
reunion! More details will be sent to yon 
later. 

Had a short visit with Priscilla Alden 
Wolfe this autumn. You'd enjoy her New 
Hampton, N. H., home and Priscilla's 
usual warm welcome. Our conversation 
turned toward our 35th reunion, coming 
this June. We wondered how many of 
you are planning to be at Lasell to "carry 
on" with us? If any of you have any 
idea that you can make it, please let me 
know as soon as you can — so our plans 
can be made well in advance. 

Olive Chase Mayo has ideas for us too, 
as busy as she must be, doing a full time 
piece of work for Red Cross and whose 
leisure time must be pretty well taken up 
with her five granddaughters and a not-to- 
be-slighted grandson. Says Olive, "If the 
girls continue to predominate, we shall 
be looking for a cheaper-by-the-dozen 
scholarship sometime in I960." 

Miriam Bell Bell writes that she and her 
husband have been visiting her youngest 
son who left Duke University to enlist in 
the Air Force. Miriam herself completed 
her college B.A. last June and is certified 
to teach history, social studies or her 
favorite field, homemaking, in Pennsylvania. 
She hopes to be with us in June. 

I spent the Christmas holidays with my 
first Lasell roommate, Mary Eshleman Wil- 
laner x-'19. Perhaps she'll join us, too. 
Peg Houser Hamlin, who sees Mary often, 
spent last spring on a European trip, and 
has beautiful pictures I hear. Maybe she'll 
be our class photographer this June as she 
was five years ago. This last Leaves toU' 
me Helen Moss Post hopes to come, and I 
hope Edith Abbott Chapman repeats her 
visit then, too. 

Remember, I'll expect to hear from many 
of you very soon. 

New Address: Edith Vance Nicholson'r 
address is: 72 Bennett Ave., Binghamton, 
N. Y. 



Mrs. Richard F. Bryant 

(Doris Bissett), Secretary 

130 Reservoir Rd., Wollaston 70, Mass. 

The class extends sympathy to Kay 
Tufts x-'21 whose mother died in August 
after a lingering illness. 



1922 

Mrs. George S. Harris 

(Marjorie Lovering), Secretary 

3 Lovering Rd., West Medford 55, Mass. 

Mrs. A. B. Shoemaker 

(Phyllis Rafferty), Assistant 

315 San Juan Rd., Watsonville, Calif. 

"Kinks" Hemingway Killam and daugh- 
ter Caroline were speakers at the New 
Haven Club last fall, telling of their trip 
to Europe last summer. We hear that son 
Luther is due home in March and "Junior" 
comes home weekends, so by next spring, 
Kinks will have her "brood" back. 

In the fall, Theresa Thompson Osborne 
and Ruth Hopkins Spooner '23 drove to 
Buck Hill Falls, Penn., to attend the annual 
conference of the Women's Auxiliary of 
the Episcopal Diocese of Newark. 

Phyllis Rafferty Shoemaker wrote in 
November saying that the flowers were 
blooming and the vegetables growing in the 
surrounding country, and adds "but I am 
not a 'farm girl' at heart, and we still 
think the West and East Coasts too far 
apart." Her father remains about the same, 
and her mother has kept well since Phyllis 
and Medico arrived. "Medico has gained 
pounds and a tan and finds chores enough, 
plus reading, to keep occupied. 

"Watsonville's Plaza will have snow via 
snow machine, thanks to an ice-house 
executive's fond remembrance of white 
Christmases and a desire to show a few 
Californians what it looks like!" Phyllis 
savs she is still picking lovely roses, has 
taken up "bird-watching," and adds "had 
four 'earth tremors' in the past 36 hours — 
not a sensation I crave!" 



1923 



1920 



Adrienne E. Smith, Secretary 
19 Owatonna St., Auburndale, Mass. 



Mrs. S. S. Cline 

(Eleanor Thompson), Secretary 

Amenia, N. Y. 



Mrs. W. N. Smith 

(Antoinette Meritt), Assistant 

15 Miles Dr., Quincy, Mass. 



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Betty Bristow McKenna is now Ameri- 
can Red Cross Volunteer Field Consultant. 
She has worked several long days a week 
for the Veterans at the Bedford Hospital 
and now she is backed by the very large 
enthusiastic volunteer organization — the 
Greater Lynn Chapter of the Red Cross. 

Helene Grashorn Dickson '22 reports that 
Liz Buettner Lang's husband is at present 
with the U. N. architectural group in 
Korea, so Liz and her husband will be in 
Tokyo for at least a year. 

1924 

Mrs. E. C. M. Stahl 

( Helen Clendenin ) , Secretary 

Box 43, Chappaqua, N. Y. 

Helen B. Perry, Assistant 
172 Porter St., Melrose 76, Mass. 



Dorothy Cook Reynal (Mrs. V. M.), who 
is living at 79 Ward PL, South Orange, 
N. J. "Last week I attended a newly- 
formed New Jersey Lasell Club and the 
only member of our class there besides me 
was Lois Bryant Warner, who lives in Mor- 
ristown. She said Chris Chamberlin was 
married again and living in California. 
Betty Shaw Guadagni's address is: Mrs. 
Donald Guadagni, Crystal Brook Farm, 
Lake Rd., Newport, Vt." 

In November Emily Case Guernsey x-'25 
(Mrs. James S.) moved from Prospect, Ky., 
to Essex, N. Y. 

Emma Smith Guereau x-'2 5 (Mrs. Bren- 
neman) has moved to 1610 Bonham St., 
Amarillo, Tex. Her husband is associ- 
ated with the Communications Depart- 
ment of the Santa Fe Railroad. 

1926 



Reunion: Attention all '24ers! Make 
your plans now to meet your classmates at 
Lasell on Saturday, June 5th, for our 30th 
reunion ! More details will be sent to you 
later. 



1925 

Estelle L. Jenney, Secretary 
10 Dana St., Cambridge, Mass. 

Mrs. H. B. Hills 

(Martha Wilcox), Assistant 

12 Bertrand Rd., Auburndale, Mass. 

I should like to express for the Class of 
'25 appreciation and thanks for Helen 
Wahlquist Wolcott's outstanding efforts as 
Class Agent. 

Eva-May Mortimer Rifle writes that she 
spent a week last summer with Jessie 
Matteson Ray at her beautiful fifteen-acre 
estate at Woodside, California. Eva-May 
has two sons in the Navy and one in high 
school. She has promised to send some 
pictures of her "boys," and we are look- 
ing forward to seeing them. 

From Helen Black Sprague: "Life seems 
to rush on, but at least it is never dull. 
Sally graduated in June from Skidmore and 
is working in New York with TIME and 
LIFE magazines. 

"Our son, Rockwell, is fifteen and at 
Milton Academy. He is six feet one-and- 
a-half inches tall, and is indeed a big boy. 

"This summer we were in Connecticut at 
Mother's cottage on Long Island Sound for 
six weeks. Saw Johnny and Louise Hege- 
man Whitman and had a grand visit." 

As Class Agent, Helen Wahlquist Wol- 
cott received the following news from 



Mrs. Elmer J. Bloom 
(Mariesta Howland), Secretary 
307 Crestwood Dr., Peoria, 111. 

The "spate" of Lasell '26 news through 
the medium of the Christmas mails wasn't 
as heavy as I optimistically believed it 
would be ! Too many of you sign the 
card with a gay flourish and go on wrap- 
ping gifts and sandwiches with the other 
hand ! O, well, there is a stray tidbit or 
two: Dottie Aseltine Wadsworth gives 
forth with the happy news that her charm- 
ing Susanne will, after she finishes high 
school this June, enroll at Lasell, follow- 
ing the example of mother and auntie. 

Betty Johnson Coffin went out to Okla- 
homa to accompany her son John's wife 
home since John is on a tour of duty in 
Newfoundland. Betty's army husband, 
Naylor, is still in Korea. 

Sally Foster Farnsworth sent out a card 
which demonstrates the winning quality 
of her two children, a little girl with curls 
and a little boy who is in that cute (but 
not to them) gap-toothed stage that all our 
children reach. 

Anita Krakauer Doerr and her husband 
spent part of December in California, but 
returned to Mexico complaining of the 
"smog" in the Sunny State. 

Lolita del Pino (H.S. '24-'25), my Brag- 
don roommate and, although a Special, al- 
ways considered part of '26, made a "cir- 
cle" tour of Mexico, Texas, Louisiana and 
Florida with her uncle and aunt in Novem- 
ber, visiting relatives all along the way. It 
was one of life's little ironies that I — who 
have not seen "Mv Lolita" since my honey- 
moon visit to Cuba in 1937 — should have 
been in Miami Beach at just that time, with 
all plans laid to fly over to Havana, spend 



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a few days at the Hotel Nacional and "re- 
une" with Lolita ! I sent an Air Mail 
letter to herald my arrival and thus learned 
that Lolita would not be in Havana to 
welcome me. Both of us were disap- 
pointed. I was also disappointed when Dot 
Schumaker, en route to Wichita, Kans., on 
an important business trip for Congrega- 
tional Missions, planned a quick two-day 
visit with me here at "Fortitudo" in Peoria 
and then found that the business of the 
conference was so protracted she could not 
spare time for the trip down from Chicago. 

Many '26ers will remember that Made- 
leine Roth White's sister-in-law, Virginia, 
was at Weliesley when Rothie was at La- 
sell. Virginia, Herbert's sweet and serene 
sister, early widowed, has just lost her only 
son, Lieut. William Harker, in the tragic- 
air crash at the Paris Airport in which 
several young fliers were lost as they pre- 
pared to land on an errand from Germany 
to France. This cast a shadow over the 
holidays for Rothie and Herb and the two 
boys, who worshipped their handsome 
young cousin. Billy, Rothie's youngest, is« 
a senior at Lake Forest Academy in Lake 
Forest, 111., and my Maris, a "Frosh" at 
Ferry Hall in the same beautiful Chicago 
suburb, frequently sees Billy when the two 
schools have an exchange of activities. 

Which brings me to my own news — no 
"news" to you whose faithful correspond- 
ent I be! I seem to have been "moving fur- 
niture" ever since October — although that 
doesn't mean I have taken up either table- 
tilting or porter's work ! — for the family 
heirlooms I had shipped west in the fall 
involved a lot of shifting around and re- 
planning and even re-decorating. Some- 
how, it got done — the last "upheaval" pol- 
ished off in early January (result of my 
acquiring a miraculous new "highfi" Phono- 
rama which supplies me with live Sym- 
phony, I do believe!) — and also young Mar- 
is got installed at boarding school. (Shades 
of the days when I used to steal fudge out 
of Rothie's closet which abutted mine at 
Bragdon ! Ferry Hall doesn't even let 'em 
have LIGHTS in the closets for fear they'll 
cram for exams 'til the wee sma' hours, 
shut up in closets the way we used to do 
if a girl had an unusually large one!) Also 
Elmer and I took plane for Miami Beach 
in late October for a heavenly month in 
the sun and on the sand. Such laziness 
was phenomenal for me — we were at the 
Coral Reef Hotel and when I wasn't in the 
pool I was in the ocean; I never did go 
sightseeing!), although I did attend the 
Miami Symphony and took a look at the 
University and the Library. 

Addendum: For those of you who re- 
member adorable Babs Aspegren Enge- 
strom, a Special when we lived in Brag- 



don, also a special pet of '26, it will be of 
interest to learn that Babs, now Mrs. Ed- 
ward Engestrom, after three years in New 
York, takes a turn in Sweden again (this 
is their regular procedure) and for the 
next two years will be at her villa, at 
Gronviksvagen 67, Bromma, Sweden, just 
outside Stockholm, where Marta and I vis- 
ited her many years ago. Babs' stunning 
younger daughter, Osa, remains in this 
country 'til June in order to complete the 
work for her degree at Barnard College. 
The older daughter, Margarita, is a phy- 
sician in Sweden. 

Robert A. (Red) Rolfe, husband of M. 
Isabel Africa, has recently been appointed 
Athletic Director at Dartmouth College. 



1927 

Mrs. David Rosen 
(Rosalie Brightman), Secretary 
8 Still St., Brookline 46, Mass. 

Thanks to so many who sent their warm 
greetings. There are a few messages to 
share: From Lucy Field Wildman, "The 
Wildmans are all very fine and both boys 
are home for the holidays — Bud at V. P. I. 
and Jerry at A. M. A. We've been on the 
road to Virginia nearly every weekend." 

From Bea Senter Kimball: "Judy is now 
13 years old and Bobby 9. He is taller 
than Judy and quite thin and just full of 
energy. We love our home here (in Cin- 
cinnati) bought a year ago. I didn't go 
to Maine last summer but expect to go 
for a month this year." 

From Minerva Damon Ludwig, a card 
with a wonderful picture of Minerva and 
Joe on their boat saying, "Some fun sail- 
ing the Chesapeake last summer — we 




Minerva Damon Ludwig '27 
and Joe 



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Family of Helen Tracy Shaw '28 



chartered a boat and lived aboard — Joe cap- 
tain of course, and I was the crew. Your 
Mediterranean Cruise last summer sounded 
fascinating. We hope to do a similar one 
next summer. In the meantime we plan 
a little holiday in Bermuda after Christ- 
mas — flying Pan-Am." 

New Addresses: Elinor Day is now Mrs. 
William J. Conley, and her address is the 
same — 14 Ashmont Pk., Melrose, Mass. 

Carolyn Duncan Long (Mrs. Norman) 
writes that she is living at 66 Payson Rd., 
Belmont 78, Mass. 

Ruth O'Brien, we learn, has been mar- 
ried for several years and is now Mrs. 
Edward Potter, living in Dover, N. H., at 
14 Eliot Pk. 



1928 

Lillian G. BETHEL, Secretary 
Waltham Hospital, Waltham, Mass. 

Out of the distance has come a Christ- 
mas greeting from Joan (Johnnie) Johnson 
Doriot who didn't get around to writing 
at reunion but stayed home to attend her 
daughter Dorothy's first piano recital and 
get their cottage open for Culver Com- 
mencement. Johnnie hasn't been east since 
June 1940! 



A newspaper clipping informs us that 
Helen Hawes Loomis's daughter, Betsy 
Ann, was named valedictorian of the grad- 
uating class from Solon High School in 
Maine last June. Betsy Ann was a high 
honor student each year in high school and 
held a class office each year, being vice- 
president during the senior year. She was 
one of three candidates for both the D.A.R. 
Citizenship award in her senior year and 
Dirigo Girls State representative in her 
junior year. She was editor-in-chief of 
The Courier, school paper. She was winner 
of the first prize in the high school prize 
speaking contest in her junior year. The 
paper goes on for several paragraphs list- 
ing her outstanding activities in the high 
school as well as in the community. Out- 
congratulations to you, Betsy Ann, and 
Helen! Betsy Ann planned to enter Colby 
College in the fall to major in either his- 
tory or English. 



1929 

Mrs. Allan Van Dv. Mark 

(Phyllis Beck), Secretary 
28 Maple St., Lockport, N. Y. 

Reunion: Attention all '29ers' Make 
your plans now to meet your classmates at 



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Patricia Clark (4i/ 2 mos.), 

daughter of 
Julia Clausen Bowman '29 

Lasell on Saturday, June 5th, for our 25th 
reunion! More details will be sent to you 
later. 

In a letter to Kay Braithwaite Wood- 
worth last September from Julia Clausen 
Bowman, the accompanying picture of 
Julia's baby girl was enclosed. She said, 
"We adopted the most adorable little girl. 
She is now eight months old and as good 
as gold. We took her at two weeks of age 
so we have raised her practically from the 
beginning. As you can see, trips east are 
out of the question for awhile anyhow. 
Believe me, I am disappointed at not be- 
ing able to attend our 25th reunion in 
June '54." 

Kay also received a friendly note from 
Louise Thompson Rondelli. Louise tells 
us she was married in 1952 to Edmund C. 
Rondelli and is living at 112 South Main 
St., Middleboro, Mass. She is looking 
forward to attending reunion. 

Kay says, "This fall I have talked with 
classmates Verta MacLeod Haines, Mar- 
jorie Schaller Schoonmaker, and Isabelle 
Daggett Wilson. All are leading busy 
suburban lives." 

The Alumnae Office was pleased to re- 
ceive a couple of newspaper clippings tell- 
ing about the very successful debut of the 
1 3-vear-old harpist, Mary Beth Zsiga, 
daughter of Betty Lyman Zsiga. Mary 
Beth performed with the Connecticut Sym- 
phony under the baton of Andre Kostel- 
anetz. Her grandfather, Louis Zsiga, is a 



first violinist in the orchestra. Mary Beth 
is in the eighth grade and studies harp 
with Edward Vito of Greenwich, who is in 
Toscanini's NBC Symphony. She also has 
studied with Mme. Tamara Utgoff at Strat- 
ford and Lucille Lawrence, Firestone harp- 
ist. She first came to the attention of the 
Symphony during recent auditions con- 
ducted by Paul Bernard, symphony concert- 
master. Impressed by her talent, he not 
only asked her to join him in the playing 
of a harp-violin duet of Thais "Medita- 
tion," but also recommended to Daniel 
Saidenberg. conductor, she be added to the 
orchestra. Mary Beth is filling in with the 
symphony this winter for another teenager 
who is now a student at Oberlin College. 

The newspaper says Mary Beth is "the 
youngest musician to join the ranks of 
the Connecticut Symphony, and the young- 
est to hold a card with the Bridgeport 
Musicians' Union." 

We have recently heard that Harriet 

Holt Johnson has remarried and is now 

Mrs. Harold W. Buker living at 7 Park 
St., Lynn, Mass. 



1930 

Mrs. Reginald W. Holt 
(Helen Roberts), Secretary 

101 Hope St., Stamford, Conn. 

Helen Whittle Roberts writes that she 
and her husband, George, recently have 
built a new home and moved in July 27th. 
Helen's address is: 109 Superior Rd., 
Rochester, N. Y. 



1931 

Mrs. H. S. Monroe 
(Karin Eliasson), Secretary 

4800 Chevy Chase Blvd., Chevy Chase, Md. 




L. to r.: 

Mildred Fischer Langworthy '31, 

her son Teddy, Mary's son Roy, 

and Mary Morgan Yarnell '31 



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1932 

Mrs. H. R. Macy 

(Katharine Hartman), Secretary 

Cold Spring Harbor, N. Y. 

Natalie E. Park, Assistant 
73 Goden St., Belmont, Mass. 

When Miss McClelland (Phys. Ed. 
'29- ) and Mrs. Lindquist (Chem. '44- ) 
journeyed to Florida during Christmas va- 
cation this year, they were delighted to call 
on Babe Whitney Lenzi in Ft. Lauderdale. 
Among the souvenirs they brought back 
with them was an item from the Fort Lauder- 
dale Daily News for December 13th headed, 
"Local Miss, Just 10, Readied for Olym- 
pics." The article tells about Joel Dina 
Lenzi, Babe's youngest, who is now in the 
sixth grade at the Pine Crest School and 
is being trained in swimming and diving 
by Pine Crest's Coach Al Gordon who is 
well-known for his training of former 
Olympic champions. He says, "Joel Dina 
is a prospect for national recognition, and 
I'm heading her for just that. Yes, she 
may even get to the '56 Olympics." On 
Christmas Day she was scheduled to take 
part in a coaches' forum water show be- 
fore Olympic-minded swimming and div- 
ing tutors. The newspaper article con- 
tinues, "The unassuming blue-eyed blonde 
has been diving for only two years, yet she 
unfolds 22 intricate dives — 17 from the 
low board and five from the 10-foot level, 
although she weighs only 70 pounds, soak- 
ing wet. The slight diver not only is un- 
defeated as a diver in Junior High League 
competition, but made the mythical Junior 
Olympic team by cracking a breast-stroke 
record for 10-year-olds. In August, she 
won the state AAU women's lowboard 
title, although she was participating with 
much older girls and even adults." 



1933 

Mrs. E. M. Clark 
(Ruth Stafford), Secretary 

174 Mayflower St., W. Hartford, Conn. 

Mrs. E. H. Place, Jr. 

(Barbara Edmands), Assistant 

27 Hancock Hill Dr., Worcester, Mass. 

From a Christmas note from Christine- 
Murphy Hohner we learn that her son, 
Bob, is a freshman at Duke University this 
year. He is studying Electrical Engineer- 
ing; he is also very busy with Naval 
R.O.T.C., but planned to be "home for 
Christmas." Chris writes, "Did hate to miss 
our 20th, but it was wonderful to read 




Cynthia Hickcox (7|/ 2 yrs.)» 

daughter of 
Mabelle Hickcox Camp '34 



so much news about '33ers in the September 
Leaves — &lso enjoyed the pictures. I'll 
make our 25th or bust!" 

Helen (Bunny) Bardua Childs also en- 
closed a Christmas note about our reunion. 
She wrote, "Wasn't it fun to see the girls 
again. I was frankly a little surprised at 
how basically 'the same' everyone was." 



1934 

Mrs. R. A. Massey 
(Roberta Davis), Secretary 

975 Mohegan, Birmingham, Mich. 

Reunion: Attention all '34ers! Make 
your plans now to meet your classmates at 
Lasell on Saturday, June 5th, for our 20th 
reunion ! More details will be sent to you 
later. 

A letter to Phyl Atkinson Stone from 
Midge Jones Hopkins says, "Do you realize 
it will be twenty years in June? We'll 
really have to try to get a big turnout for 
a hangup reunion. 

"I'm still teaching dancing, have classes 
in ballet and ballroom dancing for the 
children of our town. 

"Also have a family of my own grow- 



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'Cindy" King Haskins '35, 
Lani and Skippy 



ing up. Susan is 12, Judy is 6 and Stevie, 
Jr., is 4." 

We have just learned that Edith Downey 
has been elected President of the Soropto- 
mist Club of Hartford — a classified service 
club for women. Congratulations, Edith. 

Helen Pierce Watkins (Mrs. Joseph E.) 
has moved from Chevy Chase, Md., to 
330 Krameria St., Denver 20, Colo. 



one daughter) and operates a very suc- 
cessful interior decorating establishment. 
Her husband is a contractor. 

Margaret Weber Hodges has moved and 
is now living with her two sons at 117 
Dexter Ave., Birmingham, Ala. 

1936 

Mrs. H. F. Cate, Jr. 

(Carolyn Young), Secretary 
130 Temple St., West Newton 65, Mass. 

The Class extends deepest sympathy to 
Ruth Buswell Isaacson whose mother died 
in early December. 

Born: To Marjorie Bassett MacMillan, a 
fifth child, third daughter, Nancy Lee, on 
September 12, 1953. Bassie says, "Noth- 
ing much new except Nancy. We're all 
crazy about her and I'm afraid she'll be 
terribly spoiled. She's awfully good so 
far. She has red, curly hair. Imagine ! 
Ginny (Johnston) Loud and Dick called 
on us in the fall, but haven't seen anyone 
else. Life is slightly hectic, as you can 
imagine, but fun. Happy New Year." 

New Addresses: Charlotte Littlefield Wells 
is now Mrs. Harry Queen and lives at 12 
Linden Terrace, Waltham, Mass. 

Helen Condon Lovejoy (Mrs. George), 
33 Wakefield St., Reading, Mass. 



1935 

Mrs. Barbara K. Haskins 
(Barbara King), Secretary 

111 Wilcox Ave., Meriden, Conn. 

Mrs. Barbara H. Brewer 

(Barbara Ordway), Assistant 

Lasell Junior College, Auburndale, Mass. 

Barbara Iris Johnson writes that they 
have reservations to sail Jan. 20th on the 
"Flandre" for a two-week cruise to the 
West Indies. She also says, "Pete has gone 
back to engineering and is sales engineer 
for Bay State Elevator Co." The Johnsons 
may be moving to Springfield, Mass., in the 
near future. 

New Addresses: Denise Gile Arnold 
(Mrs. Morton) has moved to 270 Pierce 
St., Kingston, Penn. 

Doris Jones Hayes has moved from 
Saratoga Springs, N. Y., to 11 Hill St., 
Alplaus, N. Y. 

Josephine Moore Gulnac is now living 
on King Hill Rd., in Sharon, Conn. 

Marie Shevenell Fiske x-'35 is now liv- 
ing at 713 S. E. 5th Court, Ft. Lauderdale, 
Fla. She has three children (two sons and 



1937 

Mrs. Charles A. Higgins, Jr. 
(Louise Tardivel), Secretary 

89 Woodland Rd., Auburndale, Mass. 

Born: To Dorothy Abbott Atherton, a 
third child, first daughter, Florence Mae, 
on November 10, 1953. 

To Barbara Harding Kakas, a daughter, 
Sally Ann, on March 8, 1953. 

To Helen Raymond Severance, a fourth 
child, second son, Jonathan, on November 
28, 1953. 




Betsy holding Nancy Lee, Jean, John, 

and Scott, family of 

Marjorie Bassett MacMillan '36 



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To Elizabeth Tracy McCampbell, a 
fourth child, third daughter, Elizabeth, on 
October 25, 1953. 

Other News: Anne Campbell Terrill writes, 
"We're still at Fort Washington, and 
our two boys, Jimmy and David, enjoy the 
many acres of woods and fields here in the 
country. However, we shall be moving 
after next summer as the Park Service plans 
to convert this area into a National Park 
starting in September of 1954. . . . Jimmy 
has been taking art lessons from a neigh- 
bor, and has already produced several wa- 
ter color paintings which look almost pro- 
fessional. David is showing some interest 
in piano and (we hope) will take lessons 
next fall . . . My husband, Jim, travels as 
much as ever in connection with his work 
in radiological health for the Public Health 
Service. After two recent trips to New 
Mexico, California, Tennessee, and several 
other states he hopes to stay home for 
a while ... I am back at George Wash- 
ington University this semester taking 
some courses in business administration. 
The lecture classes are so large that there 
are always several adults among the stu- 
dents, so I feel almost 'at home' in spite of 
my grey hairs ! Aside from school, the cub 
scouts, school and P.T.A. activities seem to 
fill in all my spare time." 

Had a real nice telephone call from Mar- 
jorie Gilbert Wiggin the other day. They 
are now back "state side" and until they 
can get permanently located her address 
will be c/o Mrs. J. W. Gilbert, 344 Cabot 
St.. Newtonville, Mass. Midge told of a 
grand airplane trip all over South America 
they took on their way home from Brazil. 

Genevieve Hackett Bonner writes, "have 
five children now, four girls and a boy, so 
I find myself fairly involved with P.T.A. 
and Girl Scout activities. Jim travels 
quite a bit and I go with him when I can. 



5EA50H 5 





ISHES 
j<oi a 

HAPPY 
NfWYfAR 







Mariele, Nellee-Mae, and Richard, 

children of 

Louise Tardivel Higgins '37 



Tip and Chris, sons of 
Anne Tipton Gardner x-'37 

We spend our vacations in Dennis and I al- 
ways expect to see some of the Newton 
girls on the Cape but never do . . . am in 
the Westchester telephone book if anyone 
ever gets to the big city." 

Lucille Huse writes, "Greetings from 
Stockholm. I have been sent here by the 
Lab. at Mass. General to work for six 
months. This hospital is one of three can- 
cer hospitals in Sweden. They have sent a 
girl to our Lab. in Boston to learn cytol- 
ogy, and in the meantime I have been run- 
ning this Lab. I expect to leave in April 
sometime, and am hoping Doris Carlson 
will join me here and travel on the Conti- 
nent a bit with me. Am planning to go to 
Copenhagen, Paris and Switzerland, I hope. 
Wish I could stay longer, but must be back 
around the middle of May . . . Am having 
a marvelous time for myself. Handling a 
job in a foreign country where one doesn't 
know the language is a bit difficult at 
times, but nevertheless it is good experi- 
ence, and the good time I am having makes 
up for those little annoyances one en- 
counters. There is a constant round of 
dinner parties and invitations of one sort 
or another, and when I get home it will be 
hard to settle down to the old routine. My 
present address will be c/o my uncle, E. H. 
Ward, 38 Halcyon Rd., Newton Centre, 
Mass." 

"Tri" McFarland Argo's ('38) Christ- 
mas card tells of her new address at 1264 
W. Gregory, Kansas City 13, Mo. "We 
were transferred back here to K.C. in Sep- 



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Sandra (6|/ 2 ), Eric (almost 2), 
and Stuart (8), children of 
Carolyn Stuart Drange '38 



tember. Seems strange to be with our 
family and friends after being away six 
years. Don't know if it is going to be per- 
manent, but we bought a house anyway." 

A nice note from Mary Ruth Sanford 
tells of opening the fifteenth year of her 
Cradle School with twenty children. She 
said, "I am getting ready for a Christmas 
festival with the children which will be 
held at our Westfield Woman's Club. The 
children will portray the 'Nativity' as a 
tableau scene, also distribute presents . . . 
Two years ago I started a graduation at the 
school with caps and gowns. They have 
real diplomas and also have an outside 
speaker. Next summer Mother and I are 
planning a trip to California. If there are 
any '37ers out there, I wish you would give 
me their addresses and I will try to locate 
them." 

A nice note from Meredith Tillotson 
Richardson gives her new address as 7 Bel- 
crest Rd., West Hartford, Conn. She tells 
of her three kiddies, Pamela, Philip and 
Ann, and hopes to make reunions "now 
that we are back in God's country." 



1938 

Mrs. R. R. Peters 
(Virginia Wilhelm), Secretary 

2316 Dixwell Ave., Hamden, Conn. 

Mrs. W. A. Pentheny, Jr. 
(Mildred Birchard), Assistant 

Dwight Rd., Holly Hill 
Marshfield, Mass. 

Born: To Ritamae Hinchliffe McCusker, a 
daughter, Kathryn Ann, on November 13, 
1953. Their address is still: 3048 S. 
Buchanan St., Apt. B-2, Fairlington, Va. 

New Address: Virginia Bartlett Gay has 
moved from Reading to 58 Westland Ave., 

Winchester, Mass. 



1939 

Mrs. E. H. Harrington 
(Louisa Clark), Secretary 

399 Lexington St., Waltham, Mass. 

Reunion: Attention all '39ers ! Make your 
plans now to meet your classmates at 
Lasell on Saturday, June 5th, for our 15th 
reunion! More details will be sent to you 
later. 

New Addresses: Priscilla Greene Quirk 
x-'39 (Mrs. George G., Jr.) is now living 
in Woodstock Hill, Conn. 

News comes from Joy MacNaught Tracy 
that she has moved from Needham to 18 
Crest Rd., Chappaqua, N. Y. Her husband, 
Carlton, is now Dean of Students of the 
Chappaqua schools. The Tracys' daughter, 
Susan, is now six, and son, Peter Carlton, 
was born late in 1953. 

Janet Payson Dinan (Mrs. Francis W.) 
has moved from Norfolk, Va., to 1501 
Grenstead St., Falls Church, Va. 



1940 

Mrs. R. D. Sterling 
(Priscilla Sleeper), Secretary 

32 Rumford St., West Hartford, Conn. 

Mrs. H. T. Lodge 
(Ruth Sullivan), Assistant 

17 Hemlock Rd., 
Newton Upper Falls, Mass. 




Family of Euphemia Burr Gardner '40 



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A note to Pat Taylor Henderson, Class 
Agent, from Jeannetta Annis Richardson 
in October says, "This has been a very busy 
year for us. We have a new baby, our 
third. He is Steven who will be a year 
old next month (November). Along with 
that we moved just in time for our daugh- 
ter, Gail, to enter the second grade. She 
is six and Ricky is four. Our biggest 
venture has been building our own house. It 
has gone slowly since we work evenings 
and weekends only. Had Lasell offered a 
course in cement mixing, tree cutting, and 
carpentry I'd have been of more help to 
my husband. Nonetheless, we are pro- 
gressing quite well and hope to move in 
as soon as school is out in June. I'm sure 
no anatomy class at Lasell ever discovered 
more muscles than we have — aching ones 
can't be ignored either. Due to all this 
I have missed many Cleveland Lasell Club 
meetings but hope to get back into the 
swing of things again soon." The Rich- 
ardsons' address at present is: 358 Broad 
St., Wadsworth, Ohio. 

Virginia DeNyse '41 sent us the follow- 
ing news about two members of the Class 
of 1940: "I received a card from Pat 
Kieser telling of her vacation trip this year. 
A four-week, 8,000-mile camping trip 
through the Northwest, with two passengers 
from New York and one from Texas. She 
visited Rocky Mountain Park, Colo., Jack- 
son Hole and Yellowstone, Wyo., Glacier 
Park. Mont., Lake Chelan, Mt. Baker, and 
Rainier Park, Wash., the Columbia River 
Highway and Coast of Oregon. Sleeping 
bags and campfire meals — wonderful." 
Pat has a new 1950 Studebaker Starlite 
Coupe— dark green. Sounds like a wonder- 
ful trip! 

"Also received a note from Bobby 
Schilf. Bobby has been raising and sell- 
ing Norwich Terriers. She has built a 
kennel, too, for boarding dogs. She ex- 
pects to be showing at the Westminster 
Dog Show in New York February 8th and 
9th." 

New Addresses: Catherine M. Buckley's 
address is: 56 Church St., Waterbury, 
Conn. 

Edith Hayman Shumway x-'4() (Mrs. 
Norman), is living at 1022 Adams St., 
Dorchester, Mass. 

Lois Linehan Blitzer is living in Brook- 
line, Mass., at 171 Harvard Ave. 

Dorothy Ulrich Eagleson and Bill are 
back from England and arc living at 74 
Marmion Rd., Melrose, Mass., while wait- 
ing for their new home to be completed 
in Natick. 

A lovely Hawaiian Christmas card came 
from Helen Wight Weeks x-'40, Box 76, 
Keauhou, Hawaii. Helen now has four 
children. 





Bradley (2%) and Sara (43^), 

children of 
Grace Roberts Gummersall '40 



1941 

Mrs. J. W. Sheffer, Jr. 

(Janet Jansing), Secretary 

123 Garden Rd., Oreland, Pa. 

Virginia DeNyse, Assistant 
1060 Ocean Ave., Brooklyn 26, N. Y. 

The Class of 1941 extends deepest sym- 
pathy to Dot Brewer Carlson whose mother 
died las.t September. 

Born: In October, Betty Danker Trenholm 
and husband Forrest adopted a 3-months- 
old daughter, Susan Jane. 

To Jane Gallup Devine, a third daugh- 
ter, Ann, on October 16, 1953. 

To Eleanor Rawson Preston, a daughter, 
Nancy Eileen, on November 14, 1953. 

To Petie Visscher Taft, a third daugh- 
ter, Jane, in April 1953. Petie. wrote to 
Gert Fischer mentioning that Jane arrived 
two days before the New York Lasell 
luncheon and that she had chickenpox along 
with the three children when the fall 
luncheon came. The joys of parenthood! 

Other News: Buck Bishop Richards and 
her husband, Paul, are living in San 
Antonio, Texas. Buck writes that Stevie 
is in the second grade and is 7 years old. 

Ginny Black DeLong is in her own home 
at 349 Mt. Vernon Rd., Snyder, N. Y. 
Ginny says it is a grand feeling. Marianna 
is almost two now, tall blondish with big 
blue eyes. "Our pride and joy!!" 

We have just recently learned that Win- 
ifred Bohaker x-'4l was married in 1942 
to Hugh H. Blackwood. After having 
Lasell, Winifred graduated from the Hy- 
annis Teachers' College. While there she 



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met Hugh who was in the service and sta- 
tioned at Camp Edwards. At present they 
are living at 9373 E. Jefferson Ave., 
Detroit, Mich. 

Peg Card Suydam wrote a grand letter 
last fall. Peg hears from Snake (Kay 
Patton) once in a while. Snake is living 
in Troy, New York. Peg has three sons : 
Nardi, 9; Bryce, 6; and Peter, 3. Two are 
now in school. So far no future Lasellite, 
says Peg. 

Gert Fischer wrote that she and El Pfaff 
got together the weekend of December 8th 
and talked endlessly about their trips to 
Europe and looked at each other's slides. 
In the evening Barbara Schilf '40 joined 
them for dinner. Barbara now has her 
own kennel and is doing an outstanding 
job. 

Mary Haller Stone forwarded a letter 
from her new address, 321 Colorado Drive, 
Erie, Penn. Mary's little girl, Betsy, is 2 
years old and very active. 

Pat Herke Ferguson has changed her ad- 
dress to 406 North State, Ann Arbor, Mich. 

Jan Jansing Sheffer wrote that she had 
been in the hospital before the holidays. 
Hope she is feeling tip top now. Jan also 
savs, "The Sheffers are finally settled in 
suburban Philadelphia and we are very 
happy here. Jack was transferred back to 
the main office in Philly and since we lived 
in nearby Jenkintown before, it was just 
like coming back home again. We live 
only about forty minutes from Yardlev 
where Grace Sheffer Hendrick and Dick 
live, so we see them quite often. 

"May I extend a warm greeting to each 
and every one of you for a healthful and 
happy New Year. I hope that during 1954 
you'll think about Lasell once in a while 
and drop me a card with some news about 
yourself." 

Sally Knight Maison x-'4l has moved 
from Glen Court to 29641 Maison, but is 
still living in St. Clair Shores, Mich. 

Dot Macomber Vannah says: "We are all 
fine. Tom is 4, Gret, 2 years and 4 
months, and we expect another in March. 
Bill travels a lot and it is good to see 
anyone from Lasell who can drop by." 

Lu Lorion DeVries writes, "Our brood 
is fine. All the children are in school 
now and it is so quiet around home." 

Nancy Maguire Mackinnon writes that 
Jean Cooney Leitch is back on Long Island, 
out in Massapequa. Let's hear from you, 
Jean. 

Jay Ransom Goebel's new address is: 
604 South Adams St., Papillion, Neb. She 
wrote, "We were transferred from Dallas 
last February to Omaha where Al is Dis- 
trict Plant Superintendent of Iowa, Nebras- 




Susan Kathleen, daughter of 
llene Derick Whelpley '41 

kn and South Dakota. He has men spread 
throughout the three states, consequently 
much travelling, and distances are so great 
here in the West. We live in a rural 
town about 11 miles from Omaha. The 
children, ages 10, 8 and 4 years, attend a 
consolidated school." 



1942 

Mrs. Vernon F. Cook 
(Mary Hurley), Secretary 

Dunn Garden Aprs., Bldg. B-C, Apt. 2 
281 Hoosick St., Troy, N. Y. 

Anne M. Lynch, Assistant 
1784 Washington St., Auburndale, Mass. 

Born: To Louise Freeman Coombs, a 
daughter, Lesley, on December 31, 1953. 
Louise's son Roland, Jr., is now six years 
old. 

To Virginia Robinson Nast, a daughter, 
Cynthia Merrill, on July 28, 1953. 

To Marjorie Sperl Krummel, a daughter, 
Martha, on November 23, 1953. Their ad- 
dress is: Box 86, Great Notch, N. J. 

New Addresses- Marilyn Crumb Linendall 
(Mrs. Francis P.) has moved to 113 Page 
Ave., Bristol, Conn. The Linendalls have 
three daughters. 

Phyllis Johnson Beach x-'42 lives at 420 
Dean Rd., Waverly, Ohio. 

Ellen Lucey Horsburgh has recently 
moved from Pennsylvania to New Hamp- 
shire. Her address is:R.F.D., Fremont, 
N. H. 

Katharine Nannery Carr has built a new 
home at 2 South Colonial Rd., Wilbra- 
ham, Mass. The Carrs have a little girl 
named Brenda. 



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Priscilla Richardson Morrill x-'42 (Mrs. 
Eugene A.) is now living at 39 Bellevue 
Rd., Swampscott, Mass. 

Gertrude Ruch Kauffman has three chil- 
dren. She has moved to Naval Air Station, 
Seattle 5, Wash. 

Virginia Weeks Hatch has a new ad- 
dress : Medical Nutrition Lab., Fitzsimons 
Army Hospital, Denver, Colo. 



1943 

Mrs. M. F. Stoddard, Jr. 
(Nathalie Monge), Secretary 

28 Juniper Ave., Wakefield, Mass. 

Mrs. Joseph A. Marilley 
(Elizabeth McAvoy), Assistant 

81 Hawaii Ave., N. E., Apt. 202 
Washington, D. C. 

Correction: In the December Leaves, we 
announced the arrival of a fourth child and 
third son to Jean Perry Thompson and her 
husband. It should have read "fourth 
child and second daughter," as the Thomp- 
son's now have two boys and two girls. 

Other News: We have recently learned 
that Elizabeth Ruddle x-'43 was married to 
J. A. Spielman on May 29, 1952. They are 
making their home at 2895 Komaia PL, 
Honolulu, T. H. Mr. Spielman is Assist- 
ant Credit Manager for Lewers and Cooke, 
Ltd., in Honolulu. Their son, Joseph Al- 
bert, was born November 6, 1953. 



1944 

Mrs. Leonard Wolfe, Jr. 
(Jane MehafTey), Secretary 
193 Main St., Lancaster, N. H. 

Mrs. James Stauffer 

(Barbara Coudray), Assistant 

19 Malvern Ave., Richmond 21, Va. 

Reunion: Attention all '44ers ! Make 
your plans now to meet your classmates at 
Lasell on Saturday, June 5th, for our 10th- 
reunion ! More details will be sent to you 
later. 

Born: To Diane Carbulon Poulos, a 
daughter, on October 6, 1953. 

To Barbara Goodwin Flint of Melrose, 
a second child, first daughter, Jill Eliza- 
beth, November 11, 1953. 

To Nancv Smith Hilton, a son, Septem- 
ber 13. 1953. 

To Rosamond Smith Busboom, a daugh- 
ter, November 1953. 



Other News: Joan Mills Barry writes a 
newsy letter telling us, "I'm now living at 
Mt. Kemble Lake, Morristown, N. J., and 
Jim is working for the National Broadcast- 
ing Co., in New York, in T. V. advertising. 
We've been here in Morristown for a year 
and a half and have two sons, Jim, Jr., age 
seven, and Craig, age three. I've been in 
touch with several L. J. C. Class of '44 gals 
— Evelyn Allen Clune is living in Ossin- 
ing, N. Y., and Jim practices dentistry 
there. She has two children, Barbara Jane, 
six-and-a-half, and Jimmy, Jr., three-and-a 
half. 

"Dottie Carll Pickering and Don are liv- 
ing in Princeton, N. J., where Don has his 
dental practice. They have a boy, Donald, 
Jr.. age three, and a little girl, Dottie, age 
nine months. 

"Betsy Maynard Staples is now living in 
Morristown, N. J., in an apartment with 
her two children: Janice and David, age 
six-and-a-half and three-and-a-half, respec- 
tively, while Bill serves a year in Korea as 
a Navy Dentist. We see each other often 
and all of us hope to be at L. J. C. for our 
10th this coming June. The address is: 114 
Franklin St., Bldg. 4, Apt. D-2. 

"Vivian Snow Ohlhorst is living in 
Wappinger Falls, N. Y., and has three chil- 
dren, a boy and two girls, but I've been 
out of touch with her lately. 

"Sue Lange Schuberth lost her husband 
in December '51 and is living in Levittown, 
L. I., N. Y., with her three little boys, six, 
four and three. She has a position and is 
doing nicely. 

"Libby Burpee Crooker is in Maine and 
has three children, a boy and two girls, 
and Jeff Fleer Cooper is in Pennsylvania 
now with Ronny and her two boys, Larry 
and Bill. Barb' Goodwin Flint, Art, little 
Jeff and a new daughter, Till, are living in 
Melrose, Mass., and are fine. 

"I would love to hear some news of sev- 
eral of the class who are not in touch with 
anv of us — June Panetta Bentley, Pat 
Eglv and Janice Root Gathman. No one 
seems to know of their whereabouts. 
Would appreciate anything you know 
about them. 

"Jim and I bought our own home here 
at the lake. It's terrific, we have swimming 
all summer and skating in the winter! 

"See you all in June!" 

New Addresses: Betty Jean Fleer Cooper, 
336 Waugh Ave., New Wilmington, Penn. 

Jean O'Brien Heavey (Mrs. Joseph R.), 
220 Dorchester Ave., Syracuse, N. Y. 

Peggy Revene Winnns (Mrs. B. B.), 5 
Riker Hill Rd., Livingston, N. J. 



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1945 

Mrs. Calvin R. Carver 
(Emma Gilbert), Secretary 

52 Forest Dr., Short Hills Village, 
Springfield, N. J. 

Mrs. Robert Jacobssen 
(Louise Long), Assistant 

7-14 Mansfield Dr., Fair Lawn, N. J. 

Engaged: Marilyn Walker McNie to Wil- 
liam Theophilus Middlebrook of Newton- 
ville, Mass. Mr. Middlebrook graduated 
from the Fessenden School, Phillips Acade- 
my and from Trinity College. He served 
as a lieutenant, USNR, for three-and-a- 
half years during World War II. 

Born: To Isabella McEwen Price, a son, 
Keith Sutherland, on December 26, 1953. 
"Mac" has two other children: Laurie 
Watson, five-and-a-half, and Kirk Spence, 
four. 

To Annette Saacke Cherry, a son, Guy 
William, on November 19, 1952. 

Other News: Irene Evangelisti visited 
Joan Single Wright in Garden City, L. I. 
Irene was home for a short time from San 
Felix, Venezuela. Joan's husband, Sam, is 
a mining engineer for Bethlehem Steel annd 
will be stationed in Venezuela for another 
two years. Irene says Joan has many fas- 
cinating tales to tell. We would all like 
to hear about your life in Venezuela, Joan. 

New Addresses: Joy Cartland Fowler 
x-'45 (Mrs. Norman J., Jr.), 2353 Mitchell 
Blvd., Reese Village, Lubbock, Tex. 

Dorrit Gegan Green (Mrs. Paul E., 
Jr.), 29 Granison Rd., Weston, Mass. 

Elaine Macdonald Aldricb (Mrs. Arthur 
M.), 22 Brantwood Lane, Stamford, Conn. 

June McCleary Neale, 111 Deerfield 
Ave., Waterbury, Conn. 



1946 

Mrs. Payson B. Langley 

(Louise Pool), Secretary 

26 N. Broadway, Red Hook, N. Y. 

Elizabeth M. Kendall, Assistant 
37 West 10th St., New York, N. Y. 

Married: News has reached us of two 
marriages that took place in the past and 
were never reported in the Leaves. Here 
they are ! 

Peggy Harman to Richard G. Salisbury 
on June 14, 1952. Peggy and Dick are 
now living in Drexel Hill, Penn., 2219-B 




Jeffrey (at 6 wks.), son of 
Marjorie Mosher Masch '46 



Steel Rd., Pilgrim Gardens, and they are 
both working. Peggy is secretary to the 
assistant cashier of a local bank and Dick 
is employed as an appraiser with the 
Equitable Life Assurance Society of Phil- 
adelphia. 

Lucille Sahakian to David M. Davies on 
September 13, 1953. Classmates Marcia 
Cressey Haley and Peg Campbell were 
guests at the wedding. Lu has retired from 
her job as a clerk in the routing office of 
American Airlines in Los Angeles where 
she worked a year but has not lost touch 
as husband Dave is a Flight Engineer for 
T. W. A. He is on an international run 
at present so they are living close to Idle- 
wild in Long Beach, L. I., but have hopes 
of going to sunny California again very 
soon. Their present address is: 205 W. 
Broadway, Long Beach, L. I., N. Y. 

Born: To Marjorie Mosher Masch, a son, 
Jeffrey, in October, at Shaker Heights, O. 

To Peggy Needham Ellis a daughter, 
Renee, two weeks after her move to Cody, 
Wyo., in October. 

To Nan Somerville Blowney a third 
daughter, Cynthia Jane, in June. 

Other News: Jean Thiel Weld writes that 
they moved into their new seven-room 
ranch house in N. Caldwell, N. J. (14 
Deer Trail Rd.) in September and, after 
having an apartment, the extra room is 
wonderful. They're in a new woodsy sec- 
tion but are actually only five minutes from 
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New Addresses: Natalie Gordon Bailey 
x-'46 (Mrs. Lincoln C), 171 Oaktree Dr., 
Levittown, Pa. 

Eloise Macintosh Dexter x-'46 (Mrs. 
Roderick M.), 12 Lake Dr., Berwyn, Pa. 

Marjorie Norris Harris (Mrs. Gordon 
W.), 131 Maple St., Wethersfield, Conn. 

1947 

Gloria Sylvia, Secretary 
411 W. 24th St., New York 11, N. Y. 

Mrs. S. G. Brush 
(Lois Kenyon), Assistant 
Woodstock Valley, Conn. 

Born: To Betty Carter Steele, a second 
son, Bradford Carter, on December 17th, 
weighing 7 lbs. Roger was two years old 
a few days after his baby brother arrived. 
To Lois Kenyon Brush, a second child, 
first son, George Gould, on November 
23rd, weighing 7 lbs. 15 oz. Wendy will 
be four years old next month (Feb. '54). 

Other News: The rest of this column 
contains the contents of three wonderful, 
newsy letters. One was from Betty Brady 
Hickey. The Hickeys live in Ardsley, 
N. Y., at 102 Huntley Drive, where they 
have a little dream house which Brady says 
seems really little now that they have 
three children. Debbie was four last Au- 
gust and Kathy will be three in June. 
Young Laurance James III was born last 
September 28th. Brady reports that at the 
rate Jimmy is growing he'll be a six-footer 
at least. Where she finds the time I don't 
know, but Brady is active in the Junior 
Auxiliary of the White Plains Hospital 
where she often sees Joan Sloat Hoskins 
who is president of the group. Jeanne 
Dillon is living in Holyoke with her 
mother and keeping busy with many things. 
Betty also reminded me that Betty Mac- 
Neil Lentini's little girl, Nina, will be a 
year old this month, and that Mary Kinney 
O'Connell's first wedding anniversary was 
last month. 

Another letter was from Sybil Dunn 
Stevens at 113 Randall Circle, Williams- 
port, Penn. She was excited, of course, 
about Jonathan's (who will be two next 
June) baby sister, Inda Kristan, born Sep- 
tember 15th. Syb wrote that she and Steve 
like the country where they are now very 
much, and they may settle there when Steve 
is ready to set up his practice. She re- 
ported, too, that Doris Wemmel Still and 
husband Ken have just bought a home in 
Tappan, N. Y., and they have a little girl, 
Donna, aged two. 

Mollie Kendrick also wrote saying that 



she has been Mrs. Ralph W. Pike since 
May 24, 1952. Marie Chase was her maid 
of honor, and Corky Bergen Higgins and 
Betty Williams McGowan were among the 
bridesmaids. Mollie's husband was a Staff 
Sgt. in the Air Force and, at the time she 
wrote, they were living in Wareham, Mass. 
They had also lived in Biloxi, Miss., and 
Manchester, N. H. Wherever they went, 
Mollie usually took up her nursing career 
and while at Wareham she headed the 
nursery of the local hospital. As of this 
month (Jan.), the Pikes are civilians again, 
and Ralph is returning to his work with 
the Atlantic Gelatin Co. in Woburn, Mass. 
Mollie wrote that she and Corky get to- 
gether often. Corky has two children, a 
boy two years old and a girl four months. 
(This was written in November.) At that 
time, too, Betty Ann had a baby daughter 
six months old. Marie Chase is Assistant 
Manager of the Hotel Ansonia in New 
York, and doing very well. Several of my 
friends and associates in music live there, 
and maybe one of these days I'll have a 
chance to look Marie up, or perhaps just 
meet by chance. Even in a city the size 
of New York, this very often happens. 

Many thanks to Mollie, Brady and Syb, 
and need I add that I wish more of you 
would follow their good example and let 
me know the who, how, what, when and 
where of your lives as well as those of 
your less-ambitious friends ! Please do 
write to either me or Lois and help us pass 
the news along. 

Of the addresses which were requested, 
I am able to print only three at this time. 
They are : 

Beverley Barnes, B-296 Larmiami St., 
Miami, Fla. 

Marion "Mike" Gill Smitherman, 4833 
Camellia Lane, Shreveport, La. 

Janet Weldon Lynch, 630 S. E. Avenue, 
Oak Park, 111. 

Can anyone help us find some of these 
folks? Ann Alger, Peggy Brion, Terry 
Clarke Paterson, Rose Cote Butler, Char- 
lotte Devereux, Margaret Emmerling, Char- 
lotte Fletcher Barton, Betsey Frew, Mari- 
lyn Heller, Dottie Hinchliffe Camire, etc. 
etc. The list Roes on and on, but space 
limits the listing. 

On November 8th, Jackie Pettine Brett 
called at Lasell with her parents and small 
son, from Bristol, Conn., and took a look 
at the new dorm, Woodland. 

The Alumnae Office also would like to 
tell you something of the accomplishments 
of your class secretary, Gloria Sylvia dur- 
ing the past six months. She has been 
doing much professional work of some 
variety with recitals in New York, New 



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Jersey, Ohio and Connecticut, this last 
state including a program at her second 
Alma Mater, Connecticut College for 
Women in New London. She is soloist at 
a temple in Newark and at a Presbyterian 
Church in Brooklyn. She sang with Thom- 
as Scherman and his orchestra in the pre- 
sentation of Berlioz's L'enfance du Christ 
in Carnegie Hall just before Christmas, 
and that number was also recorded for 
Columbia. She has sung twice with the 
American Chamber Opera Society in Town 
Hall and has two more dates with them, 
and she has just finished the first of four 
Town Hall concerts with Margaret Hillis 
and her Concert Choir and orchestra. 
Gloria says, "This last was especially ex- 
citing, for it marked my solo debut in 
Town Hall. It was an all-Stravinsky pro- 
gram and I was understudying the mezzo 
role, and on short notice stepped in and 
took the part myself. An exciting and 
rewarding experience to say the least." 
Congratulations and good luck to you in 
the future, Gloria ! 



1948 

Beryl N. Groff, Secretary 
24 Atwood St., Wellesley, Mass. 

Miriam Day, Assistant 
23 Woodhaven Rd., Waban, Mass. 

We are sorry to learn the sad news of 
the death of Joan Scott Wilcox on Janu- 
ary 5th. We shall cherish the memory of 
our association with her at Lasell and ex- 
tend our deepest sympathy to her family. 

Engaged: Barbara Palmer to Jack C. 
Davis, Jr., of Atlanta, Ga. Mr. Davis 

served with the Air Force and is attending 
Babson Institute. 

Married: Hazel Comeau to John Bernard 
Hicks on December 31, 1949. The 
Hickses have a daughter, Brenda, born 
August 14, 1952. 

Mary Detwiler to I. Austin Fides, on 
December 19, 1953, Doylestown, Penn. 

Barbara Foye x-'48 to Arthur Galusha. 

Betty Scott to Lieutenant Roland Swift 
of Lincoln, Mass., on April 11, 1953, in 
Bloomfield, N. J. The Swifts are living at 
145-C Pritchard PL, Fort Knox, Ky. 

Born: To Betty Bolster Schwartz, a son, 
Jay Martin, August 28, 1953. Last No- 
vember 15th Betty's baby was christened 
and Chris Laaby Wellemeyer was God- 
mother. 

To Sally Bolster Studley, a daughter, 
Mary Jane, on October 6, 1951. They are 



living at: 7 Ferndale Rd., Natick, Mass. 

To Noreen Buckley Lateyre x-'48, a son, 
George Charles, November 17, Noreen's 
third child. Her address is: 45 Egret St., 
New Orleans, La. 

To Elaine Burrell King, a son, Kenneth 
Everett, Jr., 7 lbs. 9 oz., on December 29, 
1953. Elaine is president of the Cleveland 
Lasell Club. 

To Florence Keeney Havens, a son, 
Richard Everett, 7 lbs. 10 oz., November 
13, 1953. 

To Lois McLucas Martin, a daughter, 
Patricia Jean, October 22, 1953, a second 
child. 

To Martha Moyer Anson, a daughter, 
Katherine Elizabeth, 9 lbs. 3 oz., 21 inches, 
on December 7, 1953. Marty writes that 
she has seen Dottie Hayes who also is in 
California, working for the Red Cross at 
Camp Stoneham (close to San Francisco) 
and plans to be married in the spring to a 
Californian. The Ansons like it so much 
out there they hope to stay permanently. 

To Norma Noyes Bouchard, a brown- 
eyed son, Kent Alan, May 29, 1953. The 
Bouchards have been having fun decora- 
ting their new apartment — all modern 
furnishings. Their address is: 2162 C 
Eastern Pky., Schenectady, N. Y. 

To Priscilla Otto Merrill x-'48, a son, 
Henry, III, October 4, 1951. The Mer- 
rills' address is: 221 Boston Post Rd., 
Weston, Mass. 

To Jeanne Williams Walz, a third child, 
a son, Jonathan Alan, in October. 

Other News: December 29th was the date 
for an on-the-spur reunion at Frieda Alex- 
ander's home in Cambridge for some '48ers 
— Dorothy Azadian McKinnon, Veronica 
Aslanian x-'48, Hazel Comeau Hicks, Mim 
Dav and Kathrine Aslanian '51. The gals 
talked over old times — and present. Last 
Labor Day, Frieda, Veronica, and Kath- 
rine spent the weekend camping out, up in 
the White Mountains. Reports are that, 
though it poured rain some of the time, 
the gals were comfortable in their tents. 

Jane Anderson writes while visiting 
Nancy Pettersen Miller, and confesses, 
"We're ashamed to say that it has been 
so long since we've given any news to the 
Leaves that we don't know where to 
start." We're glad to hear from you both 
now, anyway ! Nancy has two children, 
Arthur, Jr. (born in England) and Leslie 
Ann. As of last summer, the Millers have 
had their own home: 210 Wood Hampton 
Dr., White Plains, N. Y. 

Jane became engaged to George Cal- 
houn, of Florence, Colo., in May, 1952. 
The wedding is scheduled for sometime in 
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Point. Nancy will be Matron-of-Honor, 
and Elsa Koehler Edwards '49 will be one 
of Jane's bridesmaids. Their address will 
then be Ft. Benning, Ga., for a while as 
George plans an Army career for himself. 

Christena Bilakos is a Supervisor Teach- 
er at the University of Michigan, Hospital 
School, Ann Arbor. Her address is: 812 
E. Ann St., Ann Arbor. Chris spent last 
summer doing graduate work at the Uni- 
versity of Denver where she reports the 
weather is "ideal." 

Janet Brooks looks forward to taking a 
trip next summer through the Scandinavian 
countries. 

The classmates of Rose Marie Carbone 
Antonelli will be interested in the follow- 
ing article, titled "Braves' Contest Started 
Romance," which appeared on the sport 
page of the Boston Traveler on January 
12. 1954: "Pretty, dark-eyed Mrs. Johnny 
Antonelli smilingly ventured it might have 
been her mother s cooking that intrigued 
the Braves' $65,000 bonus pitcher into visit- 
ing her home in Medford. 

"Johnny, who entered their new home in 
Lexington in time to hear the statement, 
denied it vigorously. 

"Johnny admits only that it was one in 
a series of lucky breaks for him. 

"The year 1948 was a banner one for 
John Augustus Antonelli of Rochester. It 
was also the year his wife, the former Rose 
Marie Carbone of Medford, was graduated 
from Lasell Junior College and went to 
work at Harvard in the Registration 
Office. 

' 'Mom and Dad had won the contest 
the Braves held in 1948,' she disclosed, 
'that gave them a two-weeks vacation trip 
to Bradenton, Fla. It was Johnny's first 
trip to a big league training camp. 

' 'There my folks met Johnny and his 
Dad. Mom and Dad extended an invita- 
tion to visit when the club came north. 

' 'Frankly, I didn't know the first thing 
about baseball. Mom and Dad, however, 
were full-fledged fans. 

' 'Johnny came over one Sunday eve- 
ning with his Dad. He was so shy, he 
hardly looked at me. But he did seem to 
enjoy mother's cooking. In fact, when she 
invited him to call a week later he did. 
After that it was a steady thing.' 

"However, Rose Marie didn't see her 
first big league game until a month later. 
It was all very new to Rose Marie, but it 
didn't take her long to become a fan. 

"That Johnny made good progress, both 
at Braves Field and Medford, was re- 
vealed when Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Car- 
bone of Medford announced the engage- 
ment of their daughter, Rose Marie, to 



John A. Antonelli on Valentine's Day, Feb. 
14, 1951. 

"They were married October 6, at St. 
Francis of Assisi Church, Medford. 

"The young couple now have a daugh- 
ter, Lisa, nearly four months old." 

The article was accompanied by a pic- 
ture of Rose Marie and her lovely little 
daughter. We hope to have a picture for 
the Leaves very soon. We will be watch- 
ing for big news of Johnny this season. 

Ann Chapman plans to be married next 
April to Russell Brine, now stationed 
with the Navy in Norfolk, Va. 

Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands 
proved to be mighty interesting to Linn 
Kneller and Berry Groff. They saw and 
did just about everything they could in 
two weeks' time — even went to a Coffee 
Festival in the Puerto Rican "jungle." 
They enjoyed the music down there too, 
and found the hotel life to be "out of this 
world." 

Bobbie Davis Whipple sends Christmas 
greetings and says how nice it is to see 
the '48ers living in and near New York. 

Florence Domenichella is doing adver- 
tising background work for a photographer 
in New York. 

Paula Drake has come back to New 
England — is teaching at the Foxhollow 
School in Lenox, Mass., in charge of all 
sports for grades 8 through 12. Record 
has it that her varsity hockey team de- 
feated four teams at the Mohawk Hockey 
Play Day in Albany last season, and six of 
her girls made the All-Star First and Re- 
serve Teams. Paula has been teaching 
soccer and basketball, too, and in the 
spring she hopes to introduce lacrosse, a 
game somewhat like hockey — but better. 

Mike Hires is displaying her talents 
again. Her Christmas card showed a pen- 
and-ink sketch of a burning candle. Very 
effective, Mike. 

Pat Kirby Poitras has two daughters, 
Donna Mae and Lee Anne (born in 
Hawaii). She writes, "We've been one 
quarter of the way around the world — 
from Hawaii to London. Have lived all 
up and down the East Coast — from Maine 
to Florida — and while in England we 
visited France, Paris, the Riviera and Scot- 
land. Now we're going to Norfolk, Va., 
where Bob's ship is in port. He leaves for 
an around-the-world trip in February, and 
I intend to stay on at Norfolk for the 
seven months until his return." 

Carol Kronenberg Stone and her hus- 
band, Clement, plan to return to the States 
in late January on the SS United States. 
Carol and Clem have been to France, 
Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Holland and 



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London during their stay overseas. It all 
came about through Clem having ex- 
changed teaching appointments with a doc- 
tor from Medical School in Scotland. They 
also exchanged cars and apartments. That's 
"opportunity!' Carol has been working 
part-time at the Royal Infirmary, and has 
gone to Scottish Country Dancing Classes. 

Christine Laaby Wellemeyer brings me 
up-to-date on her activities during the past 
three years. In the fall of '51 she joined 
the Waves, was in for a little more than a 
year, working mostly in the Medical De- 
partment as Corps Wave. She was mar- 
ried November 28, 1952, "in a strictly 
Naval fashion." Her husband, Reibart, is 
from Lompoc, California (near Santa Bar- 
bara), and through the first seven months 
of '53 she lived out there with his folks. 
Reibart at that time was in Korea. After 
he returned, they lived in Norfolk, Va., 
and until his enlistment is up in '55, Chris 
will be living at home in Belmont, Mass. 

A post card with a late September dating 
from Rome was received from Rosada 
Marston who wrote, "You never know 
what you will see on the streets one day 
in one country — and a complete contrast 
the next day in another country." Rosada 
traveled by car through Germany, Austria, 
Italy, and Switzerland while overseas. In 
a letter which came after she had returned, 
she went on to say how surprised she was 
to have found so many American girls 
over there who had gone as tourists — liked 
it — and found jobs with Army, Air Corps, 
and Embassies. 

Nancy O'Rourke is a faithful correspond- 
ent from Washington, D. C. She is still 
"enjoying every minute" working for Sen- 
ator Saltonstall at this time. 

New Addresses: Therese Duesberg Mathy- 
sen x-'48, who has been living on the River- 
way in Boston, has returned to Belgium. 
Her address is: 25 Delleur Ave., Botts- 
forth, Brussels, Belgium. 

Barbara Jewell Allen is now living at: 
21 Arrowhead Rd., Glastonbury, Conn. 

Jerry King Bemis x-'48 is living at: 1393 
Whipple Rd., Tewksbury, Mass., as of last 
fall when the Bemises bought their own 
home. At this writing their spring plans 
include doing their own insulation work. 
They have over an acre of pine trees and 
are thoroughly enjoying their country lo- 
cation. 

Irma Lipsitt Wolfe is now living at 2201 
Maple Ave., Evanston, 111. See photo of 
Irma and her two children. She writes, 
"I enjoy the Leaves so much and think of 
everyone often." This is the feeling of 
many classmates, so keep writing us — all 
of you — so we can all keep posted through 
the Leaves ! ! 



Marcella Malizia Wheatley (Mrs. Frank) 
is living at 1596 Unionport Rd., Bronx 62, 
N. Y. She writes, "Am working for the 
Reuben H. Donnelley Co. They put out 
the Classified Directory for all telephone 
books. I work in one of the offices here in 
the Bronx." 

Tee Rae Melton Dismukes' address is: 
4196 Parkridge Dr., Chamb'lee, Ga. They 
have a new home as of January first. 

Muriel Morris Stephens' address is Apt. 
V7-3, Baldwin Manor, Aberdeen, Md. 
Muriel's husband is stationed at the Prov- 
ing Ground, doing design work with the 
Human Engineering Laboratory, and Mur- 
iel has been working there in the Paint and 
Chemical Laboratory Office. 

Nancy Ramsay Alvey lives at 12013 
Kirton Ave., Cleveland 11, O. The Alveys 
enjoyed the Christmas season in their new 
five-room bungalow home of which they 
are very proud. 

Gloria Wurth Harrison has moved to 
New Providence Ave., Summit, N. J. 



1949 

Mrs. Richard K. Donahue 

(Nancy Lawson), Secretary 

444 Andover St., Lowell, Mass. 




Irma Lipsitt Wolfe '48 and 
children Ann and Stephen 



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Reunion: Attention all 49ers ! Make 
your plans now to meet your classmates at 
Lasell on Saturday, June 5th, for our 5th 
reunion ! More details will be sent to you 
later. 

Correction: Please note that the number 
of Straw Lawson Donahue should be 444 
(not 414 as printed in the December 
Leaves) on Andover St., Lowell, Mass. 

Special Note: We hope everyone had a 
wonderful Christmas and have already 
started having a happy, promising New 
Year. 

It is indeed regrettable that with each 
issue the news of our class gets 
smaller and smaller. If you like to read 
all about the '49 gang, why don't you send 
a post card so they can hear about you? 
That's the only way this little column can 
survive ! 

As you see above, the BIG NEWS is our 
wonderful, surprising, terrific 5th reunion ! 
Can you believe it? How those years 
have flown ! ! See you ! 

Married: Eleanor B. Ritchie to Martius L. 
Elmore. They are making their home at 
77 Chittenden St., Columbus, O. 

Born: To Katherine Babcock Hansen, a 
son, September 1, 1953. Katherine and 




Marjorie Boynton Anderson '49 
and son Theodore Ray 



Allen live at 737 Brooke Rd., North Hills, 
Glenside, Pa. 

To Marjorie Boynton Anderson, a son, 
Theodore Raymond, on June 27, 1953. The 
Andersons now li\e at 10 Knollwood Rd., 
Morristown, N. J. This is a new home 
they moved into last summer and they 
like it very much. 

To Pat Lane Harlow, another son in 
October! Congratulations, Pat. The Har- 
lows are also building a new home and 
it sounds fabulous ! It is going to be built 
on several different levels and will be 
somewhere in Teaneck, N. J. What wealthy 
classmates ! 

Other News: Janet Cartier Tomasello 

x-'49 now has a son, Paul, who is about 

two years old, and a daughter nine 
months old. 

Pauli Donaldson Converse and husband, 
Mack, are back from Germany and they're 
living at Farrants Point, Newport, Vt. 
They have bought a little house, two 
bedrooms, living room, kitchen, bath and 
sunroom overlooking a beautiful lake. 
They are hoping they 11 have to add more 
bedrooms very soon ! 

Mary Ellen (Pete) Fiske Brubaker and 
husband, Carl, had a wonderful vacation 
in Europe this fall but we haven't any de- 
tails as yet. They are back in Michigan, 
living at 705 Cherry Lane, Apt. 108, East 
Lansing, Mich. 

Nat Hall writes, "I graduated from 
training school after four weeks in Kansas 
City, Mo., on Nov. 13th and was sent to 
Chicago along with four other girls from 
my class. (Had hoped to get to Boston, 
but no such luck.) Since then we have 
moved three times and will be moving 
again January 7th. I really love the work 
but wish I was living at home.'' A note 
from Gini Hall Anderson '48 to Straw 
gives a few more details: "Just a line to 
bring you up to date on Nat's activities. 
She's been so busy that she hasn't had time 
to write. Right now Nat has a fabulous 
apartment (by the sound — and the rent!) 
but she and her roommates expect to move 
after the first of January. She is rooming 
with four other girls (all hostesses) but 
the expense is too much. No wonder — they 
have maid service! Life in her apartment 
is really amazing. It seems they come and 
go at all hours of the day and night, 
and eat, sleep and converse at any and 
all hours. They are on reserve lists to be 
called for flights at any time; consequently, 
have to report their whereabouts at all 
times. Presently, Nat and one of her room- 
mates have a selling job at Marshall 
Fields, where they can work whenever 
they are off duty (for three hours or more) 
Nat has had occasion to meet a fellow 



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Susan Joyce (9 mos.), 

daughter of 

Janice Wilder Davidson '49 



with whom she dates a little, but it sounds 
as though he is having a hard time keep- 
ing up with the life of a hostess. Nat 
was called from work at Marshall Fields 
one day to report for a flight. Before she 
left the airport she had a telephone call 
from this aforementioned fellow. He 
wanted to meet her at the airport when she 
returned from l.er flight to N. Y. Poor 
guy, she wasn't getting back to Chicago 
until 3:00 A. M. He gave up! On her 
flight she met Louie Armstrong's wife 
and Mauieen O'Sullivan; Donald O'Connor 
was scheduled for the flight but didn't 
show up; and on her return she had two 
stretcher cases. She's flown to Los An- 
geles, Kansas City, Washington, D. C, 
Philadelphia and New York that we know 
of, and has had the usual tales of 'Goofus' 
to report. Outside of having a flood in 
her apartment, being called for a flight 
with her only uniform at the cleaners, cry- 
ing on her boss' shoulder when she men- 
tioned the word 'home,' writing her sen- 
timental letters — 'I miss you' (over and 
over again), — giving her dates the usual 
brush-off after one evening out, being con- 
sistently broke, and having acquired a 
fondness for bologna (out of necessity), it 
looks as though Nat has finally pulled 
through." Much to Nat's delight and 
needless to say her family's delight, she 
arrived home in time for Christmas and 
five days' vacation. Happy flying, Nat! 

Normal living is back with Ann Hollett 
Munro and Neil as he has been separated 
from the service and they have bought a 
little house in Levittown. The address is 



84 Sixth St., Garden City, L. L, N. Y. 
Neil is back at his old job and studying 
nights at Columbia. 

Joan Pauling Smith has a new address: 
25 Porter St., Wenham, Mass. Husband, 
Donald, is now working for an electronics 
company in Lowell but I guess they can't 
bear to leave Wenham so he is a com- 
muter. While Joan and "Stogie" were get- 
ting started, Joan really accomplished 
amazing feats. She not only took care 
of house, husband, child, and dog but to 
make ends meet more easily held down a 
job at a factory in the evening while 
"Stogie" took over at home. Then she 
was up at some horrible hour such as four 
or five to get husband off to first one job 
and then another in the late afternoon. 
How she stood it I can't imagine! I call 
that real drive and "sticktuitiveness." 

Joan "Rosic" Phclan is still enioying her 
work as a technician at the Peabody Hos- 
pital, Peabody, Mass. And she surely can 
tell some interesting, but gruesome, stories ! 

These "service" families are impossible 
to keep up with but Pauli Quilty Con- 
nelly and family are now in South Caro- 
lina. Her address is 1st Battalion, MCRD, 
Parris Island, S. C. Had lunch with 
"Quilt" when she was "up north" on fur- 
lough. She sure doesn't look like the 
mother of a bouncing son — she could star 
in any fashion show! She doesn't mind 
"camp-following," but will be happy to 
settle down to normal living in another 
year and a half. 

Jan Wilder Davidson (Mrs. Robert) is 
busy being a homemaker, like most of the 
'49ers, and is happy as a clam except for 
one little cloud — her husband is in Korea. 
I can see why she is so happy — that baby 
is beautiful! Her address is Box 237, Col- 
linsville, Conn. 

We had a wonderful letter from Elaine 
Zoda Danco who has spent most of her 
two married years moving. She is now 
"stationed" at 32 UnderclifT Terrace, W. 
Orange, N. J. Her husband, Pete, is in 
the Army stationed at the Army Chemical 
Center in Maryland. They are now the 
proud parents, as of last June 12th, of a 
big, bouncing boy, Tommy. She also stated 
that of the two years they've been married, 
she and her husband have been separated 
(by Uncle Sam) for a year and a half! 
How miserable ! ! But in April they'll 
start "living" as Pete is being discharged. 
Thanks loads, Zoda, for the grand letter! 

New Addresses: Carol Wass Cox (Mrs. 
Donald H.), 97 Woodcock Lane, Levit- 
town, L. I., N. Y. ): 

Virginia Woodman Cordes (Mrs. CTiarles 
F.), Apt. 2-A, Ivy Hill Apts., 25 Manor 
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1950 

Sally C. Hughes, Secretary 
102 Cabot St., Newton 58, Mass. 

Lillian I. Reese, Assistant 
46 Rawson Rd., Arlington 74, Mass. 

Engaged: Deborah Brush x-'50 of Newton 
Centre to David Morse of Cranston, R. I. 
Deborah and David both graduated from 
Colby College in the class of 1952. Deb- 
orah is now attending Simmons College of 
Social Work. David is in his second year 
at Tufts Medical School. 

Marjorie Clark of Belmont, Mass., to 
Arthur L. Rockwell of Watertown, Mass. 
Marjorie is a graduate of the Forsyth 
School for Dental Hygienists. Arthur is a 
graduate of Burdett College of Business 
Administration and from the New England 
Institute of Sanitary Science. 

Nancy Ann Coggeshall to Francis W. 
Foose of Finesville, N. J., on December 
12th. Nancy is employed in the Adver- 
tising Department of the Marlow Pump 
Co. of Ridgewood, N. J. Mr. Foose is a 
graduate of Rutgers LTniversity, Class of 
1949, where he was a member of Chi Psi 
fraternity. He served in the U. S. Army 
for two years, with nine months' overseas 
duty, and now is on the sales force of 
Riegel Textile Corporation in New York. 
A spring wedding is planned. 

Nancy Pryor of Marblehead, Mass., to 
A/IC Charles Randall Baker, USAF, also 
of Marblehead. Randy, who attended De- 
fiance College, Defiance, O., and Boston 
University, recently returned from a year 
of duty in Korea. A January 1954 wed- 
ding is planned. 

Edith M. Silbert x-'50 to Stuart A. 
Thompson of Bermuda. Stu is a Canadian 
and he and Dee Dee intend to honeymoon 
there after their marriage, planned for 
February 20th. and then make their home 
in Bermuda. Dee Dee met her fiance in 
Bermuda last March when she and Joanne 
Ziegler '51 were vacationing. To catch up 
a little on Dee Dee since she left Lasell 
— she worked in Tepper's Department 
Store in Plainfield, N. J., and from there 
went to the Powers School in New York . 
for ii few courses. Next she worked in 
her Dad's office for a short time and then 
got a job at Orthopharmaceutical Corpora- 
tion in Raritan, N. J., where at present she 
is private secretary to the Assistant Sales 
Manager. 

Married: Dianne N. Birch to Arthur J. 
Dorley, Jr., of Boston and North Sutton, 
in New London, N. H. Regina Kempton 
Reynolds x-'50 of Phippsburgh, Me., was 
matron of honor. 

Mary Claire Dodge to Alan Thomas 




Bruce, Jr. (10 mos.), son of 
Malu Leighton Bayne '50 

Davis, on October 24th in the First Pres- 
byterian Church in Sparta, N. J. 

Pat Graham to Stewart E. Gordon. Jr., 
on November 7, 1953. They are living in 
Norfolk, Va. 

Sally Griffith to Richard E. Matkews r 
Jr., on August 8, 1953, in Scranton, Penn. 

Diane E. Krause to Frank T. Sherman. 

Shirley M. Moulton to Frank A. DeVore, 
Jr., in August of 1952. The DeVores' 
address is 276 Rockingstone Ave.. Larch- 
mont, N. Y. Shirley's sister, Carol, is a 
freshman at Lasell this year. 

Jean Ostrander to Edward Lowman, on 
May 24, 1953. They honeymooned in Key 
West and New Orleans and then came back 
home to 3 Morris St., Freeport, L. I., N. Y., 
where they bought a lovely little house. 
Ed is Vice-President of a manufacturing 
company in Freeport. Jean says she at- 
tended Sally Griffith's wedding where she 
saw Phyl Farr Blanton and her husband, 
who had pictures of their baby. She also 
had a letter from Di Krause Sherman, who 
is living in Maryland. 

Gloria Warner to Allen Farrell. on 
November 21, 1953. 

Born: To Ann Holaday Vincent, a daugh- 
ter. Deborah Ann. on October 10. 1953. 
Ann writes, "We have just moved from 
Pittsburgh to a Philadelphia suburb. Don 
has been working for Westinghouse since 
graduating from Harvard Business School 
in Tune. Donnie, Jr., is now 1 l/> years." 

To Malu Leighton Bayne, a son, Bruce, 
Jr.. February 7, 1953, weighing 6 lbs. 14 
02. Malu says they call him "Binky" to 
avoid all confusion. She reports he is ;i 
good bov and has brought them a great 
deal of happiness. 

To Marylin Sargent Bab'ineau, a daugh- 



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ter, Mary Jane, on Aug. 29, 1953. The 
Babineaus' address is now 16 Broadway. 
Arlington, Mass. 

Other News: In October, Marilyn Bart- 
lett wrote that she tired of the banking 
business in Haverhill and got a job with 
Capital Airlines during the summer, first 
in Washington and then in Buffalo, N. Y. 
Feeling the old ski bug as the snow season 
nears, she says she's drawn to New England 
and plans to get a job in Boston in 
December. 

There's a race on ! — and it's between 
Naomi Cox and Mary Gamble to see who 
can travel the most in the shortest period 
of time. Right now Naomi is in Califor- 
nia again where she's been since Novem- 
ber. This time she decided to really see 
the country so she went by bus. One of 
her most exciting stops was at Las Vegas, 
Nevada, where she mingled with gamblers 
and tourists galore. She arrived in Ber- 
keley, Calif., in approximately five days 
where she lived with friends of hers from 
Belmont, Mass. Naomi visited San Fran- 
cisco while there and was delighted to see 
the famous cable cars with people hanging 
on both sides and "when the car has to 
turn around, everyone gets out and pushes 
it around themselves." Naomi spent the 
Christmas holidays with her sister in 
Granada Hills, Calif., and was fortunate 
enough to see the famous Rose Bowl 
Parade. Sally Hughes and her family were 
thrilled when thoughtful Naomi captured 
a rose from one of the floats and sent it 
along to them and it was still fresh! 

A stranger to Boston of late has been 
Eileen Duffy, who says she's made several 
trips on paper but has never quite gotten 
here. "Duff" is now working for Lord & 
Tavlor in New York and loves it. 

Phyl Farr Blanton and husband are liv- 
ing in Elkton, Md., R. D. #2, and Phyl 
keeps busy with their daughter, Linda Lee, 
who's "worth every minute of it." Phyl 
savs, "Jim is finally out of the Navy — - 
Allah be praised," and they intend to make 
their permanent home in Maryland. 

Just to prove that Mary Gamble is still 
her carefree, happy-go-lucky self, your re- 
porters received a note in December '53 
which she had written a year previous. 
Well, gals, at least she writes ! In the 
year-old letter, Mary had returned from 
Europe where she saw twelve countries, an 
exciting bull fight in Madrid, the Pope in 
Rome, and also got into the Russian Sector 
of Berlin which proved quite an experience. 
Old "Casey Crime Photographer" Gamble 
even took pictures of Stalin's portrait on 
the walls of buildings and other such 
Russian propaganda. Mary avoided seasick- 
ness coming home on the ship by taking a 
whole bottle of seasick pills and caught 





George C. IV (5 mos.), son of 
Helen Spackman Wilson '50 

cold on deck instead ! On a Christmas 
card to Lil, Mary said she hopes to tour 
down to Florida next to see Sally Smith. 
Mary is working at The Northrop Col- 
legiate School in Minneapolis. 

Clare Gammons is teaching in Boston 
and her address at home is 4 Louisburg 
Square, Boston. 

Nat Malin Hart and hubby, Johnny, are 
living in the suburbs of Norfolk at Rt. 2, 
Box 52, Norfolk, Va. Johnny is County 
Agent for Princess Ann County. Nat wrote 
in November that they were in the process 
of buying a five-room brick ranch home 
with two baths, double garage, and a lot 
of land. She reports they now have two 
children, Kathy, 2, and Steve, 10 months. 
Both are the picture of Johnny, according 
to Nat, even with blond curly hair. "Kathy 
is a typical two-year-old and into every- 
thing and Steve has started to walk a little 
bit so I really have to be on my toes to 
keep up with them." Nat says she thinks 
about everyone at Lasell often and hopes 
to make our big Fifth Reunion in '55. 

Bunny Judd Hayes and Dr. David have 
moved to 15-D Hunt Walk, Bldg. 4, Foster 
Village, Bergenfield, N. J. Bunny prom- 
ises to write more when she is settled. 

Barbara McCooe Robbins and husband, 
Ed, are living at 1287 West 69th St., Cleve- 
land, Ohio. They had been in Germany in 
Frankfort until they arrived in this coun- 
try August 18th. 

Christine Mills Carlson x-'50 (Mrs. V. 
J.) lives at 21 Car ley St., Shelton, Conn. 



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Jo Secor Rier says their new son, Ricky, 
is a doll but says tney may be a little prej- 
udiced. Their older son, David, is "ador- 
able with the baby and helps(??) me feed 
him, bathe him, etc. It takes me about 
three times as long to do something as 1 
could do it alone." 

Gloria Segal Davis says, "It is hard to 
believe our daughter, Shaari, is a year old 
and starting to walk all over the place by 
herself." Gloria, Frank, and Shaari were 
up in West Dennis on the Cape this past 
summer for their vacation. 

"Honey" Spackman Wilson writes that 
has flown very fast since graduation. "To 
bring you up-to-date briefly, married on 
June 21, 1952, had a baby boy April 22, 
19*33, we designed and built a new home 
during the spring of '53 and moved in in 
the fall of '53. My husband is President 
of the Wilson Chemical Co. He also 
opened two years ago (the month before 
we were married) 'The Dairy Dip,' a 
frozen custard business, and this spring 
added a baseball pitching machine, so you 
can see how busy we are from April till 
October. We do a great deal of the work 
ourselves, although there are four people 
working for us. During the 17th-23rd of 
January my husband will be taking a spe- 
cial business course at Harvard offered by 
The Young Presidents' Organization', and 
the last of February and early part of March 
we will be in Florida at a Y.P.O. con- 
vention. Life is very, very exciting and 
happy for me. and my retailing at Lasell 
has come in very handy in both the custard 
business and the chemical company, which 
is a mail order business." 

We have a lot of catching up to do on 
Sally Starck Haven and Doug. Doug has 
been out of the Air Force since August, 
Sallv has left M.I.T., and they are both in 
Wilmington, Del., where Doug is work- 
ing toward a sales position in the Poly- 
chemicals Department of the Dupont Co. 
They are very happy down there and Sally 
says that B. F. Jones' husband (will some- 
one please notify the Alumnae Office who 
her husband is?) works in personnel there 
and they look forward to meeting him. 
Sal got the mumps almost immediately, 
upon landing in Wilmington. "What a 
fine welcome, I must say!" Sally herself 
now has a job at Dupont as secretary to 
the Export Manager of the Pigments Dept. 
"Wilmington is nothing like New England 
but we are enjoying it very much. The 
people are very friendly, and we have been 
nn to Drexel Hill, Pa., to visit Carol Haye 
Deal and Vaughn quite a bit. They have 
a darling little girl, Debbie, who looks 
like Vaughn, and they also have a very 
attractive apartment. Come to find out. 



Anne Pomeroy Bailey is living in the same 
apartment village with her Ted and we all 
hope to get together sometime soon." 
Sally says she sees and hears from Jane- 
Abels Eshbaugh and Bill, and that Bill is 
coming along fine after an ulcer opera- 
tion. Doug and Sally are Godparents to 
Geoff Eshbaugh, and say he looks exactly 
like Bill and they think he's just about 
perfect. Sally has kept up with her music 
and recently joined a church choir and the 
Capella Club, a music society choral 
group. "The director reminds me of Mr. 
Dunham and for a while I felt nostalgic' 
She looks forward to joining the famed 
Dupont Chorus in the Spring. 

On New Year's Day, Carmen Welch had 
an Open House for some of her friends. 
Found sipping eggnog were Helen Wether- 
bee, Barb Chace Parkins and husband Bill, 
Mary Ann Sylvester, Janice Halligan, Har- 
riet Schwarz '51 and fiance Bill, and Sally 
Hughes and fiance Bob. 

We'd love some pictures, news, engage- 
ments, etc. Remember it's fun to read 
about someone else, but someone else 
would love to read about you. Send along 
your news to both Sally and Lil. 



1951 

Barbara K. Adams, Secretary 
621 High Ridge Rd., Stamford, Conn. 

Barbara B. Voorman, Assistant 
130 Unadilla Rd., Ridgewood, N. J. 

Engaged: Barbara K. Adams to Robert 
Bruce Borden of East Orange, N. J. Rob- 
ert is a senior at Yale University and is a 
member of Chi Phi Fraternity. A June 
wedding is planned. 

Barbara Jean Downes of Rockville Cen- 
tre, N. Y., to Charles E. Schroeder of As- 
toria, Queens, N. Y., on November 25th. 
Charles served with the Navy in World 
War II and is on leave from the American 
Telephone and Telegraph Co. while serv- 
ing at Fort Monmouth, N. J. 

Priscilla Freeman of Westfield, N. J., to 
Lieut. John Elwood McCartney, USAF Re- 
serve, of Bronxville, N. Y. A spring wed- 
ding is planned. Since graduating from La- 
sell, Priscilla has been employed as a sec- 
retary with the American Cyanamid Co. in 
New York. Lt. McCartney is a graduate of 
Lehigh University, class of 1953, and is a 
member of Theta Delta Chi. He is em- 
ployed in the New York office of Touche, 
Niven, Bailey & Smart while awaiting 
orders from the Air Force. 

Harriet N. Schwarz of Milton, Mass., to 
William Hamilton, Jr., of Arlington, 
Mass., in November. Mr. Hamilton was 
recently released from the Army after serv- 
ing two years. He is now attending Bos- 



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Robbie (1 yr.), son of 
Florence Mangan Putman '51 

ton University, College of Business Ad- 
ministration. 

Married: Louise F. Foster of Needham, 
Mass., to Jack Denver Bowling of Frank- 
fort, Ky., at Christ Church in Cambridge. 
Louise is a graduate of the Nursery Train- 
ing School of Boston. Jack prepared at 
the McCallie School, Chattanooga, Tenn., 
and is a graduate of Vanderbilt University. 
He is now attending the Episcopal Theo- 
logical School in Cambridge, where they 
will live after a wedding trip to Florida. 

Beverly Pink to Calvin F. Reynolds. They 
are living at 12 Granger PL, Rochester 7, 
N. Y. We would all like to hear more 
about you, Bev. 

Cynthia Porter of Worcester to Roger 
Ashton Horton, Jr., also of Worcester, in 
November 1953. Bruce Cramer, husband 
of Betsy Brown Cramer '52, was one of the 
ushers. After a wedding trip to Washing- 
ton, D. C, Cynthia and Roger will make 
their home in Arlington, Va. Cynthia 
graduated from the University of Alabama, 
Tuscaloosa, Ala. Roger attended Spring- 
field College and is with the Army sta- 
tioned in Washington, D. C. 

Jo-Ann Vojir of Ridgewood, N. J., to 
Ensign Dwight Bailey Massey, USNR, of 
Englewood, N. J. A reception was held at 



the Swiss Chalet, Rochelle Park, N. J. 
Dwight is a graduate of Stevens Institute of 
Technology and is a member of Delta Tau 
Delta fraternity. He received his com- 
mission in the U. S. Navy upon graduation 
from the Naval Officer Candidate School, 
Newport, R. I. Following a wedding trip 
to California, Barbara and Dwight will 
live at Port Hueneme, Calif., where he ex- 
pects to be stationed for the next two years 
at the US Naval Construction Battalion 
Center. 

Janice Weyls to Wayne Richard Moore, 
former swim-star at Yale University, in 
December. Jean Schuster was a bridesmaid. 
Janice and Wayne planned to take a trip to 
Miami, Fla., and then Wayne was to report 
for duty with the Army. 

Other News: Libbie Fleet Glazer has 
really seen the South. She and Melvin 
spent three weeks in Miami. Also took in 
Silver Springs and St. Augustine, Fla., Wil- 
liamsburg, Va., and Washington, D. C. 
They are now at home at 277 Gibson St., 
Lowell, Mass. 

Jean Hird Johnson is down in Warren- 
ton, Va. Her address is: 518 Horner St. 

Charlotte Killam Wildes has herself an 
adorable little girl, Heather Ann. Her 
husband, Herbie, is stationed up in 
Alaska with the Army. 

Marilyn Mackie x-'51 is a sophomore at 
Middlebury College, and was queen of the 
Thanksgiving Cinderella Ball there in 1950. 

A note from Louise Marston Donnelly 
(Mrs. Willard T.) in November says, "My 
husband is in the Navy and we have been 
moving around constantly since we've been 
out here in California. However, once we 
get back to Long Beach we'll be there 
quite a while as that is the home port of 
the Ship." In the meantime her mail 
should be sent to her home — 250 Eastside 
Ave., Ridgewood, N. J. She expects to re- 
main out in California until summer when 
Bill is expected to go overseas. Louise and 
Jo-Ann Vojir Massey, who is now at Port 
Hueneme, Calif., hope to get together. 

Peggyanne Ricker Miller has moved from 
Providence, R. L, to 61 Longhill St., Apt. 
3C, Springfield, Mass. 

It was good to hear from Marcia Staats 
Lusardi. She and Jim have a cute apart- 
ment on the campus at Lafayette College. 

Joanne Zeigler Dupen put her talent into 
a most attractive Christmas card featuring 
the Golden Gate Bridge. Joanne is in Oak- 
land, Calif. 

Know all will be thrilled with the news 
that Mrs. Richard Berlin ("Kris", our 
class advisor) and Mr. Berlin have the 
cutest little fellow whose name is Alan. 
She writes, "Alan is now 13 mos. and run- 
ning around, giving us the usual antics of 
a '13-monther' by being into everything." 



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Her address is 57 Poplar Court, Snyder, 
N. Y. 



1952 

Suzanne G. Baney, Secretary 

125 Northfield Ave., Apt. D-l 

West Orange, N. J. 

Terry Wingate, Assistant 

353 Old Mamaroneck Rd. 

White Plains, N. Y. 

The Class of 1952 extends deep and sin- 
cere sympathy to Teresa Giordano Martig- 
netti. Terry lost her 16-year-old sister, 
Carol, in May and just a few months later, 
in August, her three-and-a-half-year-old sis- 
ter passed away. 

Engaged: Barbara Berry x-'52 to Pvt. Her- 
bert N. McGill, Jr., of Auburndale, Mass, 
Barbara is working for the J. P. Stevens 
Co., New York. Mr. McGill attended Bos- 
ton University before going into the serv- 
ice. He is a Military Policeman at West 
Point Military Academy. 

Bette Clark to Bill Mott. Mr. Mott is a 
senior at Colgate University. They be- 
came engaged December 19th. 

Jackie Ellison to Tom Dow of Paterson, 
X. J., in November. Tom is stationed at 
the Naval Hospital in Norfolk, Va. 

Betty Griffin to John Wetzel (and we're 
a little late with this news!), on Christmas, 
1952. John is a junior at Dartmouth Col- 
lege. We understand that John and Betty 
will be married soon and live in Hanover, 
X. H. while John finishes college. 

Frances Peters to Charles Dunlevy of Mt. 
Vernon, N. Y., on December 5th. Mr. 
Dunlevy is a graduate of Lehigh University 
and is employed by the Firestone Tire and 
Rubber Co. of Pottstown, Penn. 

Marguerite Rudolph to John Mesinger 
of Bronxville. N. Y., on November 25th. 
John is a graduate of Hamilton College and 
is studying for his Ph.D. at Purdue. 

Barbara Sieder to David Gay of East 
Rochester. N. Y., at Christmastime. Bar- 
bara is a senior at the University of Ro- 
chester. Mr. Gay was graduated from the 
University of Rochester and is now a naval 
cadet, stationed at Pensacola, Fla. 

Married: Joan Eastwood x-'52 to Bruce 
Heywood in White Plains, N. Y., on No- 
vember 25th. The couple will live in 
White Plains. 

Bernardine Gill to Henley Little Smith 
on November 21st, in Trenton, N. J. Mr. 
Smith served in Korea until the fall of 
1952: Thev will live in Easton, Penn.. 
while Mr. Smith finishes his studies at 
lafayette. 

Ann Mangurian x-'52 to Haig Hanessian. 




Nancy, daughter of 
Gwen Bennett Hedrick x-'51 



Their home is at 721 -A University Ave., 
Rochester, N. Y. 

Eleanor Mekelones of Middleboro to 
Thomas Marple on December 6, 1953. The 
reception was held in the Haitian Room 
of the Taunton Inn. The bridegroom at- 
tended Admiral Farragut Academy and 
Duke University where he received his 
degree in electrical engineering. They are 
planning to make their home in Middle- 
boro, Mass. 

Danis O'Neil to Bill Gerbeville on Octo- 
ber 31st. Mr. Gerbeville is in the USAF. 
Danis and Bill are living at 5848 Maple 
Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 

Ruth Reich to George A. Liss in New 
York City, on December 21st. Ruth is a 
senior at Newark State Teachers College. 
Mr. Liss is a graduate of Lafayette College 
and Rutgers University, College of Phar- 
macy. He is associated with the Liss Phar- 
macy and the Ambersol Co. 

Born: To Christine Carpenter Hunt on 
October 13th, a daughter, Deborah Lee, 
weighing 4 lbs. 15 oz. Chris says, "She's 
a wee one, but she is doing just marvel- 
ously now." We'll have a picture of 
Deborah in the next issue of the LEAVES. 



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To Nancy Cool Kaercher on October 
15th, a son, Paul Marsh, weighing 6 lbs. 
13 oz. Congratulations, Smoky! 

To Mary Diggs Pearson, a son, Harvey 
Alan, on December 27th. He weighed 8 
lbs. 2 oz. Congratulations, Mary! 

To Teresa Giordano Martignetti on 
August 12th, a son. Terry tells us that he 
has light hair and a fair complexion and 
weighed in at 9 lbs. 

To Peggy Keys Richardson x-'52, a girl. 
Robin Lyle, on August 14th. 

Our Class President, June Siteman 
Bailey, sends us word that she is now a very 
proud mother. Thomas Alden, Jr., weigh- 
ing 8 lbs. 4 oz., was born on November 
29th. 




New Addresses: 

Tn an effort to keep the Class of '52 
informed of where their classmates are. 
list of new addresses will be published in 
each issue of the Leaves when necessary. 
Hope this will help you keep track of your 
friends. 

Barbara Chase, 6106 Welborn Dr., Wood 
Acres, Washington, D. C. She is working 
for the Corporation Audit Co., Newrath 
and Snyder, lawyers, 1115-1 5th St., N. W. 

Sarah Grahame Hitchcock x-'52 (Mrs. 
Robert C), 1343 Pleasant St., Worcester, 
Mass. 

Nancy Gray Mulcahy, 73 Lynn Fells 
Pkwy., Melrose, Mass. 

Toan Stillwell Smith, 16 Strathmore Cir- 
cle. Rochester, N. Y. 

Joan Tuck Ludwig, Main St., Littleton, 
N. H. 

Lost — Veronica Hovsepian x-'52, and El- 
inor Peterson x-'52. Does anyone know 
their whereabouts? If so, please notify 
your Class Secretary. 

Other News: Received a very nice long 
letter from Nancy Allen Banks. Nancy 
has undertaken the leadership of a choir 
of 70 children ranging in age from 7 to 
11. plus singing in a choir herself, and she 
hopes to teach voice in the near future. 
She also relates that she and Arthur are 
expecting a baby in January. It looks 
like you're reallv going to have your hands 
full. Nancy! Good luck! 

Mary Anne Amon x-'52 is now working 
for Commercial Solvents in New York 
Citv. 

We've heard that Marlene Belsky 
Feder has a verv nice job as secretary to 
the manager of an insurance company 
in White Plains, N. Y. 

We understand that June Bucklev Kid- 
der x-'52 has been the mother of a baby 
bov for som^ time now and is expecting 
another addition to her family soon. 




IPps** 



^*®s®g 



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Kathy, daughter of 
Joan Stillwell Smith '52 



We'd like to congratulate Pauline 
Coady on being elected to the office of 
vice president of the Connecticut Valley 
Lasell Club. Pauline is attending the 
State Teachers College of Connecticut in 
New Britain. 

Ina Friedman recently returned from a 
three-week visit with her relatives in Bev- 
erlv Hills, Calif. She really got around out 
there and just loves the place. 

Pat Giles now holds the position of as- 
sistant dietitian in the Atlantic City Hos- 
pital in N. J. I'll bet she's good, too. 

One of our '52ers has really arrived. 
Phyllis Gleason is secretary to the presi- 
dent of Brown University, which certainly 
sounds like quite an accomplishment. 

Barbara Herzog is attending the Univer- 
sity of Massachusetts and is just crazy about 
it. She's pinned to a fellow named Char- 
lie from the University, which I imagine 
has something to do with it. 

Received a note from Ruth Mclntire 
Brown. She and Don are living in Boston 
until Don finishes Harvard. Ruthie is 
working for the New England Mutual Life 
Insurance Co. 

A great big thanks from your reporter 
goes to Marilyn McGuire. She is a big 
help in keeping this column posted on the 
activities of the Uriggs gals. The Briggs 
gang had their second annual reunion at 
Ann Alden's summer home on the Cape 
this August. Marilyn says, "We all had 
a wonderful time as anyone does when old 
friends get together." 

Congratulations to Joanne Purcell. 
"Purcie" is president of the N. J. Divi- 



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sion of the New York Lasell Club and the 
club is doing very well. 

Those of us who work around the City 
of New York turned out to give Bobbie 
Rost a warm welcome when she came east 
in November. It was so good to see her 
and talk over old times. After she left 
New York, she flew up to Boston to see 
"Missy" Paulmier and went out to Lasell. 
Bobbie recently joined her father's print- 
ing concern as his confidential secretary. 

Beverly Segerberg has a wonderful job 
in the Department of Home Economics at 
the University of Connecticut. 

June Siteman Bailey tells us that she 
spent several days with Betsy Brown 
Cramer this September. Mary Givan Bath, 
who is expecting a baby in March, came 
over and they really caught up on all the 
news. June says, "Betsy's baby is ador- 
able. She is the image of her Daddy and 
a sweet little girl." June also informs 
us that Joan Lee Crump and her husband 
are going to school in England. 

Ginnie Snedaker, we understand, has a 
very good job with Dr. Roy Swingle, an in- 
ternist, in Scarsdale. 

Joyce Wardle is working for her father 
at the Wilbert Burial Vault Co. 

The members of our class are taking a 
very active part in their alumnae clubs. 
We're proud to say that Mary Lou Wood- 
ward has been elected president of the 
Connecticut Valley Lasell Club. Con- 
gratulations, Mary Lou! 

Barbara "Willy" Wulbrede was named 
goalie of the Northeastern Colleges All- 
Star team and played in the play-offs in 
New York. Nice going, Willie. 

Please keep the news rolling in to your 
class secretaries. The grapevine method 
is good, but not that good ! Without your 
help, we cannot write a good, informative 
column. A happy and successful 1954 to 
you all ! 



1953 

Althea E. Janke, Secretary 
227 Hamilton Rd., Ridgewood, N. J. 

Mrs. Roland A. Nesslinger 

(Sylvia Pfeiffer), Assistant 

123 East Argyle St., Valley Stream, N. Y. 

Reunion: Attention all '53ers! Make 
your plans now to meet your classmates at 
Lasell on Saturday, June 5th, for our 
FIRST reunion! More details will be 
sent to you later. 

Engaged: Suzanne Frisch to Fred Allan 
Rubin on December 16th. Suzie is now 
a junior at Russell Sage College, majoring 
in speech and English. Fred is a junior 



majoring in political science at Colgate 
University. Best wishes from the Class of 
'53 to you both. 

Barbara Gordon x-'53 to Jerald Nevins. 
After attending Lasell, Barbara went to 
Hickox Secretarial School. Her fiance 
studied at the Bentley School of Account- 
ing and Finance. A June wedding is 
planned. 

Janet McLoughlin x-'53 to John Paul 
Frei of Saddle River, N. J. Since graduating 
from Lasell, Janet has been employed by 
Retailers Commercial Agency in Paterson. 
Mr. Frei graduated from Packard College 
in New York and is now associated with 
J. P. Frei and Co. 

Virginia Wilder to Navy Cadet Eugene 
M. Ambard, USNR. Ginger is at present 
studying at Purdue University. Mr. Am- 
bard is an alumnus of Choate School in 
Wallingford and of Williams College. 
He is now attending the United States 
Navy Pre-Flight School at Pensacola, Fla. 
Ginger's address is: 427 Russell St., Sig- 
ma Kappa, Purdue University, W. Lafay- 
ette, Ind. 

Married: Franseen Bartlett x-'53 to James 
S. MacKay. 

Jo-an Flett of Belmont to Earle Stanley 
Tyler, Jr., USAF, of Watertown. Mr. 
Tyler studied at Noble and Greenough 
School and Dartmouth College. After his 
service as a jet fighter pilot, he will return 
to Boston University Law School. They 
will go to the West Coast for their wed- 
ding trip and will make their home in 
Portland, Ore., where he is stationed at 
Portland International Airport. 

Martha Folkins to Buff Hawes on Janu- 
ary 6, 1954. Charlotte Nilson Carder, 
Barbara Fleck Tyler, Ellie Johnson and 
Mary Blackham were in the wedding party. 

Joan "Ellen" Humphrey to Robert C. 
Dowell on June 25, 1953, at Martha Mary 
Chapel in Sudbury, Mass. They are now 
living at 19 Conant Rd., Weston, Mass. 
Their honeymoon was spent in a cross- 
country trip to Texas from which they re- 
turned by the Northern Route into Canada, 
to Niagara Falls and New York State. 

Molly McBride to Robert R. Kalogerous 
of Dorchester, Mass., on November 29, 
1953. Write and tell us more, Molly. 

Born: To Joan Coesens Bierman x-'53, a 
son, Danny, last spring. The Biermans 
are living in an apartment at 73 D Longhill 
St., Springfield, Mass. Joan's husband, 
Dan, expects a transfer within the next 
year. "It will mean an advancement with 
Sears, so at present we are just holding 
down the fort." 

Charlotte Nilson Carder is in Aberdeen 
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the proud parents of a baby girl named 
Dale. Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. 
Carder. Their address is: 426 Washing- 
ton St., Havre De Grace, Md. 

Other News: Jacqueline "Jackie" Blau 
writes that she spent this summer vaca- 
tioning abroad. She stayed in Switzerland 
a great deal of the time and took a fifteen- 
day trip to Spain, the country in which 
she was born and where she has lived for 
many years. We certainly would like to 
hear what Jackie is doing now. 

Molly Bondareff is working at the Na- 
tional Institute of Public Health and is a 
private secretary to a psychiatrist. Ap- 
parently from what we hear, Molly is en- 
joying herself immensely. 

Barbara Brown is attending the Ameri- 
can International College and has a part- 
time job as a doctor's assistant. 

Jane Corbin writes that she is working 
in Montgomery Ward's buying office in 
New York. She is secretary for the Night- 
wear buyer and likes it very much. She is 
also attending night school. 

Dyane Deckinger is working as a sec- 
retary on Long Island, but that is all the 
information we have to date. How about 
dropping us a line, Dee? 

Elaine Harper has taken a new apart- 
ment with Issy and Joan Quinn on 64 
Burbank St., Boston, Mass. 

Harriet Hickok is working at Pratt and 
Whitney Aircraft in East Hartford, doing 
drafting work in the engineering depart- 
ment. She is also working as a free- 
lance artist designing match covers for 
Diamond Match Co. 

Margaret Hunter Hallock x-'53 and her 
husband have been living in Romulus, 
N. Y., as Peter has been stationed at 
Sampson Air Force Base. They are about to 
move to Fort Scott, 111., where Peter will 
be schooled in communications. When we 
receive further news of their address, we 
will pass it along. 

We hear that Betty Jarman had an op- 
eration on her leg this summer and is still 
recuperating. We surely would love to 
hear from you, Betty. 

Mary Krebs is working at Wellesley 
College in the role of secretary to the Pub- 
licity Director. Mary really enjoys her 
job and the variety of work keeps her very 
busy. This past summer Mary was at 
Falmouth on the Cape acquiring a tan. 

Betty McCarthy has a position in the 
Court House in Worcester. The work is 
very interesting and she recommends work- 
ing in a Court House to everyone. Betty 
received this job by appointment, which 
is very much to her credit! 

Lillian Medhurst is working in the tissue 
lab of the Pawtucket Memorial Hospital, 
Pawtucket, R. I. Lillian says she loves 




Jo Coesens Bierman x-'53 
and son Danny 

every minute of it. 

Donna Mumford has moved to Utica, 
N. Y., and her new address is 12 West- 
minster Rd. Donna was working for 
Schumacher Fabric house in New York 
City before she moved. 

Betty Lou Page writes that she has heard 
so much about Washington, D. C, she is 
going there to find out what it is like. She 
says she reports for work there on Janu- 
ary 11th and will let us know her address 
when she gets settled. 

As for myself, Sylvia Pfeiffer Nesslinger, 
I am working as an Assistant Buyer in the 
dress department of a rather large depart- 
ment store on Long Island, called Frank- 
lin Shops. The dress department includes 
dresses from the junior sizes up to the 
misses' and women's. I love the job' and 
have a most wonderful boss, a lady who 
has had years of experience and hard work. 

My husband is now in Japan after hav- 
ing been hospitalized there after he was 
in a rather serious truck accident in Korea. 
All is well and he is now stationed out- 
side of Yokohama and is working as a 
personnel director for an anti-aircraft 
battalion. He is expected home sometime 
in the spring. And, that's about it from 
this reporter. Let us hear from all of you. 
We really appreciate any news we get. A 
short note or postcard from each one 
would be wonderful. 

Elizabeth Ring is working at the New- 
ton-Wellesley Hospital as a secretary. She 
claims that she can still sleep late morn- 
ings for the hospital is only across the 
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Beverly Sawdey is working for the Julius 
Mathews Special Agency which is in Bos- 
ton. The firm is a large accounting office 
for national newspaper advertising. 

Joanne Schur is working in Boston with 
Doris Gartner. They are living at the 
Franklin Square House, but they are mov- 
ing the end of January. Don't forget to 
send us your new address ! They are going 
to B. U. night school. Dorrie works for 
a C. P. A. and Joanne is working in the 
Loss Department of an Insurance Co. 
What Insurance Co.? They claim to be 
having a grand time ! 

Evelyn Shanks is working for Gilchrist's 
as a clerk in the Better Dress Department. 
No other comment, Lynn? 

Olga Suro is working for River Brand 
Export Co. and is enjoying her work as a 
secretary to the Vice President. Olga is 
planning to be a bridesmaid for Evy. Evy's 
wedding will be either at Eastertime or in 
June. Olga's new address is Ponce de 
Leon Ave., Edificio Emily Shop, Stop 20 1 /2> 
Santurce, Puerto Rico. 

Audrey Thompson is working in Wel- 
lington Sears as a secretary. 

Audrey Tluck x-'53 is working at Wal- 
lace Barnes as a process engineer. Aud 
has bought herself a new Ford convertible 
and is hoping to journey to Florida in 
March. 

Mary Torphy is moving and her new 
address is 24 A Parkway Village, Cran- 
ford, N. J. 

Joy Ufford, when last heard from, was 
working as a stenographer for New Eng- 
land Floor Covering Co., Boston. This 
past summer she was a waitress at the 
Pine Hotel at Cotuit, Mass., for her third 
season. 



Woodland Park and 
High School 

Attention, Woodland Park and High 
School Alumnae! 

We are anxious to hear more news from 
you people, and we are hoping to keep a 
column running in each issue for your 
news. Let us hear from you ! 



A note from Priscilla Abbott Nutter 
(H.S. '42-'42) informs us that she is now 
living at 3058 Highview Ave., Altadena, 
Calif. 

Miriam Adams Preston (W.P. '25-'26) 
is now living in Derry, N. H. She has two 



daughters, one 10 years old and the other 

8l/ 2 . 

Doris Alley Berney (W.P. '28-'30), who 
has been so active in organizing the Miami 
La sell Club, has moved this fall from Coral 
Gables to Fort Lauderdale, and at present 
may be reached at Town & Country Motel, 
Federal Highway. 

Jean Barnes Butts (H.S. '40-' 42) has 
moved from Milton, Mass., to 2125 Beech- 
nut Rd., Glenbrook Countryside, North- 
brook, 111. 

Marjorie Bloom (W.P. '26-28, H.S. 
'28-'29) writes that she is now Mrs. Nor- 
man Lefkowitz, and her address is 522 
West End Ave., New York 24, N. Y. 

A new address for Betty Bunker (W.P. 
'30-'31) is Old Roaring Brook Rd., Mt. 
Kisco, N. Y. 

We have just received word that Robert 
H. White, husband of Claudia Goodrich 
(W.P. '23-'27), was promoted from the 
rank of lieutenant commander to that of 
commander in the United States Navy in 
1951! At that time, Commander White's 
position was Sixth Fleet Communications 
officer on the staff of Vice Admiral M. B. 
Gardner, who was commander of the Sixth 
Fleet then in the Mediterranean. Claudia 
was living in France at the time so she 
could join Bob in various ports. (See item 
on Mrs. Goodrich under Faculty News for 
further information.) 

Mary Hope Shield (W.P. '37-'38) is now 
living at 48 Percy St., Hingham, Mass. 

Elizabeth Lane (H.S. '35-'36) is now 
Mrs. Dudley A. Coonley. They are living 
at Blaisdell Lake in Bradford, N. H. 

Eloise Lane Rideout (W.P. '35-'37, H.S. 
'37-'39) is the mother of six children — 
four daughters — and the family lives in 
Wellesley Hills at 41 Kirkland Circle. 

Wilmine Lane Humphreys (W.P. '33- 
'36. H.S. '36-'38) has moved from Con- 
cord, Calif., to 4470 Manchester Rd., 
Jacksonville 5, Fla. 

Marianne Palmer (H.S. '34-'36) has been 
Mrs. Robert O. Bliss for 12 years now, and 
she has two boys, David 9V2 an d Dickie 
6 1 /?. The family lives at 61 Ware Lane, 
Clifton, Mass. 

In July of 1951, Leona Siff Tapper 
(H.S. '33-36) called at Lasell on her way 
home from a vacation in Provincetown, 
Mass. Leona now has two children, one 
8 and one 6. 

Ruth Smith (W.P. '33-'34) is now Mrs. 
R. Allen Buzzard and lives in Weston, 
Mass. 



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INMEMORIAM . . . . 



Faculty & Administration 

Mr. Charles E. Valentine, trustee and 
chairman of the finance committee of 
Lasell Junior College, on December 20th 
at the age of 82. Mr. Valentine was a 
Boston banker for 55 years. He was 
founder and a director of the Auburndale 
Cooperative Bank. Manager of the Sum- 
mer Street branch of the First National 
Bank when he retired in 1945, he had been 
an officer of the old Commonwealth Trust 
Company and was a vice-president of the 
old Atlantic National Bank in 1932 when 
it was merged with the First National 
Bank. He served on the Newton school 
committee from 1916-24, and was treas- 
urer of the Auburndale Cooperative Bank 
until 1947. Born in Northboro, he had 
lived more than 50 years in Auburndale. 
As a trustee of Lasell, he was very much 
interested in its progress. A quiet and 
modest gentleman, few have realized how 
large a part he played in working out a 
financial program (as well as making a 
substantial contribution) which made it 
possible for the college to build Wood- 
land Hall in 1950. He is survived by 
three sons, three brothers and three sisters. 

Miss Annie (Nan) M. Strang, instruc- 
tor in mathematics and geography at 
Woodland Park School from 1919-39, and 
assistant in the college library from 1939 
to October, 1948, on December 10, 1953, 
after a long illness. Miss Strang attended 
Boston University and Bryant and Stratton 
School before entering the teaching pro- 
fession. All Woodland Park girls remem- 
ber her for her enthusiasm, encouragement 
and patience in helping each individual to 
learn the "essentials." Her interest was 
sincere, and her influence was far-reach- 
ing and long-lasting. She is survived by 
her father, a sister and two brothers. 



1880 

Ella Emery Lander '79-'80 of Alfred, 
Me. 



1881 

Sarah Nason Baker '80-'81 of Rockland, 
Mass., on October 20th, at the age of 91. 
Mrs. Baker's daughter writes, "I would 
like to take this opportunity to tell you that, 
although Mother has been unable to con- 
tribute to any Lasell Alumnae activity, she 
has until a few months ago been very much 
interested in what has been accomplished 
by the alumnae. She found the souvenir 
issue of the Leaves at the time of the One 



Hundredth Anniversary a source of great 
pleasure and passed many hours in review- 
ing events of years past." 

1882 

Emily Shiff Dunn '80-'82 on October 10, 
1953, in Baltimore, Md. Her daughter 
says, "Mother was always interested in 
news of Lasell and I send a small check in 
her memory." 

1883 

Nina Bartholomew Winter '80-'83 of 
Southbridge, Mass. She was the sister 
of Nellie Bartholomew Newell '93-'94. 

1885 

Virginia Johnson Milbank '82-'85 on 
October 14, 1953, of Los Angeles, Calif. 

1896 

Cara Sawin Sweet on December 4, 1953, 
in Pasadena, Calif. 

1901 

Anna Wells Bishop x-'Ol July, 1947, of 
Le Roy, N. Y. 

1905 

(Alice) Leslie White Ailing of Lowell, 
Mass., in Phillips House, on December 31, 
1953. Her husband very kindly sent a gift 
in her memory. 

1915 

Marion Cutting Birney, very suddenly 
last February 16th, in Ft. Wayne, Ind., just 
one year and a week after her husband. Her 
sister is Mildred Cutting Tucker '14. 

1948 

Joan Scott Wilcox, on January 5th. Joan 
was badly burned in a fire which swept her 
second-floor apartment in Cambridge on 
January 1st. The fire was discovered by 
neighbors who saw flames spurting from 
the windows of the apartment. Firemen 
found her unconscious in bed as flames: 
were sweeping through the bedroom, living 
room and part of the kitchen. The Class of 
1948 and all Lasellites extend deepest 
sympathy to her family. 



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Lasell Leaves 



VOL. LXXIX 



JUNE, 1954 



NO. 3 




"Lasell sends you forth to represent her" 



Published by Lasell Ai 
AUBURl 



Presides 

First 
Vice-President: 

Second 
Vice-President: 

Recording 
Secretary : 

Corresponding 
Secretary : 

Treasur 

Assistant 
Treasurer : 

Alumnae Club 
Advisor: 

Directors: 



Scholarship 
Comm. Chm. 



LASELL ALUMNAE, INC. 

Member of American Alumni Council 

Officers and Directors 

1953-54 
Dorothy Inett Taylor 30 (Mrs. Lloyd D.) 
320 Highland St., Worcester (6-3015) 
Ruth Turner Crosby '42 (Mrs. Richard A ) 
37 Frederick St., Newtonville (La 7-8423) 
Mildred Birchard Pentheny 38 (Mrs. Wm. A., Jr.) 
Dwight Rd., Holly Hill, Marshfield (765) 
Marion Kingdon Famum/29 (Mrs. Earl W.) 

20 Linda Ave., Auburn (8085) 

Elsie Bigwood Coon, (Mrs Harold J.) 

21 Victor Ave., Worcester (6-0884) 
Antoinette Meritt Smith '23 (Mrs. Wild 
393 Broadway, Cambridge (Ki 7o667) 

-Olive Boynton Garron '38 (Mrs. Layton S.) 
12 Rockridge Rd., Waltham (5-1044-W) 
Ionise Tardivel Higgins '37 (Mrs. Ch Jr.) 

89 Woodland Rd., Auburndale (De 
PrisciHa Alden Wolfe '19 (Mrs. Leonard P ) _ 
Box 854, New Hampton, N. H. (Bristol 4-5746) , 

Barbara Ordway Brewer '35 (Mrs.) 
19 Fern St., Auburndale (De -2-4591) 
Edythe Cummings Mileikis '37 (Mrs. J. C) 
830 Commonwealth Ave., Newton Centre 

(Bi 4-5033) 
Elizabeth Danker Trenholm '41 (Mrs. F D.) 
1 Alba Rd., Wellesley Hills (We 5-3483-K) 
Ruth Sullivan Lodge '40 (Mrs. H. T.) 
17 Hemlock Rd., Newton Upper Falls 

(De 2-2046) 
Clara Dietz Rosenburg '30 (Mrs. Lester F.) 
338 Clinton Rd. s Brookline (As 7-4869) 



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Assistant: 


Barbara Ordway Brewer '35 


Business Manager: 


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Vol. LXXIX 



JUNE, 1954 



No. 3 




CONTENTS 

Lasell Applauds — Constance E. Blackstock 
09 (Teacher of Engl. & Hist. 1924-36) 
by Ruth Emery x-'23, Teacher of 
History 1926-28 & 1939-48) ... 2 

Lasell Senior Wins Fashion Scholar- 
ship 4 

We Are All for Reforms of Alumnae 
Class News 5 

Campus Notes 6 

Lasell Alumnae, Inc 10 

Club News 12 

Class News . . . • 17 

Faculty News 47 






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Deadline schedule for Class and Club Secretaries, Student and Guest writers: 

December issue — October 1 
March issue — January 1 
June issue — April 1 

September issue — July 1 



Published Quarterly by the Lasell Alumnae, Inc., Lasell Junior College, AuburndaJe, 
Mass. Entered as second-class matter at the Boston, Mass., Post Office. Acceptance for 
mailing at special rate of postage provided for in Section 1103, Act of October 3, 1917, 
authorized on October 28, 1918. Subscription $300 Per Year Included in the Annual 
Alumnae Fund Contribution. Single copies of this bulletin may be obtained for 75 cents 
each. 



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Lasell Applauds — Constance E. Blackstock '09 

(Teacher of English and History 1924-36) . 



Ruth Emery, a former teacher at 
Lasell, is Assistant Professor of History 
at Rutgers University. She is also Execu- 
tive Secretary of the Conference on Brit- 
ish Studies, the official organization of 
English Historians in this country. She 
recently edited a collection of Marl- 
borough Letters from the manuscript col- 
lection of the Boston Public Library. 

At some time in its history almost 
every school is fortunate enough to 
have on its staff an individual whose 
rich personality impresses itself on 
every department and who becomes at 
last a part of the treasured tradition of 
the institution. For Lasell such a per- 
son is Constance Blackstock, a member 
of the faculty from 1924-36. 

Miss Blackstock first came to Lasell 
as a student from India in 1907. She 
was the youngest of the Blackstock 
girls, Anna, Isabelle, Esther, and 
Constance, who all left their mission- 
ary parents and came to this country 
for their secondary education. Con- 
stance went on to Goucher College 
and then returned to teach English at 
Lasell. 

Those of us who knew Miss Black- 
stock as a colleague remember especial- 
ly the warmth of her hospitality. In 
her little apartment at Clark Cottage she 
managed a kind of gracious living that 
was unique on the campus; tea with 
her was more than an ordinary school 
gathering. The tea, made on a forbid- 
den hotplate in the bathroom, toast 
produced miraculously from an anti- 
quated grill, delicious little cakes from 
the village, became with her a ceremony, 
a way of life. The conversation was 
certain to be of the latest plays (Miss 
Blackstock saw them all), the latest 
books (she read most of them), or some 
miscarriage of justice reported in the 



By Ruth Emery x-'23 

(Teacher of History 

1926-28 and 1939-48) 




Constance E. Blackstock '09 
(Engl. 1924-36) 



Nation (we all read the valiant Nation 
in those days and kept up on the mis- 
carriages of justice) . Some of the plays 
and books were too daring for the con- 
servative standards of many of our col- 
leagues, the injustices not really nice to 
talk about, and the teas inevitably took 
on a conspiratorial air that we thorough- 
ly enjoyed, Miss Blackstock most of all. 
To the students Miss Blackstock was 
a highly inspiring teacher, her "Modern 
Drama" the most popular course in the 
school. Here students discussed the 
plays of O'Neill, new in the '20's and 
in their stark realism somewhat shock- 
ing to the more sheltered members of 
the class. Here, too, her students 
came in contact with the keen analysis 
and criticism of a well-trained intellect 
but also with the broad compassion of 
a person to whom nothing human was 
alien. Whenever the report came to 
Miss Blackstock's ears that some mem- 
bers of the administration thought the 



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O'Neill plays not quite proper material 
for young ladies to study, she would 
storm: "But it is life! The world is 
like that. Why should we pretend that 
it is otherwise?" And she kept on teach- 
ing O'Neill. 

Miss Blackstock had an unusual abil- 
ity to share her intellectual interests and 
enthusiasms with everyone with whom 
she came in contact. She had the born 
teacher's talent for making each person 
feel that his opinion was worthy of re- 
spect. The girls in the office often found 
on their desks one of the new books, a 
folder about an inexpensive tour of 
Europe, a clipping about an art ex- 
hibit or an item of current interest in 
the news. When Miss Blackstock 
learned that the office staff was inter- 
ested in her weekly talks on world 
affairs, she consented to give an eve- 
ning of news analysis each week for 
that group. 

The gift for human relationships 
which Miss Blackstock had was revealed 
in many ways. She well understood 
the tensions that develop in any insti- 
tution, the segregation of groups, and 
the antagonisms that grow up between 
them when contacts are always official. 
She introduced the informal teas on 
Monday afternoons, now an established 
institution at Lasell, where members of 
the faculty and administration met in an 
atmosphere of relaxation. Grace Wil- 
liams, with a special partiality for Miss 
Blackstock, always arranged flowers, the 
pastry cook outdid himself, and the 
Monday teas became occasions not to 
be missed. The office staff took turns 
dropping in, Dr. and Mrs. Winslow 



came, and both resident and non-resi- 
dent faculty made it a point to be there, 
for at such times talk became general, 
and people became individuals to one 
another. 

When Miss Blackstock left for India 
in 1936, it was expected that she would 
return at the end of the year, since her 
sister Anna, who was teaching at a girls' 
school in Moradabad, was coming to 
America on leave, and Miss Blackstock 
was going out merely to take her place. 
Bnt when the year was over, great pres- 
sure was put on Miss Blackstock to stay. 
India was launching a new programme 
in the field of education and had great 
need of well-trained teachers. The deci- 
sion was a hard one, for it meant giving 
up the theatre, concerts, and all the in- 
tellectual pleasures that had become so 
much a part of her life in this country. 
In the end, however, she decided to stay. 

When the annual Lasell luncheon was 
held in Boston this year, word was sent 
out that Miss Blackstock, home on fur- 
lough, would be the speaker. The re- 
sponse was an indication of what the 
memory of the former teacher had meant 
to those who had known her. One hun- 
dred and seventy alumnae came, more 
than twice the usual number, and some 
from a distance of hundreds of miles. 
Gwendolyn McDonald Black made the 
trip from New Brunswick, Canada. One 
of those who attended wrote of the 
meeting afterwards: "Miss Blackstock's 
speech was splendid, of course. But to 
those who had been her students it was 
enough just to see her and to recall what 
her influence has been with us all these 
years." 



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LASELL SENIOR WINS FASHION SCHOLARSHIP .... 



Announcement has been made by G. 
Fox & Company, leading department 
store in Hartford, Conn., that Nancy 
Swanson, Retailing senior, has been se- 
lected as winner of the Fashion Scholar- 
ship Award for one year of professional 
training at Tobe-Coburn School for 
Fashion Careers in New York. Formal 
presentation of the scholarship was made 
by Mrs. Beatrice Fox Auerbach, presi- 
dent and owner of G. Fox & Company, 
at her informal luncheon for Nancy on 
Friday, April 2nd, in the Director's 
Room of the store. 

This award of $1050 for one year's 
tuition at the Tobe-Coburn School for 
Fashion Careers dates back to 1937 when 
Mrs. Beatrice Fox Auerbach first an- 
nounced this scholarship for a deserving 
career-minded girl living in Connecticut. 
In addition, the candidate must be 19-30 
years of age, have two years of college, 
and submit a written paper on five 
assigned fashion topics which include: 
an autobiography; comment on a current 
topic; planning of a fashion show; dis- 
cussion of a fashion subject; and plan- 
ning of a wardrobe for attending the 
Tobe-Coburn School for Fashion Ca- 
reers. 

Since the original award was made, 
the recipient of which became Fashion 
Director of the store, many girls have 
competed. Lasell is honored, through 
Nancy's good fortune, to be the second 
junior college ever to provide the win- 
ner of this scholarship. 

Nancy comes from West Hartford, 
Conn., where she graduated from Wil- 
liam Hall High School. There her qual- 
ities of leadership and competence were 
recognized, for she was a member of the 
Senior Advisory Committee and a repre- 
sentative to the Student Council during 
her last two years. She was also presi- 
dent of Kappa Alpha Phi sorority. Dur- 
ing her high school years she was a rep- 
resentative to the Connecticut Congrega- 
tional Conference and representative to 
the Eastern Regional Interdenomination- 




Nancy Swanson '54 
(Photo by Loring Studios) 

al UCYM. At Lasell she is a member of 
the Speaker's Bureau and Secretary- 
Treasurer of the Workshop Players. 

Here at Lasell Nancy has excelled in 
her major, attaining not only an out- 
standing scholastic and activities record 
on compus, but an A record in field 
work required of Retailing majors dur- 
ing December. Also she has been on the 
Dean's List every quarter. 

The training at the Tobe-Coburn 
School for Fashion Careers concentrates 
on the development and grooming of 
young women for careers as administra- 
tors in the field of fashion. More than 
1200 graduates today are associated with 
outstanding retail stores, magazines, 
radio and TV stations. Positions held 
by Tobe-Coburn graduates include copy- 
writers, buyers, fashion training super- 
visors, radio and TV writers, market re- 
search analysts, fashion promotion direc- 
tors, editors, personnel assistants, and 
publicity directors. 



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WE ARE ALL FOR REFORMS OF ALUMNAE CLASS NEWS 

By Millicent Taylor, 

Education Editor, 
The Christian Science Monitor 



The following article appeared in The 
Christian Science Monitor some time 
ago. Miss Taylor said, "I have just been 
collecting news of my boarding school 
class (graduated many years ago) and 
my perennial revolt is in full swing." 
We thought it would be helpful for all 
of us to read her article and see how we 
measure up, not only with regard to our 
reporting, but also as to whether or not 
we partake in the ' 'vicarious living" Miss 
Taylor mentions. Perhaps you have an 
answer or another point of view. What 
do you think? 



What constitutes news about oneself? 
Is it really what GI son John does and 
where daughter Mary went for vacation ? 
Granted that a new baby is news of the 
young mother, and (of course!) the new 
grandchild, too, might be news of a fond 
grandmother. But beyond this, aren't the 
usual items which are dished up in class 
news columns of girls' and women's 
schools and colleges a reflection on the 
vicarious living that women too often 
seem content with as they grow older? 

I always want to know (about my old 
friends, married or otherwise) what 
people's hobbies are, what books they 
have enjoyed, are they going to sym- 
phony concerts, plays, and what they 
think about what they heard and saw. 
Are they fond of gardening, have they 
had any interesting experiences (not 
their son's experiences) ? In other words, 
what sorts of people are they by now? 



At class reunions, too, it is the same. 
Listen to the conversation, and it is al- 
most all a rehearsal of what the sons 
and daughters or grandchildren have 
been doing. What, pray, are the mothers 
and grandmothers doing about them- 
selves to keep growing more interesting 
in their own right? 

It is easy to slip into a habit of vicari- 
ous experiencing of life through one's 
children. The very vitality of young 
people's activities and interests demands 
attention, and many mothers, absorbed 
in their children's lives, gradually forget 
to live their own. Teachers, too, some- 
times get that way — living through their 
pupils. 

But seems to me this is not the best 
state of affairs. Isn't it possible to be 
thoroughly interested in and apprecia- 
tive of the activities of one's children, 
grandchildren, or pupils, while yet de- 
veloping one's own activities and inter- 
ests — becoming progressively more 
worth knowing as the years go by? 

Certainly these same children, grand- 
children, and pupils will come to value 
us more as individuals if we are. The 
parent-child and teacher-pupil relation- 
ship span a few years; but as children, 
young and older, of one great family, all 
of us together, the relationship is higher. 
We owe it to our children as well as to 
ourselves, to live our own lives, not 
someone else's. 

And it would vastly improve the class 
news columns of alumnae magazines! 



May this article be an inspiration to you to 

send a newsy note to your class secretary 

or to the Alumnae Office! 



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CAMPUS NOTES . . . . 



Speakers' Bureau Hears 
Director of Paris Library 

On January 14th, Dr. Ian Forbes Fraser, 
director of the American Library in Paris, 
was the guest speaker for the Speakers' 
Bureau. Dr. Fraser is a professor at the 
Ecole Superieure de Guerre in Paris and 
Chairman of the Selection Committee of 
the University of Free Europe in Exile at 
Strasbourg. His talk was entitled "The 
Effect of American Culture on France 
since the War." 

Snowball Week-end 

On Friday night, January 15th, a Jazz 
Concert featuring Dave Jenney and his 
band started off the Snowball Week-end. 
Despite the heavy snow, there was a large 
turnout for the combination concert and 
dance. Forty fraternities were invited for 
the Lasellites. They came from many col- 
leges from Harvard to Holy Cross. On Sat- 
urday evening, Winslow Hall was appro- 
priately decorated with silver and ice-blue 
snowflakes on the walls, sparkling frost and 
snow on the windows, and a log cabin to 
complete the wintry atmosphere for the 
Snowball dance. Music was furnished by 
Artie Anderson and his orchestra. 

Snow Sculpture Contest 

Snow came to life as thirteen senior 
houses and two freshman dormitories used 
their imagination and ingenuity to sculp- 
ture various forms for the Snow Sculptur- 
ing contest held on January 16th. The win- 
ner for 1954, Bragdon Hall, received a 
gold cup presented at the Snow Ball, for 
its ten-foot-high elephant and ten-foot- 
long lion. The animals represent the sym- 
bols of Lasell's Blue and White athletic 
teams. Chandler, a senior house, came in 
second with a statue of "The Thinker," and 
a three-way tie for third place went to 
Briggs, Hawthorne and Clark, all senior 
houses, portraying respectively, a layout in- 
cluding a diploma, mortar board, three 
books, and the yearbook, the "Lamp"; a 
cocker spaniel stretched out on the lawn in 
a typical manner with the hind legs doing 
the spread eagle; and a massive Lasell mug 
with the insignia done in color. The win- 
ners were chosen for originality, workman- 
ship and appropriateness, and the judges 
were President and Mrs. Wass, Dean Roth- 
enberger and Miss McClelland. The snow 
sculpturing contest was begun in 1952 
when Gardner placed first with a large 
Lasell lamp with 1952 on the side. In 1953 
the contest was cancelled because of lack of 
snow. The 1954 contest showed improve- 




Snow Sculpture first prize 

to Bragdon freshmen 

for lifelike elephant and lion 



ment over the first year, including a good 
variety of subjects which were very well 
done. 

Lasell Students "Adopt" New War 
Victim 

Many of the alumnae will remember the 
story told in the June 1953 Leaves about 
Brigitta Bruining, the Dutch girl whom 
the Lasell students "adopted" for two years 
through the organization PLAN. Packages 
of food and clothing were sent regularly to 
Brigitta, she received medical care and was 
enabled to resume her schooling. She has 
now reached the age when she is able to 
go to work and support herself, so the 
Lasell students are now helping Edith 
Henschel. Edith was born in Czechoslova- 
kia in 1941 and she now lives in Germany 
with her grandmother. Having survived 
the hardships of war which included evic- 
tion from their home, breaking up of the 
family and living in Camp Edling in Was- 
serburg in Germany, the family of five now 
live in two small rooms and a kitchen in 
an old farmhouse. There is no running 
water, the wood floors are bare and they 
have the minimum of furniture, bedding 
and other essentials. They live in the great- 
est of poverty. Their only income is a 
monthly grant through the war-restitution 
funds, which, after deductions for rent, 
light, and fuel, leaves an amount totally in- 
adequate to provide needed food. Certainly 



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Snow Sculpture second prize 
to Chandler seniors 
for "The Thinker" 

there is no question as to the need of Edith 
and her family for whatever help the Lasell 
students can give them. 

White Mountain Trip 
For the long week-end between semesters 
in January, 30 Lasell girls, with Mrs. 
Cousins and Miss McClelland as chaper- 
ones, spent three wonderful days on the 
slope of Cranmore Mountain in North 
Conway, N.H., where the famed skimobile 
was in operation. The group once again 
stayed at Russell's Lodge, and from all re- 
ports thoroughly enjoyed the abundant snow 
supplied for the skiing this year, and in the 
evening made good use of the skating rink. 
Other added enjoyments of the week-end 
were the fun of dog sledding, roasting 
marshmallows, taking flash pictures in the 
lodge and singing songs in front of the 
open fire. Several other colleges from the 
Boston area also had groups in and about 
North Conway at the same time, including 
Babson, Holy Cross, Brown and Boston 
University. 

Lasell Workshop Players 
For the second production of the season, 
the Lasell Workshop Players scheduled one 
of the earliest comedies of Shakespeare, 
The Comedy of Errors, on Thursday and 
Friday evenings, February 25th and 26th. 
All parts were played by Lasell students, 
although there were 14 male characters and 
5 female characters in the cast. The Play- 
ers designed and made some of the cos- 
tumes for the show, and those for the prin- 
cipals were ordered from New York. The 
show was simply staged, with fanciful 



makeup and set pieces. According to pres- 
ent plans, the third Players' production will 
be a musical revue, Michele, scheduled for 
April 21st, 22nd and 23rd. 

Speakers' Bureau Thrift Shop 

"Once again the Speakers' Bureau Thrift 
Shop made some sort of merchandising his- 
tory" on March 3rd in Carter Hall for the 
benefit of the Building Fund, according to 
The Lasell News,, the students' paper. The 
sale included sweaters, blouses, all kinds 
of jewelry, collars and cuffs, shoe bags, 
gloves and mittens, scarves, perfumes, 
books, picture frames, lamps, handwriting 
analysis by Mrs. Ruth Fuller, faculty ad- 
visor for the Speakers' Bureau, and sand- 
wiches, brownies, milk and Coca-Cola. All 
students were asked to bring clothing they 
would like to sell, and the owner received 
one half of the sale price. When last heard 
from, the treasurer was still counting the 
cash, but they already had about $350, any- 
way. 

Lasell-M.I.T. Concert 

One of Lasell's many traditions, the an- 
nual Lasell-M.I.T. concert, started in 1938, 
was held on Friday night, March 5th, in 
Winslow Hall. The M.I.T. Glee Club was 
under the direction of Klaus Liepman and 
the Orphean Club under George Dunham. 
A dance for members of the singing groups, 
students and their dates was held after the 
concert with Mr. Haffermehl s orchestra 
providing the dance music. 

Babson Show Cast Includes Lasell Girls 

About 20 Lasell girls appeared on Satur- 
day night, March 6th, in the Babson Dra- 
matic Club show, "Let's Visit New York." 
The show told the story of a tour through 
New York by several lovely Bostonian 
ladies and how they met and fell in love 
with some Babson graduates. The music 
was written by two of the Babson boys and 
two ballads are considered good enough to 
be published. Both were sung by Jeanette 
Marvin '54 in the show. 

Carpenter Sponsors Movie 

On Friday, March 12th, the film "Young 
Man with a Horn" starring Kirk Douglas 
was shown at Winslow Hall followed by a 
record-hop with refreshments planned by 
the Carpenter girls. All surrounding col- 
leges were invited, including Harvard, 
M.I.T., Babson, B.U., and Tufts. 

Freshman Prom — "Arabian Nights" 

The theme of the "Arabian Nights" was 
carried out with the colors of gold, black 
and aqua and awning effects from the win- 
dows in Winslow Hall for the Freshman 
Prom on Saturday, March 13th. Joan Wal- 
brecker, president of the freshman class, 



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Admiring Bermuda's beauties 



was general chairman, and all seniors were 
cordially invited to attend. Jack Edwards 
and his eight-piece band provided the 
music. 

Bowdoin-Lasell Concert 
The annual Bowdoin-Lasell Concert was 
held this year at Winslow Hall on Friday 
evening, March 19th. As usual, it was an 
outstanding performance, including a group 
of songs by the well-known Bowdoin 
double quartet, The Meddiebempsters. The 
Bowdoin Glee Club was conducted by Mr. 
Frederic Tillotson and the Orphean Club 
by Mr. George Sawyer Dunham. Lasell 
has been privileged to be one of the fifteen 
or more women's colleges in the East with 
whom the accomplished Bowdoin Glee 
Club sings each year. 

Spanish Club 

Ait its March meeting the Lasell College 
Spanish Club presented a play called "The 



Unfortunate Doctor" which was received en- 
thusiastically by the members of the club. 
Following the comedy was a solo dramatic 
skit given by JoAnna Loiacono. Amalia 
Gori played a number of Spanish songs on 
the guitar and led the singing. Sara Rojas, 
from Colombia, South America, gave a 
short talk about her native country. Re- 
freshments were then served before the 
meeting closed. 

Bermuda Trip 

Fifty-one students took the trip to Ber- 
muda this spring vacation — the sixth trip 
under the guidance of Dean Rothenberger. 
She and 19 girls left by plane on Friday, 
March 26th, returning April 2nd. Thirty- 
two girls went by boat accompanied by 
Miss Aulisi (Sec. '52- ) and Miss Di- 
Mare (Med.Tech. '51- ), leaving on Sat- 
urday, March 27th and returning on April 
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Surf Club, and we understand this was the 
Lasell group's best year there for sunshine 
and warm weather. The girls took full ad- 
vantage of the activities offered with bik- 
ing, College Day at the beach, a boat trip 
planned by the Bermuda Trade Develop- 
ment Association, and two seniors, Sue 
Collins and Sue Johnson, participated in 
the College Tennis Tournament. 

Perkins Glee Club Sings in Assembly 

The Glee Club of the Perkins Institute 
for the Blind, under the leadership of Paul 
Bauguss, sang at Assembly in Winslow 
Hall on April 6th. The group included 40 
students, both boys and girls of high school 
age. Although all the members of the Glee 
Club are either partially or fully blind and 
cannot see the conductor, they are able 
to sing together amazingly well as they 
read their music in Braille. Included in 
their program was Handel's "Hallelujah 
Chorus" from The Messiah. 



Lasell's First Book Fair 

The first Book Fair in Lasell's history is 
scheduled for a two-day stand in the library 
on April 21st and 22nd according to an 
announcement made by Miss Frances At- 
wood, head librarian. The theme of the 
Book Fair is to be "Building Your Own 
Library." Mrs. Wass will be the official 
hostess, and on the afternoon of the first 
day of the Fair an informal tea will be 
served and Mrs. Alice Dixon Bond, Lit- 
erary Editor of the Boston Herald, will 
speak on some of the problems faced by a 
reviewer of books on a large metropolitan 
daily. On the second day, Mr. Raymond Bos- 
worth, Director of the School of Publica- 
tions of Simmons College, will speak in 
Winslow Hall on "Tips on Selecting Books 
for Your Personal Library." Feature of the 
Fair will be a large exhibit of current and 
standard books from all publishers and in 
all price ranges supplied by a Boston dis- 
tributor by special arrangement with Miss 
Atwood. 



LASELL SUMMER SESSION 
June 21 to August 6, 1954 

An accelerated course in: 
Shorthand 

Typewriting 

Office Procedures 

Business Machines 

Courses in other departments arranged on request. 

The services of the Lasell Placement Office are 
available for summer school students. 

Rates: Day students $ 75.00 

Room and Board' 140.00 

Lunch .60 

Season lunch ticket 20.00 

Books and supplies 5.00 

Apply to: Director of Summer School 
Lasell Junior College 
Auburndale 66, Mass. 



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Commencement Calendar 

Friday, May 14th, 8:30 p.m. — Lasell Night at the Pops, 

Symphony Hall, Boston 

Thursday, May 20th, 2:00 p.m. — River Day on the Charles 

Saturday, May 29th, for 1 week — Art Exhibition, Woodland and Carter Halls 

Thursday, June 3rd, 2:30 p.m. — Crowning of the June Queen, Bragdon Lawn 

3:00 p.m. — Dance Program, Recreation Field 

Saturday, June 5th, 4:15 p.m. — Tour of the Campus, 

Meet at Winslow Hall 
5:15 p.m. — Alumnae Parade to Winslow Hall 
6:00 p.m. — Alumnae Supper Meeting, Winslow Hall 
8:15 p.m. — Class Night Exercises, Recreation Field 

Sunday, June 6th, 2:30 p.m. — Baccalaureate Sermon by Ray A. Eusden, D.D., 

of the Eliot Church of Newton, in Winslow 
Hall 
4:00-6:00 p.m. — President's Informal Reception, Bragdon Lawn 

Monday, June 7th, 9:00 a.m. — Commencement Awards, Winslow Hall 

10:30 a.m. — Commencement Address by Prof. Ashley 
Montagu of Princeton, N. J., (on leave of 
absence from Rutgers University), author of 
"The Superiority of Women" 
12:00 m. — Farewell at the Crow's Nest, Bragdon Lawn 
12:30 p.m. — Commencement Luncheon, Woodland Hall 



Reunions for Saturday, June 5th 

1889 — 65th — Mary Packard Cass '89 will be here ! 

1894 — 60th \ 

1899 — 55th I — We look forward to greeting you all! As this goes to press, the 

1904 — 50th > Alumnae Office has no word of any definite plans for a 

1909 — 45th I luncheon. 

1914 — 40th ) 

1919 — 35th — Meet on the porch of Bragdon between 11 :30 and 12:30. 

1924 — 30th — Pillar House, Get-together 12 :30, Luncheon 1 :00 p.m. 

1929 — 25th — Meet at Bragdon at noon. Luncheon at Wellesley Inn, 1 :00 p.m. 

1934 — 20th — Meet at Winslow Hall at 11 :30 a.m. 

1939 — 15th — Get-together at the Barn of the 1812 House, Framingham, Rt. 9, 

at 12:30 p.m., Luncheon at 1:00 p.m. 

1944 — 10th — The Meadows, Framingham, Rt. 9, Get-together 12:00, Lunch- 
eon 1:00 p.m. 

1949 — 5th — The University Club, Boston, Get-together 12:00, Luncheon 

1:00 p.m. 

1953 — 1st — Pillar House, Get-together 1:00 p.m., Luncheon 2:00 p.m. 



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Alumnae Council Meetings 

Once again Lasell's Alumnae Council 
meetings were a success — our sixth — 
this year held on March 26th and 27th. 
Naturally we were pleased that our guest 
speaker, Miss Kathryn Moss, Executive 
Secretary of the Alumnae Association of 
Connecticut College for Women, com- 
plimented our Class Agent system, the 
good work of the agents, and the good 
results achieved in only two years. She 
also helped us with suggestions for im- 
provements, and we will give more de- 
tails in the Fund Issue of the Leaves 
which will be published this summer. 
Everyone also enjoyed hearing again 
Miss Edith Richardson, Assistant to the 
Dean of Residence, in charge of Wood- 
land, who gave some very good sugges- 
tions as to how alumnae could help to 
inform parents of prospective students 
as well as the students themselves as to 
what is expected of them when their 
girls go to college. The Class Agents and 
the Club representatives, who are the 
ones invited to these meetings, are a 
choice group of the alumnae, for they 
are the ones who are really interested 
enough to become active workers in 
gathering the support of all of you for 
the Alumnae Association and Lasell. 
Senior Dorms Hold "Open House" 

In February, any interested alumnae, 
and particularly the members of the 
Board of Management of Lasell Alum- 
nae, Inc., were invited to attend the 



Open Houses of the senior dorms. The 
teas were scheduled on Sunday after- 
noons from 3-5 p.m., as follows: on 
February 14th, Clark, Briggs, Cushing 
and Karandon; on February 28th, Car- 
penter, Gardner and McClelland; on 
March 21st, Chandler, Conn and Pick- 
ard; and on April llth,Blaisdell, Draper 
and Hawthorne. The students were most 
cordial, guided the guests on tours of 
each of the houses, and served very tasty 
refreshments. We hope more of the 
alumnae will take advantage of this op- 
portunity to look around in the years to 
come. 

Senior Entertainment 
On Wednesday evening, April 28th, 
the Board of Management of Lasell 
Alumnae, Inc., invited members of the 
senior class of 1954 to come to Wins- 
low Hall for an entertainment given 
by Harriet Schwarz Hamilton '51. As 
all Harriet's colleagues well remem- 
ber, she is a superb performer, and 
after graduating from Lasell she 
became a professional entertainer. As 
this Leaves goes to press, a record num- 
ber of seniors had signed up to attend, 
as did several '53ers who were specially 
invited to act as hostesses. 

New Life Members 
We are delighted to announce the en- 
rollment of two new Life Members in 
Lasell Alumnae, Inc. They are: 
Eleanor Rams dell Stauffer '35 
Dorothy Stuhlberg Kopple '41 



Boston Club Rummage Sale 

To all of you who helped in any way to make the Rummage Sale for 
the Scholarship Fund of the Greater Boston Lasell Club such a success, my 
sincere and heartfelt thanks ! We are now starting to collect for next year's 
sale and hope you will remember us by keeping a box handy for articles of 
clothing, bric-a-brac, jewelry, millinery, pictures, etc. If you wish to send 
packages any time during the year, address them to: 

Miss Adrienne E. Smith, 

c/o Alumnae Office 

Lasell Junior College 

auburndale, mass. 
Again many thanks for your wonderful cooperation these past two years. 

Adrienne E. Smith, Chm. 



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CLUB NEWS . . . . 



ALBANY 

Mrs. Edgar G. Schindler 

(Grace Douglass x-'12), President 

64 South Main Ave., Albany 3, N. Y. 

Mrs. Charles A. Robideau 

(Mary McEvoy '29), Corres. Secy. 

4 Pine Ave., Stop 35, Albany 5, N. Y. 

On Tuesday, February 23rd, a dessert- 
bridge was held at the home of Grace 
Douglass Schindler x-'12. 

A program planning meeting was held 
on Tuesday, March 16th, at the home of 
Janet Garland Wilson '46 in Schenectady. 
The following program was mapped out 
for 1954: 

1. Saturday, May 22nd: 12 :30 Luncheon, 
Edison Club, Schenectady, (Program 
to be announced) 

2. Thursday, September 9th: 3-5 p.m., 
Tea 

Eloise Smith Riley '26 (Mrs. H. B.) 
18 Aspinwall Rd., Loudonville, 
N. Y. Prospective students and 
mothers, present students and 
alumnae 

3. Thursday, September 16th: 12:15 
Luncheon, Keeler's, Albany 

This is to be a regular monthly af- 
fair, no reservations, no meeting. 
Every third Thursday of each 
month in the academic year. 

4. Saturday, October 16th: 12:30 Lunch- 
eon, Duncan's Inn, Shaker Rd., Al- 
bany 

Election and installation of offi- 
cers, Helen L. Beede, Recorder, 
Guest 
We sincerely hope that on September 9th 
ALL prospective students, their mothers, all 
present students from this area, and alum- 
nae will be present at the tea given by Mrs. 
Riley. 

BOSTON 

Miriam Day '48, President 
23 Woodhaven Rd., Waban, Mass. 

Beryl N. Groff '48, Corres. Secy. 
24 Atwood St., Wellesley, Mass. 

This report brings to a conclusion the 
events for the 1953-54 season under the 
presidency of Rachel Whittemore Hawes 
'35, who has served with sincere effort in 
behalf of Lasell. We feel fortunate to have 





Gloria Martin '43 (past V.P.) and 

Miss Blackstock at Boston Club's 

Midwinter Luncheon 



Rachel remain as a Board member through 
the coming year. 

Final activities included a Food Sale 
held at Winslow Hall on January 23rd for 
those on campus. Mim Day was Chairman. 
We want to express thanks to all those 
who contributed tood. Our net profit was a 
tidy $26.16. 

The Rummage Sale, which we hope to 
have every year to build a scholarship fund, 
was held in February in Newton Corner. 
This year's sale (our second) was again 
under the Chairmanship of Adrienne E. 
Smith '23. With fewer items on hand than 
last year, $190.46 was cleared (an increase 
of 62c over last year). To those who con- 
tributed salable articles, thank you ! 

The club's annual midwinter luncheon 
meeting was held March 6th at the Univer- 
sity Club in Boston. Rachel Hawes opened 
the meeting with a word of welcome. After 
treasurer's and secretary's reports were 
given, the new officers were introduced, as 
follows: President, Miriam Day '48; Vice 
President, Mildred Cloake Norbury '16; 
Recording Secretary, Mary Ann Donahue 
'53; Corres. Secy., Beryl N. Groff '48; and 
Treasurer, Linnea Kneller '48. Directors 
are: Gloria Martin '43, Rosamond Cornell 
Cannon '29, Adrienne E. Smith '23, Carol 
Galligan '48, Mary Small '48, Madeline 
Farmer Ryder x-'15, Dorothy Mosher Stone 
'42, Dorothy Aseltine Wadsworth '26, Alice 
Baker '52, Gertrude Quinn McKenna '46, 
Mildred Strain Nutter '17, Rachel Whitte- 
more Hawes '35, Virginia Robinson Nast 
'42, Louise Freeman Coombs '42, Ruth 
Turner Crosby '42, Club Advisor, Louise 



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Tardivel Higgins '37; Nominating Comm. : 
Sally Hughes '50, Ann Stevenson '51, 
Edythe Cummings Mileikis '37, and Carol 
Hess Recco '51. 

Mrs. Cousins gave a friendly, informa- 
tive talk on current Lasell activities, men- 
tioning the new three-year nursing course 
to be offered in connection with Peter 
Bent Brigham Hospital, and a proposed 
parking area with entranceway on Com- 
monwealth Ave. which will be below the 
new classroom building on the old golf 
course. Mrs. Cousins spoke of the great 
financial support that has come to Lasell's 
Building Fund through its forest in Ver- 
mont, and it was brought out later by our 
speaker of the day that this "dividend" 
from the recent sale of lumber was pro- 
vided through the foresight of President- 
Emeritus Guy M. Winslow who purchased 
the land years ago. 

Vice President of the club, Gloria 
Martin, introduced the guest speaker, Miss 
Constance Blackstock '09, former Lasell 
faculty member from 1924-36, who told of 
customs (including a description of a 
Moslem wedding) and conditions she has 
encountered in her mission school teaching 
work in Pakistan. The audience could 
realize how her earnest efforts and those 
of others like her are helping to educate 
the people of this Moslem country. Miss 
Blackstock's talk on present-day conditions 
in Pakistan enlightened her interested audi- 
ence, and many alumnae enjoyed the great 
pleasure of visiting with her again. 



A Food Sale was held at Grover Cronin's 
in Waltham on April 2nd under the chair- 
manship of Madeline Farmer Ryder x-'15. 
Mrs. Ryder wishes to extend her sincere 
thanks to all those who contributed. The 
profits totaled $87.00. 

The next Leaves will have a report for 
you on the profit from the Board's sale of 
tickets by club members to Miss Wethern's 
musical review "Michele," scheduled for 
April 23rd. Arrangements have been made 
so that the Boston Club will receive one- 
half the price of each ticket sold. 

Plans are under way for the annual 
Gardenia Sale at Lasell Night at Pops on 
May 14th, and this year the flowers will be 
sold by alumnae rather than senior students. 
Handmade straw baskets from the Virgin 
Islands will be used to show off the 
flowers. 

At this writing Madeline Farmer Ryder 
x-'15 plans to have her annual Silver Tea 
on April 29th at her home at 339 Bacon 
St. in Waltham. No doubt she will have 
the usual #ood turnout for her delicious 
refreshments. 

The June Fete refreshment table is sched- 
uled for June 3rd. If you're reading this 



before that date, do come and feast up ! 

That's the news. In conclusion, may we 
extend best wishes to the new workers for 
the coming year ! 

BRIDGEPORT 

Mrs. William C. Burr 

(Sara Parsons '48), President 

136 Brookmere Dr., Fairfield, Conn. 

Jayne A. Gilmore x-'49, Secy. 
260 Buena Vista Rd., Bridgeport, Conn. 

Our March meeting was held the evening 
of the 17th at the home of Joy Gustavson 
'50. We were most fortunate to have as 
our guest speaker Miss Ruth Rothenberger, 
Dean of Residence at Lasell. Our presi- 
dent, Sara Parsons Burr '48, conducted the 
business meeting. She then introduced 
Dean Rothenberger who gave us the latest 
news concerning Lasell. We were most 
interested in hearing about the new Child 
Guidance and Nursing courses and many 
other developments that have been in- 
augurated since all of us left. 

Those in attendance were: Elizabeth 
Stahl Mott '28, Marilyn Babbitt Cooper 
'45, Jean Watson Wetrich '46, Dorothy 
Hagadorn Taylor '25, Sara Parsons Burr 
'48, Betty Oppel Morris '26, Joan Prescott 
'52, Lorrayne Hron Hulton '44, Jayne 
Gilmore x-'49, and Joy Gustavson '50. 

Our May meeting will include election 
of officers and a talk on flower arrange- 
ments presented by a guest speaker. More 
news on that next month. 



CLEVELAND 

Mrs. James O. Green 

(Barbara Birnbaum '45), President 

3509 Tullamore Rd., University Heights, O. 

Mrs. R. L. Phillips 

(Ellen Morris '49), Secretary 

1876 Langerdale Rd., South Euclid, O. 

Thirteen members of the Cleveland 
Lasell Club met at Higbee's for a luncheon 
meeting on January 16th. The minutes of 
the last meeting were read and approved. 
A letter from our president, Elaine Burrell 
King '48, was read. We decided to send a 
gift to Lewis Cantor, who is ten years old, 
son of Marjorie Churchill Cantor '29. He 
was in a bad sledding accident right before 
Christmas and fractured his skull. He's 
coming along fine now. 

Barbara Birnbaum Green '45 gave a 
report on the Christmas dance. The 
dance was well supported by the alumnae 
and their friends, including Elaine King 



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who brought a party of twenty ! Gertrude 
Bicknell Harvey x-'27 made a motion that 
we plan to have another dance with 
Stephens next December if they ask us. 
It was suggested that there be more pub- 
licity for Lasell in the newspapers, es- 
pecially when the girls come home from 
college on vacation. 

Bette Hapgood '41 and Marjorie Mosher 
Masch '46 were selected as a nominating 
committee to choose a new president and 
treasurer, to be announced at the March 
meeting. Because of the success of our 
one evening meeting at Nancy Hugo 
Smith's (x-'07), we decided to hold two 
of our yearly meetings in the evening. 

Those present at this meeting were: 
Marjorie Mosher Masch '46, Barbara Birn- 
baum Green '45, Bette J. Hapgood '41, 
Sally Nolan Williams '42, Helen Ferry 
Babcock x-'ll, Gertrude Bicknell Harvey 
x-'27, Virginia Rolfe Guy '45, Lois Hein 
Cooper '38, Helen Rollins Fisher '14, Marie 
Engeln Pollard x-'19, Helen Bogert '40, 
Martha Kennedy Ingersoll '48, and Ellen 
Morris Phillips '49. 

Installation of new officers was the main 
attraction at our March meeting. We were 
happy to have such a nice turnout. The 
first day of spring resembled more the first 
day of winter, but nevertheless we were 
there with our spring hats and snowy 
b'oots. Fifteen delicious Welsh rarebits 
disappeared as we anxiously awaited the 
beginning of the ceremonies. As an aside, 
Barbara McCooe Robbins '50 remarked 
that there could not have been anything 
more appropriate to eat. She had not had 
any rarebit since she left Lasell. Barbara 
was introduced to the group as she is one 
of our new members and has recently 
moved to Cleveland from Fitchburg. 
After the regular business had been taken 
care of, Marjorie Mosher Masch '46 pre- 
sented the new slate of officers : Barbara 
Birnbaum Green '45, President; and Helen 
Ferry Babcock x-'ll, Treasurer. 

Before Barbara took over, Elaine Bur- 
rell King '48 read a report of the progress 
of the club in the past two years. Some 
of the important highlights were the dessert 
bridge in '53, the dance last Christmas, 
and the two brunches. In '52 we sent 
Lasell $100 and this year we will do the 
same for the scholarship fund. We have 
48 active members now with an average 
attendance of 17 to 18 girls at each meet- 
ing. Elaine thanked all the officers and 
committee heads and members for their 
help. As Barbara Green received her cor- 
sage, she said she hoped that some of 
Elaine's enthusiasm for the group had 
rubbed off on her. Marjorie Masch is 
head of the social committee with Bette 
Hapgood '41 assisting. Barbara Clarkson 



Moody x-'38 will be the new publicity 
chairman. 

Barbara Green suggested appointing a 
program chairman to arrange for speakers 
so we might have more interesting evening 
meetings. We were all surprised and 
happy to hear that Lois Hein Cooper '38 
is expecting in June. Esther Joslyn Gross 
'35, Marie Engeln Pollard x-'19, Virginia 
Rolfe Guy '45, Barbara Heath Ramsay '35, 
Marjorie Churchill Cantor '29, Martha 
Kennedy Ingersoll '48, Gertrude Bicknell 
Harvey x-'27, and Ellen Morris Phillips 
'49 were also there. 

CONNECTICUT VALLEY 



Mary Lou Woodward '52, President 
829 Main St., East Hartford, Conn. 

Helen F. Hamilton '49, Secretary 
Fairview Dr., Elmwood, Conn. 

On Tuesday evening, March 16th, 25 
members of the Connecticut Valley Lasell 
Club met at the Wickham Memorial 
Library in East Hartford. Miss Sidney 
Korando, Home Management Specialist 
from the University of Connecticut, gave 
us a talk on Interior Decoration. Samples 
of the latest materials — nylon, dacron and 
orlon — were shown, coupled with a short 
film on the "ABC's of Decorating." 

A short business meeting, conducted by 
President Mary Lou Woodward, followed 
during which it was voted to send a con- 
tribution to the Lasell Building Fund. 
Delicious refreshments were served with 
the decorations in a St. Patrick's Day motif, < 

Our annual tea will be held early in May 
to which we plan to invite prospective 
Connecticut Valley alumnae and pro- 
spective students. If we don't have your 
name on our mailing list, please be sure 
to contact us. 

NEW HAVEN 

Mrs. Alfred E. Kuehl, Jr. 

(Dorothy Page '48), President 

118 Harmon St., Hamden, Conn. 

Joyce E. Wardle '52, Secretary 
31 Hillcrest Rd., Orange, Conn. 

For the past two months the New Haven 
Lasell Club has been making plans for our 
annual Spring Bridge and Luncheon which 
will be held in April and May respectively. 
We are bending all our efforts toward 
making b'oth of these affairs a success. Our 
monthly meetings have been mostly of a 
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Elsie Flight Wuestefeld '18, entertained 
the club with a talk and slides of her trip 
abroad. 

Our April meeting was held early so that 
Adele Brown '38, our last year's presi- 
dent, could attend. Adele is now employed 
with the U. S. Government and left March 
31st to take up her newly-assigned post in 
Israel. The club presented her with a go- 
ing-away gift and heard all about her ex- 
citing new career so far. 

Miss Constance Blackstock '09 (Fac. '24- 
'36) was unable to attend our meeting as 
planned, so Edith Thorpe Van Dine '27 
entertained her at a tea on the afternoon 
of March 8th at her home. The club pre- 
sented Miss Blackstock with a check for 
$15, and we are planning to send another 
CARE package to her missionary school in 
Pakistan. 

The Spring Luncheon will be held on 
Saturday, May 15th, at the Yankee Silver- 
smith in Wallingford, Conn. Mildred 
Munson '32 has been appointed chairman 
of the nominating committee for selecting 
next year's officers. 

We cordially invite everyone to our 
Spring Bridge on Wednesday evening, 
April 21st, at 8:00 p.m. at the Congrega- 
tional Church in Spring Glen, Hamden, 
Conn. 



NEW JERSEY DIVISION 
of NEW YORK CLUB 

Joanne Purcell '52, Chm. 
1073 Bromley Ave., West Englewood, N. J. 

Sue G. Baney '52, Secy.-Treas. 
125 Northfield Ave., West Orange, N. J. 

The March meeting of the Lasell Alum- 
nae Club of New Jersey was held at the 
home of Barbara Fausel '53 in Teaneck. 
Further plans were made for our theater 
party. 

On March 18th we sponsored a play put 
on by the Bergen County Players of Ora- 
dell. The play was "The Affairs of State," 
a political satire that ran on Broadway a 
few seasons ago. The evening was a tre- 
mendous success both financially and so- 
cially. Lasellites and their friends who 
attended the play seemed to enjoy the eve- 
ning very much. 

The May meeting will be a luncheon 
meeting held at the Robin Hood Inn in 
Clifton, N. J. We will have as our guest 
a speaker from Lasell. 



PHILA. — SO. JERSEY 

Mrs. Leonard A. Spalding, Jr. 
(Natalie Whitaker x-'31), President 
R.D. #1, Lafayette Rd., Colonial Village, 
Wayne, Pa. 

Mrs. Frederick W. Metzger 
(Jo Holbrook '22), Cones. Secy. 

401 Lippincott Ave., Riverton, N. J. 

We are planning a spring meeting on 
Saturday, May 1st. We hope all the 
"girls" in this vicinity will come out for 
this luncheon. More information will be 
published later. 



RHODE ISLAND 

Mrs. John L. Grzebien 

(Barbara Potier '49), President 

79 Brewster Dr., Warwick, R. I. 

Eleanor T. Munro '48, Cones. Secy. 
321 High St., Bristol, R. I. 

The March meeting of the Rhode Island 
Lasell Club was held on the 10th at the 
home of Phyllis Gleason '52. The presi- 
dent, Barbara Potier Grzebien '49, pre- 
sided. Phyllis Gleason reported some 
progress had been made in the possibility 
of lorming a council made up of repre- 
sentatives from the various Junior College 
Clubs in the State, with the idea of holding 
one or two combined money raising proj- 
ects during the year. 

Lois Schaller Toegemann '50 and Jean 
Davies Stanley '50 were appointed Co- 
Chairmen of a fashion show to be held the 
first Wednesday in October at Gladdings. 

Present and future officers were invited 
to attend the Alumnae Council meetings on 
March 26th and 27th at Lasell. 

Election of officers was discussed and, 
in order to start the staggering system of 
electing half of the officers on alternating 
years, the Nominating Committee was 
asked to draw up a slate for a new Presi- 
dent and Treasurer for 1954-55. 

The next meeting will be the annual 
meeting which will be a dinner meeting 
at Wayland Manor on Wednesday, May 
12th. In June we shall have a box lunch 
supper and white elephant sale at the 
home of Betty Lou Foy '52. Following the 
business meeting, Miss Greta Glutman, 
Fashion Designer at Coro, spoke on Cos- 
tume Jewelry. 



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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 

Mrs. John B. Pegram 

(Jean Bohacket '41 ), President 

1126 Stradella Rd., Los Angeles, Calif. 

Mrs. Francis S. Buffington 

(Marjorie Hills '37), Secretary 

1644 Kaweah Dr., Pasadena, Calif. 

The Southern California Lasell Club 
held its annual meeting on March 13th at 
Bullock's Wilshire Tea Rooms, Los An- 
geles, with a delicious lunch and style show. 
The meeting was called to order by the 
president, Doris Wilson Lehners '27. The 
minutes of the last meeting were read by 
the secretary, Mary McConn Maguire '29. 

It was moved, seconded and carried to 
send $12 to the Lillie Rose Potter Memorial 
Fund. This was collected from the girls. 
New officers were then elected, as follows: 
Jean Bohacket Pegram '41, president, and 
Marjorie Hills Buffington '37, secretary. 

Each member then introduced herself 
and gave a short resume of her family. 
Twenty-five alumnae and two guests were 
present, as follows: Ida Sisson Craver 
'07, Louise Wadleigh Bedall x-'04, Cleora 
Brooks Clokey '01, Marjorie Hills Buffing- 
ton '37, Daisy Aull Duncan '98, Louise 
Lorion DeVries '41, Isabelle Bowers 
Church x-'03, Jane Myrick Gibbs '98, Lil- 
ian Douglass Heeb '07, Peg Jones Howry 
'38, Florence Hellman Hirsch x-'04, Jean 
Church Johnson x-'40, Doris Somerville 
Krom '40, Ethel Kline Levine x-'38, Mary 
McConn Maguire '29, Mary Potter Mc- 
Conn '05, Doris Wilson Lehners (H.S. 
'25-'27>, Kate Wheldon Plumb '02, Jean 
Bohacket Pegram '41, Florence Stetson 
Pipes '37, Mildred Melgaard Rees '22, 
Esther Sosman '36, Helen Ebersole Swart- 
zel x-'03, and Lela Goodall Thornburg '08. 

WASHINGTON, D. C. 

Mrs. C. Curtis Tracy 

(Beth Baer x-'ll), President 

3615 Chevy Chase Lake Dr., 

Chevy Chase, Md. 

Mrs. Robert T. Olds 

(Marjorie Stuart '36), Corres. Secy. 

1923 N. Kenilworth St., Arlington 5, Va. 

The most important news from our club 
concerns the new officers for next year. 
Beth Baer Tracy x-'ll will serve as presi- 
dent for another year, Karin Eliasson Mon- 
roe '31 is our new vice-president, June 
Newbold Gurley '27 will continue as treas- 



urer, Ellen Grover '48 is the new recording 
secretary, and Marjorie Stuart Olds '36 
will take over as corresponding secretary. 

Our club members are trying individu- 
ally to earn money for the treasury. Each 
one has a project which she will work on 
in her own time. We are also going to 
have a Chinese auction from time to time 
to earn money among ourselves. 

Our first president, Rose Baer Trexler 
x-'16, has moved away from Washington 
to Pennsylvania. Her present address is 
158-1 lth St., Ebberts Park, Lehighton, 
Penn. We are looking forward to seeing 
her at our May meeting, however. 

The last (March) meeting was held at 
the home of our president, Beth Tracy. 
The April meeting will be with June 
Gurley and we are going to entertain non- 
Lasell friends. 

We are looking for more active mem- 
bers, so any Lasell alumna who moves into 
the Washington area, please contact Marj 
Olds. 



WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS 



Mrs. Douglas W. Abel, Jr. 

(Sallyann Bartlett '51), President 

72 Virginia St., Springfield, Mass. 

Mrs. David T. Steele 

(Betty Carter '47), Secretary 

7 Gordon Lane, Hazardville, Conn. 

On January 12th, the Western Massachu- 
setts Lasell Club held a social evening at 
the home of Margaret Leary Hacker '47 
at 28 Olmsted Dr., Springfield, Mass. Sally 
Bartlett Abel '51, president, presided at the 
busness meeting which preceded a very 
enjoyable game of crazy whist. Prizes 
were awarded for the highest and lowest 
scores. Assorted home-made cookies and 
coffee were served by Margaret and co- 
hostess Betty Jensen Curtis '39. 

On Thursday evening, February 11th, a 
Valentine Card Party was held at 8 p.m. 
at the Captain Leonard House in Agawam, 
Mass. Dessert and coffee were served by 
the committee preceding the card playing. 
Twenty-five tables were filled and various 
games were played including scrabble. 
Door and table prizes were given. Eleanor 
Rochford Nolan x-'49 was chairman of the 
committee planning the party. Her com- 
mittee consisted of Sally Bartlett Abel 
'51, Barbara Baldwin Smith '50, Marilyn 
Ross '49 and Merilyn Peck '52. 

On Tuesday evening, March 9th, a meet- 
ing was held at the home of Betty Carter 
Steele '47 at 7 Gordon Lane, Hazardville, 
Conn. Marilyn Ross '49 was co-hostess. 
The business meeting was presided over by 



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Sally Bartlett Abel. The nominating com- 
mittee selected Sally Abel and Merilyn 
Peck to represent the club at the annual 
Alumnae Council meetings at college. Miss 
Mary Jane Ellis, of Springfield and London, 
gave a talk entitled "An American in 
London" and she showed many colored 
slides of Britain, including the Coronation 
Procession, sights of London and various 
places outside it, and a few of Paris, 
France. Miss Ellis returned here this past 
August after spending two years in Lon- 
don. She was associated with the NATO 
program. Sandwiches and coffee were 
served following Miss Ellis's talk. 



WORCESTER 

Mrs. Russell A. Wheeler 
(Marion Parmer '41), President 
Appletree Lane, Holden, Mass. 



Mrs. Merrill A. Symonds 

(Rena Ridler '40), Cones. Secy. 

283 Beverly Rd., Worcester, Mass. 

Officers of the Worcester Club for the 
year 1953-54 have been: Marion Parmer 
Wheeler '41, President; Margaret Smith 
Wolcott, '39; Vice President; Doris Barry 
Ponte '40, Recording Secy. ; Rena Ridler 
Symonds '40, Corres. Secy. ; Eleanor Smith 
Cutting x-'28, Treasurer; Marjorie Sher- 
man '40, Auditor; Jeanette White Eaton 
x-'36, Publicity Chm.; and Eleanor Rams- 
dell Stauffer '35, Program Chm. 

Four representatives from the Worcester 
Club attended the annual Alumnae Council 
meetings at Lasell. They were: Marion 
Parmer Wheeler '41, Doris Barry Ponte 
'40, Eleanor Ramsdell Stauffer '35, and 
Amelia Yankus White '41. 

On April 2nd, the club held a coffee 
party at the lovely new ranch home of 
Marion Kingdon Farnum '29. 



CLASS NEWS . . . . 



1894 

reunion: Lasell looks forward to greeting 
members of the Class of '94 for their 60th 
reunion on Saturday, June 5th. 

Phyllis Rafferty Shoemaker '22 writes, 
"A letter in November, a Christmas card 
and a Valentine were proof that Harriett 
Scott was her usual thoughtful self and, as 
always, eager for news of Lasell's prog- 
ress and of its alumnae. She would wel- 
come a call from any nearby Lasellites." 
She lives at the Hotel Beaconsfield, 1731 
Beacon St., Brookline, Mass. 



1895 

In March a letter came addressed to the 
Principal of Lasell Seminary from Mrs. 
Lillian F. Menard of 1147 South Ardmore 
Ave., Los Angeles, Calif. Mrs. Menard' 
did not attend Lasell, but she was asking 
about Bessie Latimer Johnston '90-'95. The 
Alumnae Office has heard nothing from or 
about her since 1924. Can any of you 
give us any information? We are print- 
ing here Mrs. Menard's interesting letter. 

"Would it be possible through the files 
of your school to learn of the whereabouts 
of the former Bessie S. Latimer? The 
last time I saw her was in 1895, just 59 
years ago. Her mother taught at Lasell the 
last years of her life, and she passed away 



in July of 1894. Dr. C. C. Bragdon be- 
came Bessie's executor at the death of her 
mother. Bessie and I were brought up a 
few years together, but following Dr. 
Latimer's death in 1884, I returned to 
my relatives. If living, Bessie would be 
80 years old, one year younger than I. 

"Over thirty years ago I visited Dr. 
George Dimmick Latimer of Brookline, a 
nephew of Dr. James E. Latimer, and with 
whom Bessie and I lived in the early '80's, 
and found that Bessie had married some- 
one by the name of Johnson or Johnston, 
and had a son ten years old. Although 
Bessie attended Lasell, she did not gradu- 
ate from there. In 1920 my family, hus- 
band, two daughters and three sons, 
moved to California where my husband 
passed away in 1939. Seven years ago I 
suffered a stroke, and had to give up my 
home, and cannot get around by myself, or 
do anything very useful with my hands. How- 
ever, my head is clear, eyesight good (do 
not wear glasses), and hearing very keen. 
Was a pianist before I had the stroke, 
and was a music teacher for years. Now 
in the Autumn of my life I am collecting 
memories, and have found many friends 
whom I knew as a child and who write to 
me. Los Angeles is such a large place I 
have often thought that Bessie might be 
here. From Mrs. Latimer I learned much 
that has remained with me through the 
years, especially English which I have al- 
ways loved. In fact I could help my chil- 
dren in this, and my youngest son, Wilmon 



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Menard, now in Switzerland, has been 
writing since 1928. This would have 
pleased the Latimers very much. Hoping 
I may receive some information regarding 
Bessie whether living or not." 

A note from Grace E. Loud tells us that 
due to her sister, Ethel's ('96), accident 
(you remember she broke her shoulder) 
and her own arthritis, they have given up 
their home in Maiden and are now in a 
nursing home at 21 Winchester St., Brook- 
line 46, Mass. 

1896 

Mrs. A. D. Pierce 
(Josephine Chandler), Secretary 

10 Dexter St., Maiden 48, Mass. 



1902 



We were sorry to hear the news from 
Alida Walter Johnson x-'02 that her hus- 
band was struck by an automobile the 
first week in August and was in the hos- 
pital for over two months. Mrs. John- 
son's address is 1784 Shippan Ave., 
Stamford, Conn. 



1904 

in memoriam: Susie I. Gallup x-'04 on 
January 29, 1954, in Norwich, Conn. 

1905 



1897 

Mrs. F. F. Lamson 

(Lena Josselyn), Secretary 

21 Waterston Rd., Newton 58, Mass. 

1898 

IN memoriam: Carrie Wilson Madden on 
Saturday, December 26th, at her home in 
Bellerose, N. Y., after a long illness. She 
was one of the oldest residents of Belle- 
rose Village where she had lived since 
1913. Mrs. Madden was a piano teacher 
from 1926 to 1948, and both she and her 
late husband were well known in musical 
circles in and around the community. She 
was a charter member and past president 
of the Bellerose Woman's Club, and a 
member of the Methodist Church of Floral 
Park. Mrs. Madden was born April 4, 
1877, in Urbana, O., and attended Ohio 
Wesleyan University. She and Mr. Mad- 
den, who was also of Urbana, were mar- 
ried in 1902. Surviving are her daughter, 
Virginia M. Atkinson, a son Wilson H. 
Madden, six grandchildren, and two 
brothers. 

Other News: The Alumnae Office recently 
received the following note from Daisy 
Aull Duncan: "Dear Evergreen Leaves: 
A line from California to tell you of the 
delightful Lasell Alumnae luncheon in Los 
Angeles this month. 

"Jennie Myrick Gibbs '98 and I went up 
to it from La Jolla, where we live. The 
luncheon at Bullocks Wilshire Tea Room 
was lovely and we found ourselves the 
oldest graduates there. 

"Last November I also saw Ada Cad- 
mus McCoy '98 and Emma Grant Nims 
'94-'95 in New York. 

"Jennie Myrick Gibbs '98 and I send our 
best wishes to the Leaves." 



in memoriam: Helen Darling Tillinghast 
of Providence, R. I., in January. 
other news: The Class of 1905 extends 
sincere sympathy to Edith Burke Wells 
x-'05 and her daughter, Elizabeth Wells 
Tuttle '29, on the death of Mr. H. G. 
Wells, husband and father respectively, in 
Newton, N. H. A civic leader and former 
member of the Public Utilities Commission 
of Massachusetts, Mr. Wells had also been 
a former representative and senator. At 
the time of his death at the age of 74, 
he was serving with the Public Utilities 
Department of the State of New Hamp- 
shire. Flags were at half-staff during the 
funeral service at the state capitols in 
Massachusetts and New Hampshire and 
both legislatures were recessed. 

1906 

Mrs. Harry Carlow 

(Edith Anthony), Secretary 

60 Church Green, Taunton, Mass. 

1908 

Mrs. H. D. Thornburg 

(Lela Goodall), Secretary 

Box 789, Sanford, Me. 

I attended the Southern California Lasell 
Club meeting March 13th, where 25 were 
present, the oldest members from the Class 
of 1898 and the most recent from the Class 
of 1951. 

Betty Love Macey and her daughter 
Betty, Jr., who are great garden enthusi- 
asts, plan a trip to old Natchez planta- 
tions this spring. 

Charlotte Ryder Hall spent two weeks 
in Boston and attended the Flower Show. 
The latter part of June she expects to visit 
me in Sanford, Me. 



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1910 

Mrs. George C. Dumas 

(Olive Bates). Secretary 

Box 216, Hanover, Mass. 

Lucy Aldrich Berston's youngest son, 
McClellan, was married to Mary Charlotte 
Carter on March 12, 1954, in Decatur, Ga. 



1911 





Paul Ryder, Cappy, Pauline, and 
Madeline Farmer Ryder x-'15 



Mrs. R. A. Clemen' 

(Margaret Jones), Secretary 

26 Lilac Lane, Princeton, N. J. 



1912 



1915 

Mrs. H. B. Collins 

(Nell Woodward), Secretary 
54 Lincoln St., Manchester, Mass. 



Mrs. J. Tracy Colby 

(Clara Parker), Secretary 

8 High St., Goffstown, N. H. 

The Class of 1912 is happy to learn of 
the safe return of Captain Richard B. Lus- 
combe, son of Ruth Bachelder Luscombe, 
from Korea. During World War II Capt. 
Luscombe "flew the hump" as 1st pilot on 
a B-24. In Korea he served as Sqdn. 
Commander, Opers. Officer in the Jet In- 
terceptor field. His citations are the 
D. F. C, Three Air Medals, Syngman Rhee 
Korean Service Medal, U.N. Medal, a 
Presidential Citation. 



1913 

Mrs. A. L. Stirn 
(Mary Fenno), Secretary 

45 East Loop Rd., Dongan Hills 
Staten Island 4, N. Y. 

We have just recently located Pearl 
Townsend x-'13 of 38 Salem St., Green- 
wich, N. Y. She writes of spending a 
pleasant hour at Lasell a few years ago. 
"Am glad for all the progress made by 
Lasell as evidenced by its growth and many 
improvements. I wish Lasell Junior Col- 
lege success." 



Madeline Farmer Ryder x-'15, though 
busy with Scouts, church and alumnae sales 
and merely keeping up with her family's 
social calendar, finds time to be a Director 
of the Boston Lasell Club, help on its Rum- 
mage Sale in February, and now to serve on 
the Nominating Committee for Lasell 
Alumnae, Inc.! Son "Cappy" can't wait 
till his 16th birthday so he can drive the 
family to California, whereas Pauline 
"can't wait" till she can enter Lasell! 

Evelina Perkins reports a good winter. 
The arrival of a favorite relative to stay 
awhile with them added cheer and gave 
Perky an opportunity to attend Alumnae 
Council meetings on campus in March. 
That was a real pleasure for her — and for 
all her Lasell friends. 

Both my sister, Jo Woodward Rand '10, 
and I have been very happy to have our 
other sister, Jean Woodward Nelson '22, 
from Denver visiting us during the month 
of March. It has been wonderful to have 
her here. 

new address: Elizabeth Beach Bierer 
(Mrs. Ralph W.), 27 Avon Rd., Bingham- 
ton, N. Y. 



1916 

Mrs. R. M. Kimball 
(Mabel Straker), Secretary 

79 Carpenter St., Foxboro, Mass. 



1914 

Mrs. R. R. Jenks 

(Ruth Thresher), Secretary 

200 Sand Hill Cove Rd., Narragansett, R. I. 



IN memoriam: Marie McCallum Reinhart 
x-'l6 of Midland, Mich. Mrs. Reinhart was 
taken ill while in New York City on a 
trip with her husband. She was first 
stricken with pneumonia but later tests 
indicated she was suffering from menin- 



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gitis. Mrs. Reinhart was a member of the 
Memorial Presbyterian Church and was 
active in women's groups in the church. 
She had also been a member of the John 
Alden chapter of the Daughters of the 
American Revolution and of the Woman's 
Study Club. Surviving, in addition to her 
husband, are two daughters, one son, 
three grandchildren and a brother. 

other news: Rose Baer Trexler x-'l6 
writes: "My husband retired as of Nov. 
1st and since we were both from here (158 
11th St., Ebberts Park, Lehighton, Pa.) for- 
merly, we sold our Washington home and 
bought one here. While we miss our Wash- 
ington friends and especially my Lasell group, 
we love it here and are very content. 

"My sister Beth is president of the 
Lasell group now. It has been discourag- 
ing, since last year eight or nine of our 
most regular people moved out of town. 

"Saw Madeleine Robinhold Leinbach 
'27 at a party since I have been home." 

Marion Griffin Wolcott was in Florida 
with her mother this winter and she met 
Florence Morris Smith. Flossie and her 
husband had an apartment at Lake Worth 
and Marion had some very nice times with 
them. 



1917 

Mrs. H. M. Brennan 
(Jessie Shepherd), Secretary 

160 East 48th St., New York, N. Y. 

A brief bit of news sent in by Helen 
Gresley (who did not attend Lasell, but is 
a good friend!) tells that she talked to 
Phoebe Haskell Ober x-'17 early in April 
when stopping in Miami en route to Nas- 
sau. Phoebe was just recovering from an 
operation but was looking forward to at- 
tending the Miami Lasell Club meeting 
that next week. 

We hear that Edith Holman Dolliver 
x-'17 leads a very busy life, being very 
active in her P. E. O. chapter, treasurer of 
her church Deaconess Board, and, she says, 
"My Girl Scout work is my joy." Edith's 
address is 2544 East Third St., Long Beach, 
Calif. 

Helen Saunders heard from Helen Bau- 
man Routier at Christmastime saying she 
now spends her winters in California and 
her summers in Grayling, Mich., her 
former home. 



1918 

Mrs. R. Willard McCormick 
(Barbara McLellan), Secretary 

9 Chamblet St., Dorchester 22, Mass. 

Our sympathy is extended to Grace 
Tredway Davies (Mrs. Spencer) who suf- 
fered the loss of her husband in January. 
Grace is now living with her daughter 
whose address is: 546 Richards Rd., 
Columbus, O. 

In April Mildred Strain Nutter '17, Bar- 
bara McLellan McCormick and Ruth New- 
comb plan to meet for luncheon at the 
home of Mid Cary Eaton in Winchester to 
talk over old times. 

Please send in any items of news of 
your family or of other members of the 
class to Barbara McLellan McCormick or 
Mid Cary Eaton (Mrs. Carl L.), 5 Grove 
St., Winchester, Mass. We want to hear 
from one and all ! 



1919 

Mercie V. Nichols, Secretary 
59 Ripley Rd., Cohasset, Mass. 

Hope to see you on the porch of Brag- 
don between 11:30 and 12:30 on Saturday, 
June 5th, so we can make our plans for 
celebrating our 35th reunion! 

1920 

Mrs. S. S. Cline 

(Eleanor Thompson), Secretary 

Amenia, N. Y. 



1921 

Mrs. Richard F. Bryant 

(Doris Bissett), Secretary 

130 Reservoir Rd., Wollaston 70, Mass. 

1922 

Mrs. George S. Harris 

(Marjorie Lovering), Secretary 

3 Lovering Rd., West Medford 55, Mass. 

Mrs. A. B. Shoemaker 

(Phyllis Rafferty), Assistant 

315 San Juan Rd., Watsonville, Calif. 

Helene Grashorn Dickson sends word of 
the marriage of her daughter Jean '49 to 
Mr. Antoine Treveiler in Illinois on 



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February 6th. Congratulations to Jean and 
her husband. 

Libby Madeira Campbell has again 
avoided Barre, Vermont's rugged winter 
by spending a few weeks in Lake Worth, 
Fla. 

Milly Monahan ('55) and Ann Harris 
('55) (Margo's daughter) have just re- 
returned from Portland, Me., where part 
of their spring vacation was spent with 
Louise Stevens Prince. Hard to tell who 
had the better time, Louise or the girls, 
typically Lasell, of course. Louise's daugh- 
ter Marilyn Prince Karcher x-'49 and her 
husband have purchased a home in Beverly, 
Mass., and plan to "do it over." 

Jo Holbrook Metzger recently spent a 
week in Boston and stayed part of the 
time with Helen Gresley, Lasell's adopted 
alumna, and Phyllis Rafferty Shoemaker's 
most intimate friend. Helen had a dinner 
party and Jo caught up on Lasell doings 
with Toni Meritt Smith' 2 3, Dotty Barnard 
'24 and Helen Perry '24. There were eight 
of us who talked to Phyllis in California 
that night and the wires really burned 
and Phyl got a bit hoarse toward the end. 
It was a great thrill though and made us 
feel as though she was next door instead 
of on the next coast. 

Jean Woodward Nelson has been visit- 
ing her sisters Nell Woodward Collins '15 
and Jo Woodward Rand '10 for some time 
and so was able to attend the mid-winter 
reunion and the Alumnae Council meet- 
ings on campus in March. 

other news: Phyllis Rafferty Shoemaker 
writes, "Bud" Birdsall Lutze had a minor 
operation last fall but, now, reports she 
is feeling fine again. An article in the 
Naugatuck newspaper amused her — an 
account of the man-made snow-storm in 
the Plaza of Watsonville, Calif., where 
Phyllis was very happy to be without any! 
In February, instead of Florida this year, 
she and her husband, Jamie and her mother 
decided to drive up to their summer place 
on Lake Winnipesaukee to see what it 
was like ice- and snow-bound. 

Dot Caldwell Jordan's Christmas card 
in March was well worth waiting for, es- 
pecially as she tucked in a letter. Small 
wonder she was late. In September her 
son Jim was married and in October her 
son "Chuck" followed suit. (She says she 
feels as though she has suddenly acquired 
two more daughters and her own say they 
couldn't have chosen better themselves!) 
Her home was suddenly too big and a 
burden so she put it up for sale and in 
mid-January moved to an apartment near 
the school where she works and still loves 
it! In February she had a grand surprise, a 
visit from Edrie Mahaney Rathburn and 



Vinton, both looking wonderful, and their 
handsome son, Vinnie, home on leave be- 
fore going overseas. Edrie was doing dieti- 
tian work at a hospital. Dot wondered if 
the hospital could hold her once the golf 
season started ! 

Flossie Day Wentworth and Spencer had 
a perfect trip through the Canadian 
Rockies, via Lake Louise, Jackson and on 
to Vancouver, Victoria and Seattle. They 
were to go through Yellowstone, but de- 
cided it would be too strenuous for 
Spencer. The holidays were spent in Cleve- 
land with son Crawford and their grand- 
children. They were planning on St. Peters- 
burg in February — wonderful trips but 
it's hard to see how they can bear to be 
away from the perfectly beautiful apart- 
ment they created on the second floor of a 
handsome old house next to the Exeter 
Inn! 

Nomi Davis Jones promised pictures 
of her teen-age daughters. Nomi still does 
a great deal of work in music and radio, 
and has a time keeping up with her peppy 
mother who even then was planning her an- 
nual Florida trip. 

Kinks Hemingway Killam's Christmas 
card was, again, like a scene from their 
big farm (even had us looking for Mallory 
in the Poultry Dept.), but daughter Caro- 
line's card lacked its usual kittens. Kinks 
thoroughly enjoyed their European trip 
and says she was able to relax more there 
than since her return. Knowing the mad 
schedule she and her family keep that 
isn't hard to believe! Never a dull moment 
with the "Killam Klan." 

Jean Field Faires made Christmas a red 
letter day for us with a letter in red ink ! 
Her dad's card was originality plus, a 
photo taken of Mr. Field standing beside a 
dinosaur skeleton at the Museum in Lincoln 
with caption underneath, "Greetings from 
two oldtimers!" Not much news for 
Lasellites as Jean was in the unenviable 
position of being on three committees dur- 
ing December ! 

Margo Lovering Harris's daughter, Ann, 
keeps us on our toes via letters. Besides 
Margo's hospital, church and community 
work, running a Modiste Shop and doing 
the modeling with Ann could easily be in- 
cluded. Some of the things those two 
whip up with such apparent ease would 
do credit to Vogue itself. Ann's interest 
in music at Lasell is greatly appreciated by 
Mr. Dunham, we hear. 

Libby Madeira Campbell tells us there 
are now 10 girls at Lasell from Barre, Vt. 
Last fall they had a big surprise when 
Helen Adams Cullen, husband and daugh- 
ter dropped by en route to Nova Scotia. 
Helen looked as pretty as ever, said Libby. 



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Most of Libby's summer was spent in 
Reading, Penn., because of the serious ill- 
ness of her mother, who has now regained 
her health. And, wouldn't you know it, 
Libby is already hoping we're remembering 
our 35th in '57! 

Max Perry Hall's Christmas card was 
another original one — a "House of Hall" 
emblem carrying out a motif for their 
favorite sports of hunting and fishing (I 
think Roger is the artist!). Though she 
seldom gets to Boston and sees few 
of us, she says she eagerly awaits the 
Leaves and reads every word for news of 
us. (Note: so DO keep sending it in!) 

Babs Smith Huntington's greetings held, 
as always, the report of a busy life at 
home with their menagerie and in musical 
circles. Her husband's sojourn in the hos- 
pital was an unpleasant interlude, but 
we're glad to hear he came through it fine. 
Her peppy mother, Mrs. Corbin, returned 
from her East-Coast visiting in September 
"full of more news of people and doings 
than the last edition of the newspaper," 
wrote Babs ! 

Betty Tarr Benton sends the glad news 
that she's feeling better than she has in 
years after parting company with an ob- 
strepterous gall bladder last fall. Albion 
and her mother were fine, and Mary Eliza- 
beth's return from college was being eager- 
ly anticipated at that time. 

Theresa Thompson Osborn, a most 
faithful correspondent, finds time to keep 
up with her Red Cross, hospital and club 
work besides continuing to do a big share 
of the work in the N. J. Division of the 
N. Y. Lasell Club, along with her duties 
as our efficient Class Agent. (The results 
of the latter are encouraging as we have 
four more contributors this year. Let's re- 
ward her efforts by more and more '22ers 
contributing something next year ! That 
way '22's percentage will look a bit bet- 
ter when listed again in the Leaves. We 
can all feel real pride in the fact that 
Theresa was chosen to pinch-hit for 
Academic Dean Blatchford as representa- 
tive of Lasell at a High School-College 
Conference in New Jersey last December. 
It involved interviewing some 40 high 
school students — a frightening prospect, 
confessed Theresa, but added she wound 
up thoroughly enjoying it and only hopes 
that the applications will indicate she 
didn't let Lasell down ! With Theresa's 
cheery personality and her all-round 
knowledge of Lasell from viewpoint of 
active participation, we're betting on all 
40 applying! 

After ten months on the West Coast, 
Phyllis Rafferty Shoemaker reports that 
this is a pleasant place in which to five 



with weather almost always like early 
spring or early summer back east. There 
are always some flowers available in the 
garden and always some trees and bushes 
in green foliage. This section particularly 
is beautiful with its mountain ranges roll- 
ing down close to the endless miles of 
coastline which just now are ablaze with 
golden poppies and blue lupins. Family re- 
unions and the few "safaris" Phyllis has 
managed to make help make time whiz by. 
She has taken drives to always-interesting 
San Francisco, to colorful Monterey, to 
the extraordinary "Butterfly Trees" at 
Pacific Grove, to California's desert coun- 
try including famed Palm Springs and 
Salton Sea, to San Diego just in time for 
the opening of that branch of Boston's 
own Jordan Marsh Co., to several of the 
old-worldly-beautiful Missions along the 
coast including the one so peaceful and 
lovely that even the swallows enjoy return- 
ing to it each year on schedule — Capis- 
trano, to great, sprawling Los Angeles with 
the spectacular new Statler Hotel that sur- 
rounds a botanical-garden-like patio with 
tall trees, pool and all, and over the maze- 
like system of new Freeways that surround 
and lead you in and out of the city, or 
around and around if you don't know your 
signs ! A remarkable engineering pattern is 
being worked out by experts with long- 
range plans, so far unhampered by 
finances as expenses come from an already 
established fund. The most unusual feature 
so far is the Stack, appropriate name for 
one part where four separate layers of 
traffic can proceed, one above the other, 
in eight different directions without stop 
light or crossing. In spite of all the good 
features of life in the West, it's still too 
far from the East and all our friends and 
contacts. So, the birthday phone call from 
Boston planned by Helen Gresley to coin- 
cide with Jo Holbrook Metzger's visit 
there in March was indeed a gift to thrill 
anyone. Only a coast-to-coast TV hook-up 
could have beaten that! There are no 
adequate words, according to Phyllis, to 
express her appreciation for the stream of 
letters, cards and other thoughtful evi- 
dences that her Lasell friends are not let- 
ting her lose touch with all the people 
and contacts that have been close to her 
for so long. 

Mabel Rawlings Eckhardt, another of 
'22's traveling classmates, sends a "flash" 
from Egypt! Mabel reports she and her 
husband, Eck, rode a camel up to the pyra- 
mids from their hotel and back. When she 
wrote, they were about to leave for Alexan- 
dria to meet their ship "Oslfjord" to sail 
to Israel. She promised to write more in 
detail later. 



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new address: Louise Jackson Davol 
(Mrs. G. Howard), 106 Fairhaven Ave., 
South Swansea, Mass. 

1923 

Adrienne E. Smith, Secretary 
19 Owatonna St., Auburndale, Mass. 

Mrs. W. N. Smith 

(Antoinette Meritt), Assistant 

15 Miles Dr., Quincy, Mass. 

It is always a joy to your Scribe to re- 
ceive news from Jessie Watters and this 
last note from her was no exception ! She 
writes she enjoyed reading about our 
thirtieth and admits she and Ida Markert 
talked about coming but each had responsi- 
bilities at home which prevented them 
from coming back. Jessie writes that Ida's 
father is in his eighties and her own 
mother is making a long, slow come- 
back from the 1947 heart attack which she 
suffered and is very lame so neither felt it 
wise to leave home. Jessie writes "I gave 
up my teaching after the recitals in June 
1951 so we could live more quietly, have 
less schedule and routine and so I could 
get my mother out more. She does quite 
well around the house but outside, 
especially on uneven ground, is very un- 
steady and timid so ventures forth only 
when I can take her. The domestic life 
after so many years of teaching was cer- 
tainly strange at first but I am now quite 
used to it and manage to keep from grow- 
ing too rusty." She writes her mother 
plays bridge weekly at the Harlow Club 
to which she has belonged for nearly forty 
years. Jessie goes on to say "on Tuesday 
evenings I labor hard and long at my Art 
Students' League; on Thursday mornings I 
wrap surgical dressings at the hospital 
and once a month represent the hospital 
auxiliary at a Community Health Council 
Meeting. These activities, plus keeping up 
with the art associations in Norwich, 
Mystic, Old Lyme and Essex make up my 
life at the moment." She writes Ida 
Markert is fine — still with the Save the. 
Children Foundation whose office was 
moved in the fall to the United Nations 
Plaza. 

The rest of you "gals" will never know 
what it means to your Scribe to hear from 
Jessie and Ida. The night we "took" caps 
and gowns your Scribe was secreted in 
their closet in Carpenter lest some Junior 
might get suspicious. Golly, it doesn't 
seem that long ago, does it? Anyway, Jes- 
sie, just keep the news coming from New 
London, please! 



Toni Meritt Smith is now established in 
her new home and enjoying it immensely. 
She and Wilder have just returned from a 
delightful, and their annual, vacation in 
Florida. This year they were with friends 
from Wellesley and went down the West 
Coast and up the East Coast instead of 
staying in Winter Park as they usually do. 
She is anxiously waiting for spring to real- 
ly come in order that the landscaping 
around her new home can be completed. 
Toni had a letter from a friend who in- 
formed her that Anne Daugherty Slater's 
mother had fallen and broken her hip and 
was having quite a serious time. We all 
wish your mother a speedy recovery, Anne! 
We are glad that both you and Bob are 
fine. 

Ruth Hopkins Spooner still loyally di- 
vides her alumnae activities between Mt. 
Holyoke and Lasell, though we like to 
think we detect a slight leaning in La- 
sell's direction. She and Warren have 
joined the tiny Episcopal church in nearby 
Allendale and, as is natural with them 
both, have already started "doing some- 
thing about it." Ruth has charge of Lent- 
en sewing meetings and Warren is helping 
canvass for new members and attending 
conferences on Lay matters. Congratula- 
tions to Warren in yet another promotion 
at the bank — one reward of which is an 
annual winter vacation ! 

Norma Prentis Phillips is still living in 
her quaint little home on Beacon Hill, is 
so proud of her first grandchild and very 
excited over her son Bill's recent engage- 
ment. 

At the mid-winter reunion Toni and 
your Scribe were the only members of '23 
who returned. We were at the table with 
Esther Story '21 and Jean Woodward Nel- 
son '22, and believe me, our tongues 
worked overtime. The reunion write-up 
will tell you more about the affair and 
how much we all enjoyed Constance 
Blackstock's ('09) (Fac. '24-'36) message. 

As you know, your Scribe is a Director 
of the Greater Boston Lasell Club and as 
such for the past two years has been 
Chairman of the Rummage Sale for the 
benefit of its Scholarship Fund. This year 
we made $190.46 and it gave me a chance 
to talk with "Woolley," or Louise Wool- 
ley Morgan of T.V. fame, if you prefer. 
"Woolley" gave us a wonderful "plug" 
over her network and, through her, we 
were able to get more advertising on 
another station in Boston. She said, when 
we talked together, she didn't think she 
could make the Mid-Winter Reunion but 
would try. Thanks, Louise, for the help- 
ing hand ! 

Along in the first part of October your 



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Scribe had an announcement of the open- 
ing on October 15th of the Pinedale Stu- 
dio, Handcrafts Exchange, at 138 Bancroft 
Ave., Reading, Mass. This is the shop of 
our own Margaret Bullock Reed. I haven't 
been over to see it yet but it is open af- 
ternoons and evenings on Tuesdays, 
Thursdays and Fridays. Let's meet over 
there some day, what do you say? 

Your Scribe is again on the editorial 
staff of "Appalachia" which is published 
twice a year by the Appalachian Moun- 
tain Club, and a member of the General 
Outings Committee as well (this commit- 
tee sponsors all the trips and excursions 
of this club). As there are some 4000 
members of this organization you can 
imagine the amount of work this commit- 
tee accomplishes. Your Scribe has just 
been re-elected Trustee for three years of 
the Eastern Star Chapter to which she be- 
longs. She is very active in politics in 
Newton and is a diligent and interested 
member of the furniture re-finishing class 
to which she belongs. When your Scribe 
gets so she can't go to business in Boston 
she thinks she will open a furniture resto- 
ration shop nearby Margaret Bullock 
Reed's handcraft studio. All members of 
'23 take note! 

There is one thing to which I wish to 
call your attention however. I have had a 
response from some of you to the request 
for contributions to the Dorothy Merwin 
Brown Scholarship Fund, but it seems to 
me that there are many of you who may 
have forgotten to send in your donations. 
Won't you please send something to me, 
even though it may be small, in order that 
we may establish this as a working fund 
at the College? Frankly, we must have 
more than we now have on hand. If each 
of you who has not contributed could send 
at least two dollars we would be able to 
start this fund rolling! Think it over, 
read the edition of the Leaves which car- 
ried the story of our reunion and the start- 
ing of this fund and then get out your pen 
and checkbook and send a contribution to 
me, won't you? My address is at the top 
•of this column. 

When you send that check or money 
order, just enclose a line or two about 
what you are now doing. We'd all like to 
hear from you. 



1924 

Mrs. E. C. M. Stahl 

(Edith Clendenin), Secretary 

Box 43, Chappaqua, N. Y. 



Helen B. Perry, Assistant 
172 Porter St., Melrose 76, Mass. 

reunion: The Class of 1924's 30th re- 
union will be held at the Pillar House on 
Saturday, June 5th. There will be a get- 
together at 12:30, and a luncheon at 1:00 
p.m. 

1925 

Estelle L. Jenney, Secretary 
10 Dana St., Cambridge, Mass. 

Mrs. H. B. Hills 

(Martha Wilcox), Assistant 

12 Bertrand Rd., Auburndale, Mass. 

in memoriam: Jane Luscomb Hutchinson 
x-'25 at St. Vincent Hospital, Worcester, 
Mass. She was the daughter of the late 
Caroline Church Lusombe '93-'94. After 
attending Lasell she trained for nursing at 
Fall River City Hospital. She was a mem- 
ber of Sutton Women's Club. She is sur- 
vived by her father and husband. 
other news: Christine Chamberlin Ken- 
ney (Mrs. George P.) writes that she miss- 
es the East at times, even after seven years 
in California. Her new address is 5 South 
13th St., San Jose 12, California. 

Glenna E. Bullis has moved to 1420 
Washington Heights, Ann Arbor, Mich. 

Martha Fish Holmes is justly proud of 
son, Eddie, who won the New England 
discus championship last May when he was 
a sophomore at Bates College. 

By way of the "grapevine," we have 
heard that Jessie Matteson Ray's husband 
has written a book soon to be published, 
entitled "Life with Jessie." This will be 
of special interest to every "twenty-fiver." 



1926 

Mrs. Elmer J. Bloom 
(Mariesta Howland), Secretary 
307 Crestwood Dr., Peoria, 111. 

Well, that little "jogging of the elbow" 
I gave you all, anticipating a "spate" of 
news via Christmas cards and holiday let- 
ters, didn't work out too marvelously, so, 
if you find that most of our "tidbits" 
come from what I might term the Faithful 
Half-Dozen, you must regard it not as 
favoritism on my part, but just lack of 
bulletins from all the rest of you! 

A long and delightful screed from Helen 
("Double-Cream") Duncan Peterson did 
come in and, as it is designed to make up 



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for two years of "long time no write" as 
she herself puts it in the pidgin English of 
the servants around her in Honolulu, I can 
only give you excerpts. But how vivid are 
the excerpts ! Helen relates a marvelous 
sailboat trip in 1952 taken with two de- 
lightful Australians who had started a 
voyage from Sydney four years before, in 
their 45-ft. yacht, Silver Gull, built from 
the owner's own designs and then harbor- 
ing at the Hawaii Yacht Club. They in- 
vited Helen to make a cruise of the Hawai- 
ian Islands and they did Molokai and Maui 
rather thoroughly. She writes: "We went 
to see the Libby Pineapple Plantation on 
Molokai and to view the Kalaupapa Penin- 
sula with its famous leper colony situated 
at the foot of the precipitous but beautiful 
cliff trail. On the west coast of Maui we 
were taken on lovely rides, including a call 
at the old Lahainaluna School on the hill 
(oldest west of the Mississippi) and a ride 
to Wailuku, where I rented an automobile 
and drove around the northeast shore of 
Maui, along the beautiful Hana coast, then 
around Maleakala Mountain. We drove to 
the top of Haleakala (largest dormant vol- 
cano in the world) to see the crater and the 
rare silversword plants. 

"In October 1952 I attended the trien- 
nial Order of Eastern Star convention at 
Milwaukee, together with thirty other Ha- 
waii delegates. We were invited to open 
the convention with a holkuu parade — 
very colorful with gaily flowered and ruf- 
fled, fitted gowns, long-flowing trains, and 
flower leis flown to us from Hawaii. From 
there I went by train to Portsmouth, load- 
ed down with luggage, cameras and souve- 
nirs. My vacation was enhanced by a beau- 
tiful late autumn, still dressed in brilliant 
gold and auburn leaves." While Helen was 
on this "home leave" she visited Maine, 
enjoyed her parents, sisters and other rela- 
tives, and eventually took ship back to the 
Islands in time to resume work on Decem- 
ber 15th. 

Last July Helen was again in the United 
States when with 20 other Hawaiian dele- 
gates (mostly school teachers) she at- 
tended an Aviation Education Workshop 
in Boulder, Colo., sponsored jointly by the. 
National Civil Air Patrol and the Universi- 
ty of Colorado. And October 30th she was 
lucky enough to return yet again by Pan 
American tourist flight to Los Angeles, 
visit California relatives, and then fly on 
to Boston and to Portsmouth to celebrate 
the Golden Wedding of her parents. She 
goes on to say, "In addition to other activ- 
ities, I also took a very rigorous credit 
course at the University of Hawaii this fall, 
in 'Speech 297 — Communication in Human 
Relations' (just now finished) under Dr. 



Murray, Director of Speech at the Univer- 
sity of Denver. It consisted of speech, 
organization, psychology, role-playing, fo- 
rum, picture making and general semantics, 
and entailed far more home-study than I 
thought possible to crowd into my already 
over-crowded schedule; however, I man- 
aged to struggle through without a scratch, 
and now, for lack of a typist when needed 
for final finished form, I worked about 250 
hours' overtime within two months, in 
order to get my big report finished. I had 
to give up my job as Personnel Officer in 
the Hickham Squadron, CAP; however, I 
am still Public Information Officer in the 
newly-formed Air Education Group under 
National CAP Hqtrs. My tentative plans 
for 1955 are still VERY tentative, but in- 
volve a proposed two-month tour of South- 
ern Europe. Am also hoping to have Mother 
and Dad visit me in May — it should be 
their Golden Wedding trip ! Meanwhile, 
my best to all '26ers and Lasellites!" 

"Andy" (Anderson) Gage is a faithful 
correspondent too. She is as passionate a 
concert-goer as I am and we swop pro- 
grammes, commentaries, and musical chit- 
chat back and forth monthlv. She also, of 
course, continues to concertize and to ac- 
company for choral groups and her sister 
lone. We have just had a pleasant exchange 
of news, for I sent to her a dear friend of 
mine, Nilima Burn-Perry, half-Hindu, half- 
British (but now a naturalized American) 
whom I first introduced to Andy two years 
ago when Nilima was on a lecture tour dis- 
cussing India before college and club 
groups. As Nilima is now residing in San 
Francisco, she was able to get out to Sacra- 
mento for a delightful, lazy weekend with 
Dan and Andy before the barbecue fire- 
place at their home. Andy writes: "I'm 
sorry our reunion doesn't fall in 1955 for I 
plan to go east then and will be in Kanka- 
kee, 111., in April (a year from now), so 
will visit you then and perhaps we could 
have a reunion in Chicago too, with 
Brown-Brown, Barkie and Rothie." 

Speaking of "Brown-Brown" (Marion 
Brown Schlosser) I wish all you '26ers 
could see the cute shot which appeared in 
a feature article of the Joliet newspaper 
showing "Brown-Brown" (looking as chic 
and girlish as ever!) with her husband and 
two of their three children seated beside 
the portrait of her father, Horace Brown, 
Esq. The caption reads: "Mr. and Mrs. 
Louis J. Schlosser and their two daughters, 
Jane and Ann, shown with a portrait of 
Mrs. Schlosser's father, Horace H. Brown. 
The J. D. Brown Drug Store, owned by the 
Schlossers, is now in its 110th year and was 
founded by Mrs. Schlosser's grandfather." 

Betty Johnson Coffin has been up from 



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Virginia again to visit her old favorite, the 
Bay State, and was the guest of my old 
friend, Mrs. Malcolm Wilder, at Scituate, 
Mass. 

And that's it, girls — except that you'll all 
probably be rather intrigued to learn that 
ever since January I've been hotly involved 
in a battle with the School Board here, 
heading a group called Citizens for Better 
Schools, attacking a bad budget, authoring 
Forum letters in the newspapers, delivering 
speeches, appearing on radio panels — and 
all of it culminated in our seeking out a 
woman candidate for School Board. (Pe- 
oria has never had one, strange to say, for 
Massachusetts towns had them many years 
before woman suffrage even; both my 
mother and my grandmother were School 
Board members!) I had to decline the can- 
didacy myself for many reasons, but we set- 
tled upon a fine, intelligent woman and 
we're now campaigning like all get-out to 
vote her into the picture on April 13th! No 
wonder I've had no time to write personal 
letters or even to deliver my dramatic nar- 
rative, "Mama Makes Beautiful Music" 
(not so highbrow, girls, just gay!). I stop 
typing articles long enough to type scripts 
for Prescott's play (yes, he's at it again) 
which he's writing for the Sixth grade tea ! 
And Miss Maris is the only freshman to 
"make" the Ferry Hall Honor Roll! 

1927 

Mrs. David Rosen 
(Rosalie Brightman), Secretary 

8 Still St., Brookline 46, Mass. 

The Class extends deepest sympathy to 
Marion Rice Severson x-'27 and to Rosalie 
Brightman Rosen. Marion's husband died 
at the Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Jan- 
uary. He was vice president of the Welles- 
ley National Bank, and, although a native of 
Norway, had lived in Wellesley for 44 
years. He was also a member of the Wel- 
lesley Lodge of Masons. Besides his wife 
he leaves a son and two brothers. Rosalie's 
father died on April 17th, 

Minerva Damon Ludewig and her Joe, 
still travel-minded after their gay small- 
boat cruise of Chesapeake Bay last Septem- 
ber, set out at the end of January for ten 
carefree days in Bermuda, where they rent- 
ed motor bikes and completely covered the 
Islands. Minerva writes: "I spilled once, 
but survived it." Admiral Joe's specialty at 
the University of Pittsburgh is metallurgy, 
but he has a hundred other hobbies and in- 
terests and when the Ludewigs someday 
quit university life, this gifted ex-Naval 
officer and our Minerv' won't know wheth- 




Rosalie Brightman Rosen and Esther 

Josselyn, '27's Class Secy, and 

Class Agent 

er to concentrate on sailing, gardening, 
golfing, movie-making or collecting exotic 
weapons and model boats ! 

Had a wonderful letter from Elinor Day 
Conley with news of great interest to all. 
"First of all, I was married last August 
15th to William J. Conley, then of Boston, 
and also employed by the Boston Public 
Library, as you know I am. We were mar- 
ried very quietly at my home because of my 
father's recent death and my mother's ill- 
ness at the time. Father died in April, and 
Mother in September, so you see I have had 
a mixture of happiness and sadness in the 
last year. Both my parents had long, diffi- 
cult illnesses, and it would have been al- 
most unbearable for me except for the help 
and comfort of my husband, both before 
and after our marriage. We are living at 
present in my home, 14 Ashmont Pk., Mel- 
rose, Mass., which is terribly impractical 
because it is a ten-room house. But I can't 
bring myself to leave it just now, so we 
rattle around in its vastness and later on 
when we begin to do more entertaining, we 
will really enjoy having so much space. I 
am continuing with my work, am still 
Branch Librarian at the Dorchester Branch, 
which means quite a trip each day. But I 
don't mind it too much and should really 
miss it very much if I gave it up. Hope to 
see you, perhaps at the Midwinter Lunch- 
eon." All of '27 wishes Elinor great happi- 
ness ! 

Had a note from Esther Josselyn in 
which she said she had received a note 
from Sister Miriam Ruth (Ruth Hutton) 
who is fine and whose present address is: 
St. Mary's Convent, Peekskill, N. Y. She 
would greatly enjoy hearing from any of 
our classmates and we hope this address 
will speed some mail. Ruth mentioned that 
Tommy Holby Howze — whose husband is 
Col. Charles N. Howze — is now in Tokyo. 



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The Mid-winter Reunion luncheon was a 
great success and boasted several '27ers 
present, part of a fine attendance to greet 
Miss Blackstock '09 who was the guest 
speaker. 

We were indeed fortunate to have 
known, and many of us to have studied 
with. Miss Blackstock. Her delightful talk 
on "Life in Pakistan" kept us all en- 
thralled. 

Sat next to Edith Bronstein Silverman — 
looking as chic as ever — from whom I 
learned that her son Richard graduated 
from M. I. T. and was married in 1952. 
Also that son Donald is a sophomore at 
Brown, on the staff of the Brown Radio and 
TV Station and vice-president of his class. 

Marjorie Maxfield Smith (Mrs. Wil- 
liam) writes, "I still carry on my organ 
work to some extent — am assistant organ- 
ist in the Episcopal Church here, and have 
played at other churches in town when they 
needed someone in a hurry. Also do part- 
time secretarial work in our church office. 
Served a term of two years as president of 
our Music Club, and I'm glad that's over. 
The only Lasell friend I hear from is Esther 
Josselyn, and you see her more often than 
I do. Sorry I'm so late in answering, but 
January too is an especially busy time of 
year for me, as I do other secretarial work 
then." Her address is P.O. Box 342, Lake 
Wales, Fla. 

Do send pictures and bits of news for us 
all to share. It's so much more fun to find 
something to read under '27. 

1928 

Lillian G. Bethel, Secretary 
Waltham Hospital, Waltham, Mass. 

A nice note from Mildred Chapman 
Clements in January says, "John and I are 
finding this year a little on the rugged side 
with Bob and Dave both at Dartmouth. 
You have a freshman there (at Lasell), 
Sally Sherman (whose grandmother, Mar- 
tha Fowler Sherman '84-'86, also attended 
Lasell, incidentally), who went to high 
school with Dave, my youngest. Regret- 
tably I have no daughters, so I've sort of 
lost track of girls' schools. However, Lasell 
has my best wishes always!" Mildred's ad- 
dress is 965 Spruce St., Winnetka, 111. 

Cynthia Rublee, daughter of Evelyn Ladd 
Rublee, has received a DAR award. She 
was selected Good Citizenship Girl at 
Enosburg Falls (Vt.) High School and was 
chosen by the faculty and members of the 
senior class on the basis of her dependabil- 
ity, patriotism, cooperation and citizen- 
ship throughout high school. Upon her 



completion of high school, Cynthia plans 
to enter the nursing profession. She expects 
to receive her training at the Mary Fletcher 
Hospital School of Nursing. Our congratu- 
lations to Cynthia and to her mother and 
father ! 

Doris Eitapence MacDonald (H.S. '25- 
'26) writes that Haru Tokito Matsuda has 
a new address: c/o Rev. H. Yamamoto, 
Sapporo Nazarene Church, W. 12 S.16, 
Sapporo, Hokkaido, JAPAN. "Haru writes 
that her two sick children are much better. 
Yoko, the youngest, is 13 years old now 
and not in bed all the time as she was. The 
child is catching up on her mischief, which 
I think is rather cute. Kaz, the 21-year-old 
boy, is in a Nazarene college in Tokyo and 
will probably come to this country to study 
when he finishes there." 

Peg Woods was the first California La- 
sellite to welcome Phyllis Rafferty Shoe- 
maker '22 to the West Coast. Her nice let- 
ter came after she saw in the Leaves that 
Phyllis was coming out to the Coast. Peg 
reported the distressing fact that she was 
in an automobile accident last year. After 
a long hospitalization due to a back injury, 
she is now much improved. 

1929 

Mrs. Allan Van De Mark 

(Phyllis Beck), Secretary 
28 Maple St., Lockport, N. Y. 

reunion: Our 25th reunion is here! We'll 
be looking for you on Saturday, June 5th. 
Plans are to get together at Bragdon at 
noon, and our luncheon is scheduled at 1 :00 
p.m. at the Wellesley Inn. We'll be seeing 
you! 

married: Matilda Franks x-'29 to Harry 
Cohl. They are living at 239 Clinton Rd., 
Brookline, Mass. 

Madoline Mears x-'29 to Robert Gran- 
ton. Their address is: 27 Lawrence St., 
Haverhill, Mass. 

Ellen Zacharias to Ben Cullen, on Octo- 
ber 10, 1953. The Cullens are living at 
837 Grange Rd., Teaneck, N. J. 
other news: The Class of 1929 wishes to 
extend deepest sympathy to Betty Wells 
Tuttle whose father, Henry G. Wells, died 
at the age of 74 in Newton, N. H. A civic 
leader and former member of the Public 
Utilities Commission of Massachusetts, Mr. 
Wells had also been a former representa- 
tive and senator. At the time of his death 
he was serving with the Public Utilities De- 
partment of the State of New Hampshire. 
Flags were at half-staff during the funeral 
service at the state capitols in Massachu- 
setts and New Hampshire and both legisla- 
tures were recessed. 



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Classmates will be glad to hear that 
Marjorie Billings is improving. In April 
she was allowed to be out of the iron lung 
three times a day for one and a half hours, 
and can dangle her feet. She is, of course, 
still in the hospital (Massachusetts General 
Hospital in Boston), and would thoroughly 
enjoy receiving letters and notes. 

Kay Braithwaite Woodworth reports, 
"Your 25th Reunion Committee plans to 
meet again in May to complete plans for 
June 5th. Harriet Hewins Sanderson will 
be our hostess this time at her most attrac- 
tive home in Wellesley Hills. Those of you 
who attended our 20th reunion will recall 
how Harriet and her sons worked so en- 
thusiastically to make our day a success. 
George, Harriet's eldest son, is now in the 
Army, while John is attending Babson Col- 
lege. Page, her husband, is particularly in- 
terested in scouting. In her quiet way, Har- 
riet is not only a loyal worker and sup- 
porter of Lasell, but her many community 
and home projects keep her working over- 
time. 

It has been grand to hear from all of you 
'29ers. We are sorry that many of you can't 
be with us in June, but we will promise to 
give you a good account of all that hap- 
pens. I want to thank 1 all the members of 
the reunion committee for their wonderful 
help and support in planning a memorable 
day." 

1930 

Mrs. Reginald W. Holt 

(Helen Roberts), Secretary 

101 Hope St., Stamford, Conn. 

We extend our sincere sympathy to Elsie 
Morse Locke x-'30 on the death of her 
father, J. Ellison Morse. 

Winnifred Felch Leech is now living at 
517 Wheaton Rd., Ft. Sam Houston, Tex. 

1931 

Mrs. H. S. Monroe 

(Karin Eliasson), Secretary 

4800 Chevy Chase Blvd., Chevy Chase, Md. 

One of your class secretary's sincere 
New Year's resolutions is that she will en- 
deavor to have news of the Class of 1931 
in each Leaves issue. Now that we are very 
happily settled at 4800 Chevy Chase Blvd., 
Md., for two and possibly three years, there 
should be more opportunity to keep in 
touch with the "girls" of '31 whom I hold 
very dear. For the past two years we have 
been very much en route from Connecticut, 




Miss Blackstock talking to 

Eleanor McKenney Black '30 

at Boston Midwinter Luncheon 



to Virginia, to Maine, to California in 
April of this year returning in November 
to Washington. 

En route out to the Coast in April we 
had a wonderful visit with Ginny Hinshaw 
Wilks and her grand family. Tried to con- 
tact Betty Condit Kessel, but to no avail. 
However, did have a lovely Christmas mes- 
sage from Betty and family and they are all 
fine. Had planned to stop in and see Ruth 
Rohe Smith and family in Westminster, 
Colo., but my Hank had word that he 
should return to his ship as soon as pos- 
sible so we had to travel on. We did enjoy 
California so very much, even living in a 
Quonset hut just outside the Alameda 
Naval Air Station. Called on Carolyn 
Stuart Drange '38 in San Francisco and en- 
joyed meeting her fine family; also talked 
many times with Marjorie Naquin Hoogs 
in Oakland who used to live in Dillingham 
but missed seeing her. When we went 
down to San Diego, we had an all too short 
but wonderful reunion with Esso Sosman 
'36 and Peg Jones Howry '38 and her fam- 
ily. Would really have liked to stay on the 
West Coast for a little longer time, but we 
will be going back, no doubt. 

Our trip back across country was again 
just perfect even with a newly-acquired 
puppy, a long-haired dachshund, which 
Hank brought back from Japan. Since 
arriving in Maryland, I've been delighted 
to know that there are a number of Lasell 
girls in the vicinity. Attended a monthly 
Lasell meeting and met many "old" and 
"new" Lasell friends. 

Was especially pleased to receive a 
letter recently from Marion Johnson x-'31, 



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Children of Jeanette Jahn Warren '31 



who lives in Pearl River, N. Y., telling 
that she thinks of the girls of '31 often 
and is now in charge of the Note Depart- 
ment of the First National Bank in her 
home town. She would enjoy hearing from 
Lasell friends. 

Please, classmates of '31, let us try to 
make this a year of keeping closer in touch 
with one another. I promise I shall do 
my best. Please drop me a card now and 
then, or better still, stop by and see us. 
other news: Ruth Bee Jackson's address 
is now: c/o Richard Bee, Upland Dr., 
Greenwich, Conn. 

Ruth Jones Stewart x-'31 is now living 
at 911 Fuller S. E., Grand Rapids, Mich. 
She writes, "Have lived here three years 
now and like Michigan very much. No 
particular news except we're in the process 
of getting our oldest girl ready for college 
in the fall. Wish I could make a Lasellite 
out of her but she's co-educationally 
minded at this point. Saw Betty Way 
Kendall not too long ago for the first 
time in years. It was such fun!" 

Helen Taylor Caldwell x-'31 is at Deer 
Run Rd., Woodbridge, Conn. Helen writes, 
"Have two boys, 7 and 12. Am kept busy 
being Junior Red Cross Chairman in 
Woodbridge, plus Cancer Drive. Cor- 
respond with Dot Hayward Sutherland '29 
and see quite a bit of Nancy Skiff '33." 



other news: A letter from Carolyn 
^proat Spigner from Valley Falls, N. Y., 
in January says, "We announced Earlene's 
(x-'53) engagement to Thomas Black of 
Springneld, Pa., last week. She has a good 
job with the Refrigeration Discount Co. 
of Upper Darby, Pa. The wedding will 
take place as soon as Tom makes a 
trip to Europe for his company (Sun Oil). 
Probably it will be sometime in May if he 
gets a transfer to another branch of the 
company by that time. I get a little weak 
when 1 think of all the work connected 
with a wedding but I suppose I'll survive. 

"Helen Fitch Foley certainly has done 
herself proud. I gave up the race when 
I got to five though I wish I could have an- 
other boy. Guess I'll wait for a grandson. 

"Ann Paxton Wildman has been in the 
hospital in Cincinnati for minor surgery. 
I am hoping to visit her before Earlene's 
wedding if I can get away. 

"Barbara Briggs wrote me a note at 
Christmas time. She is still working in 
the bank in Ashaway and hopes to get 
to the next reunion. 

"I called on Edith Parsons Booth last 
June when I went out to graduation. She 
was very nice about having her huskies 
(she raises them) perform for my chil- 
dren. Her younger children were in bed 
when we finally located her but we enjoyed 
meeting her son who is a big help to her 
with the dogs." 



1933 

Mrs. E. M. Clark 
(Ruth Stafford), Secretary 

11 A Mayflower St., W. Hartford, Conn. 

Mrs. E. H. Place, Jr. 

(Barbara Edmands), Assistant 

27 Hancock Hill Dr., Worcester, Mass. 

born: To Ruth Stafford Clark, a son, 
James Kendall, on January 29, 1954. This 
is Ruth's second child. Her daughter, 
Jeanne, will be four in May. 



1932 



1934 



Mrs. H. R. Macy 

(Katharine Hartman), Secretary 

Cold Spring Harbor, N. Y. 

Natalie E. Park, Assistant 
73 Goden St., Belmont, Mass. 

born: To Helen Fitch Foley, her seventh 
child, a son, Richard James, on January 
H. 1954, weighing 8 lbs., 1 4 1/ 2 ozs. 



Mrs. R. A. Massey 
(Roberta Davis), Secretary 

975 Mohegan, Birmingham, Mich. 

reunion: The Class of '34 will meet at 
Winslow Hall at 1 1 :30 a.m. on Saturday, 
June 5th. Luncheon plans will be decided 
on at that time and any suggestions will 

he welcomed. 



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Lisa and Kristin, daughters of 

Betty Harrington Van Huysen '37. 

(See news of their new brother!) 



1935 

Mrs. Barbara K. Haskins 
(Barbara King), Secretary 

111 Wilcox Ave., Meriden, Conn. 

Mrs. Barbara H. Brewer 

(Barbara Ordway), Assistant 

Lasell Junior College, Auburndale, Mass. 

Our sincere sympathy to Eleanor 
Gebelein Greene whose mother died March 
10, 1954. 

Elizabeth Dupka Cupp x-'35 is now liv- 
ing at 31 Sagamore Rd., Bronxville, N. Y. 



1936 

Mrs. H. F. Cate, Jr. 
(Carolyn Young), Secretary 

130 Temple St., West Newton 65, Mass. 



also Lib Pomeroy Crafts in Indianapolis. 
She also talked to Marge Stuart Olds in 
Washington, D. C, on the phone. 

We have heard that Marion Mapes 
Duncan is in Japan. As of November 
1953, the Alumnae Office received the 
following address for her: 129 Winkler 
Dr., Houston, Tex. Does anyone know 
what the story is? 

Mary Murray Nash writes, "My boy, 
and only child, Peter, just celebrated his 
tenth birthday. We live very quietly. 
I'm just a housewife now, no more career. 
We love to go on auto trips, often to 
the less common places. Last summer, 
tired of Cape Cod, we 'did' the Hudson 
River Valley and just loved its countryside 
and slightly different 'flavor.' 

"We belong to the local P.T.A., and I 
have served on many committees, also 
participate in Mothers' Marches for polio 
drives. I am a den mother in the Cub 
Scouts. Peter is in my den, which is made 
up of ten noisy, wild boys, but I love them. 
Another mother is my assistant. 

"This past fall, my home economics 
training at Lasell came in handy again ! 
I was one of the 100 Pillsbury Baking 
Contest winners! I won $100, a General 
Electric Stratoliner range, and a G. E. 
Mixer, as well as a 3-day stay in New York 
at the Waldorf-Astoria to compete for the 
big money prizes. I didn't win the big 
money, but oh, what a marvelous time ! 
My husband went with me, and he was 
treated to all the banquets, etc., too. I 
was even on TV, too, and my friends now 
greet me with: 'Well, if it isn't Mrs. 
Television herself.' It was lots of fun, 
though. 

"I met so many girls from the West, 
Esso, that I am more than anxious to go 
out there. We're hoping to make that an 
auto trip in the future. How do you like 
it? I suppose you are a dyed-in-the-wool 
Californian by now!" 



born: To Lib Pomeroy Crafts, a daugh- 
ter, Marjory Anne, on November 29, 1953. 
other news: Ruth Buswell Isaacson (Mrs. 
Clarence G. G.). is now living at 10 Laurel 
Ave., Waltham, Mass. 

Nat Hutchison Germaine is enjoying her 
job with the Carpenter Steel Co. in Read- 
ing, Pa. Her daughter, Karin, is now 13, 
and Bobby attends the Cathedral Choir 
School of St. John the Divine in New 
York City. 

News from Ginny Johnston Loud reveals 
that Ginny took a trip last fall to Chicago 
and Indianapolis, and en route she saw 
"Bassie" Bassett MacMillan and her new 
daughter Nancy, in Park Ridge, 111., and 



1937 

Mrs. Charles A. Higgins, Jr. 
(Louise Tardivel), Secretary 
89 Woodland Rd., Auburndale, Mass. 

born: To Yvette Harrington Van Huysen, 
a son, William Theodore, on March 25, 
1054, at the Sanderson Memorial Hospital, 
Waltham, Mass. 

other news: Celeste R. Watson's address 
now is: Framingham State Teachers Col- 
lege, Framingham Center, Mass. 



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1938 

Mrs. R. R. Peters 
(Virginia Wilhelm), Secretary 

2316 Dixwell Ave., Hamden, Conn. 

Mrs. W. A. Pentheny, Jr. 
(Mildred Birchard), Assistant 

Dwight Rd., Holly Hill 
Marshfield, Mass. 

Ethel Kline x-'38 is now Mrs. Levine. 
Can anyone give us more information? 



1939 

Mrs. E. H. Harrington 

(Louisa Clark), Secretary 

399 Lexington St., Waltham, Mass. 

reunion: The Class of '39 will meet on 
Saturday, June 5th, at 12:30 p.m. at the 
Barn of the 1812 House, Framingham, on 
Route 9. The luncheon will be at 1:00 p.m. 
Married: Eleanor M. Kelley to Charles 
Peever. They are living at 243 Humphreys 
St., Swampscott, Mass. 

•other news: Our sincerest sympathy goes 
to Maxine Prouty Taylor x- 39 and her 
family on the death of her husband, Clar- 
ence E. Taylor. 

Nancy Hale Canning's new address is : 
384 Main St., Portland, Conn. 

Priscilla Schenck x- 39 was chairman of 
Radio Publicity for the Bridge and Canasta 
Party sponsored by the United Cerebral 
Palsy of Newton, Wellesley, and Weston, 
which was held at the Normandie Room 
of Norumbega Park on Friday, March 12th. 

A note from Allison Starr Elrod to Miss 
Beede at Christmastime says, "We are 




S&- , 






m 



Danny and Jane, children of 
Jean Shaw Keary '40 

living in a suburb of Cleveland and Har- 
old is a professor at Case Institute of Tech- 
nology in the Mechanical Engineering 
Department." She is the mother of "three 
wild Indians," two daughters and a son. 

1940 

Mrs. R. D. Sterling 
(Priscilla Sleeper), Secretary 

32 Rumford St., West Hartford, Conn. 

Mrs. H. T. Lodge 
(Ruth Sullivan), Assistant 

17 Hemlock Rd., 
Newton Upper Falls, Mass. 

born: To Shirley Van Wart Dane, a fifth 
son, Richard Nathan, on December 31, 
1953. 

1941 




Children of Ruth Fulton Griffin '38 



Mrs. J. W. Sheffer, Jr. 

(Janet Jansing), Secretary 

123 Garden Rd., Oreland, Pa. 

Virginia DeNyse, Assistant 
1060 Ocean Ave., Brooklyn 26, N. Y. 

married: Jane Abbott to John T. Wieder- 
hold in 1953- They are living in New 
York City. 

Kathryn Patton to Gordon Booth, in May 
1951. Their address is: R.F.D. #2, Box 
182, Watervliet, N. Y. 

born: To Norma Forsberg Burman, a 
daughter, Cynthia Norma, on March 13, 
1954. 

To Harriet Hanson Nelson, a daughter, 



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Peter (10), Pat and Jim (5J/ 2 )> 

and Doug (6|/ 2 ), children of 

Lu Lorion DeVries '41 



Nancy Jane, on February 16, 1954. 

To Anita Monge Nichols, a son, Craig 
Chandler, on March 22, 1954. 
other news: Jean Cooney Leitch is now 
living at 47 Shinnecock Rd., Nassau 
Shores, Massapequa, L. I., N. Y. 

Received a letter in January from Barbara 
Hover Lallou. It was grand hearing news 
of her and her family. They are living at 
1650 Dale Ave., Winter Park, Fla., and just 
love it. Barbara would love to hear from any 
Lasellite, particularly from our class if they 
should be down around Winter Park. The 
Lallous have three daughters: the oldest 
will enter Junior High next fall, the next 
girl is a year behind that, and the youngest 
is a four-year-old in nursery school. 

Mary Doig Nicholson and John were in 
New York City for a winter weekend. 
It was fun to see them both. 

One winter Saturday Gert Fischer en- 
tertained El Pfaff and Ginny DeNyse at the 
Fischers' new home in Lewisboro, N. Y. 
It was lovely, the home and the day. Gert 
and El had their pictures of their European 
jaunts, so we travelled through Europe all 
afternoon. That weekend El and Ginny 
decided to hop up to Stowe, Vt, over 
George Washington's birthday weekend. 
I may be wrong, but I thought a Lasell 
gal owned an Inn at Stowe. Do you know 
if that is so? 

Betty McGrath Brown writes that she 
and Bob have purchased a home. It's a 
red brick colonial and sounds wonderful. 
Betty is very happy and expects to move 
in around May 1st. Their new address is: 
660 Haven Ave., Hamilton, Ohio. 

Barbara Read Hurlburt's (x-'4l) mother 
advises us that Barbara was with her for 4 
months, leaving on January 21st with three 
children, Victor, 6; Pamela, 3; and Carolyn 
1, from New York by Pan American Air- 
lines to join her husband, Lt. Col. Dana 



F. Hurlburt, who is in Wiesbaden, Ger- 
many, for a probable three-year assign- 
ment. 

Sure wish more '4lers would drop us a 
line of their doings. 

1942 

Mrs. Vernon F. Cook 

(Mary Hurley), Secretary 

Dunn Garden Aprs., Bldg. B-C, Apt. 2 

281 Hoosick St., Troy, N. Y. 

Anne M. Lynch, Assistant 
1784 Washington St., Auburndale, Mass. 

born: To Mary Hurley Cook, a daughter 
Carolyn Marcia, on March 1, 1954. She 
weighed 7 lbs., 11 oz. 

To Katherine Nannery Carr, a daugh- 
ter, Gail, on January 19, 1954. 

To Jayne O'Rourke Gaffney, a daughter, 
Mary Elizabeth ("Betsy"), on January 
23rd, weighing 6 lbs., 6 oz. Jayne's other 
children are: Karen, 7V2, Judy and Jan, 
6; and Ellen, 3^2 yrs. 

To Dorothy Quilty Flynn, a daughter, 
Doreen Terese, on July 16, 1953. 

To Ruth Turner Crosby, a second 
daughter, Barbara Gail, on March 2, 1954. 
other news: Phyllis Johnson Beach x-'42 
is now living at 420 Dean Rd., Waverly, 
Ohio. She writes, "We moved to Ohio 
from California last summer and expect to 
be with the atomic plant here until 1957, 
at which point we hope we'll return to 
California. Saw Muriel Topping Kelly 
x-'42 in Whittier, Calif., in '52. She had 
two children and looked well and happy." 

Barbara Murray Neyland x-'42 is now at 
6412 W. Lisbon Ave., Milwaukee, Wis. 
Barbara says she has two future Lasell 
girls. Her daughters are Sandy, 8 years, 
and Nancy, 1 year. 

Muriel Topping Kelly x-'42 is at 420 N. 
Painter Ave., Whittier, Calif. Muriel writes, 
"I taught 2nd grade four years, now I am 
just a housewife. My husband is director 
of athletics at Whittier Union High School. 
We have two children: Sheila, 7 years, and 
Johnny, 3 years. We enjoyed a visit from 
Phyllis Johnson Beach x-'42 and her hus- 
band last year." 

1943 

Mrs. M. F. Stoddard, Jr. 

(Nathalie Monge), Secretary 

28 Juniper Ave., Wakefield, Mass. 

Mrs. Joseph A. Marilley 

(Elizabeth McAvoy), Assistant 

81 Hawaii Ave., N. E., Apt. 202 

Washington, D. C. 

in me mori am: Lydia Lee Stallknecht Bar- 
rett x-'43 on Oct. 14, 1953, at her home 



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in Cedar Grove, N. J., after a four-month 
illness. She is survived by her husband, 
William, two sons (4!/ 2 years and 21 mos.), 
and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Stall- 
knecht. Contributions in her memory 
made to the American Cancer Fund would 
be greatly appreciated. Mr. and Mrs. 
Stallknecht's address is: P. O. Box 233, 
Essex Fells, N. J. 

engaged: Judith Foeley to Robert Earl 
Randall of Saugus, Mass. Mr. Randall is 
a graduate of the Cambridge School of 
Design and served with the Navy during 
World War II. A May wedding is 
planned. 

Betty Smith to Dr. William E. Ray of 
Horseheads, N. Y. Dr. Ray took his pre- 
medical training at Alfred University, 
Alfred, N. Y., and was graduated from 
Cornell University Medical School. He is 
on the staff of the Rawley Memorial Hos- 
pital. The wedding is planned for Mav 
8th. 

born: To Ruth Davenport Walker, a son. 
James Francis, Jr., on March 2nd, weigh- 
ing 8 lbs. Ruth's daughter is now two- 
and-a-half years old, and the Walkers still 
live at 44 Carroll Ave. in Islington, Mass. 

To Marilyn McKendry Keyes, a daugh- 
ter, Kathy, on Jan. 4, 1954. 

To Judy Morrison Sachs, a second child, 
first son, George Morrison, on Jan. 5, 1954. 

To Ann Preuss Olson, a third child and 
second son, Brian, on Oct. 27, 1953. 
other news: The College recently had a 
letter from Jean Nutt Oswald x-'43. She 
tells of her plans to move to New Eng- 
land with her two children in the near 
future. At the time she wrote she was 
working as assistant to the Secretary of the 
President at Keasbey and Mattison Co., 
asbestos manufacturers, in Ambler, Penn. 
She says it has been a challenge and a 
wonderful opportunity to gain practical 
experience. When she wrote, her address 
was: Forrest Gardens, Apt. #7B, Ambler, 
Penn. 

new addresses: Helen Buchholtz Church 
(Mrs. Maynard L.) is living in Stafford, 
N. Y., where she and her husband have 
built a new home. They have one little 
girl, Charlotte Nancy, age five. 

The Alumnae Office recently received a 
letter from Bertha Simpson x-'43 in which - 
she said that she had lost contact with her 
roommate, Patricia Whiteoak Stuart (Mrs. 
Richard M.) and would like her address. 
It is: 2^0 Ocean Ave., Marblehead, Mass. 
We learned from this that Bertha is now 
a nurse, living at 716 Union St., Bangor, 
Me. We are sure your friends would cn- 
jov hearing more news of you, Bertha. 

Ruth Sayce Ferguson (Mrs. Lawrence 
M.. Jr.) has moved from Greenwood, 
Mass., to 9 Maiden Lane, Lynnfield Centre, 
Mass. 




Jeff (in December), son of 
Betty McGrath Brown '41 



1944 

Mrs. Leonard Wolfe, Jr. 
(Jane Mehaffey), Secretary 
34 High St., Lancaster, N. H. 

Mrs. James Stauffer 
(Barbara Coudray), Assistant 

19 Malvern Ave., Richmond 21, Va. 

reunion: The Class of '44 will hold their 
reunion at The Meadows, Framingham, 
on Route 9. Get-together at 12:00 and 
lunch at 1 :00 p.m. 

other news: Nancy Church Richards 
x-'44 has a son, Stanton Grant, who is now 
16 months old. 

Barbara Goodwin Flint and family have 
bought a new home and their address is: 
64 Stratford Rd., Melrose, Mass. 

1945 

Mrs. Cai.vin R. Carver 

(Emma Gilbert), Secretary 

*>2 Forest Dr., Short Hills Village, 

Springfield, N. J. 



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Mrs. Robert Jacobssen 
(Louise Long), Assistant 

7-14 Mansfield Dr., Fair Lawn, N. J. 

married: Phyllis Kenney to Richard P. 
Anthony, on February 27, 1954. Their 
address is: 15 Prentiss St., Cambridge, 
Mass. 

Marilyn McNie to William T. Middle- 
brook of Newtonville, Mass., on January 
2, 1954, at the Second Congregational 
Church in West Newton. Among the 
bridesmaids were Nancy Bacon Johnson 
and Annette Saacke Cherry. Mr. Middle- 
brook attended the Fessenden School, Phil- 
lips Academy, Andover, and Trinity Col- 
lege. He served as a lieutenant in the 
Naval Reserve for three and a half years 
during World War II, and is now Admin- 
istrative Assistant at William Carter Co. 
After a wedding trip to Bermuda, Nassau 
and Miami, they are now living at 109 
Farwell St., Newtonville, Mass. 
born: To Ann Cook Mahar, a daughter, 
Ann Elizabeth, on December 16, 1953. The 
Mahars' present address is : 4 Centennial 
Dr., Syracuse, N. Y. 

To Jeanne Gilbert Bender, a son, Daniel 
Robert, on February 26, 1954. 
other news: Lynn Metzger Pharo reports 
that nearly-year-old Johnny is fast catching 
up to four-year-old Jo Anne. She and 
Warren are V.P.'s of the Couples' Club 
for the year; Lynn is attending a Child 
Study Group and the Service League of 
the church; Warren is a Trustee of the 
church, the Moorestown Improvement 
Association and the Y's Men's Club besides 
his time-consuming job in charge of a 
Chevrolet Salesroom (which has just been 
installed in a huge, new building on one 
of the main highways near Moorestown). 
An odd "Lasell touch" is the fact that 
Warren's "boss" is brother-in-law of Ruth 
Rawlings Mott '21 (and Lynn reports that 
they couldn't be nicer or more thought- 
ful). 

Carolyn Quance Simmons writes, "Our 
second daughter, Sally Anne, was born last 
July 18th. We moved into a lovely eight- 
room house last November and life has just 
been one big rush ever since getting set- 
tled and ready for the holidays. Allen is 
an engineer with the National Carbon Co. 
here and, though Fostoria hasn't much to 
offer except trains, we have made lots of 
friends." Their new address is: 654 
North Poplar St., Fostoria, Ohio. 
new addresses: Stella Depoian Tatian has 
moved into their newly built home at 57 
Lexington Ave., Bradford, Mass. 

Janet Eaton Maynard and family have 
recently moved into their new home at 15 
Cabot St., Winchester, Mass. Their two 
little girls are Cary Eaton, age 7, and 



Becky Ayer, age 4. 

Renee Griffiths Greason x-'45 has moved 
from Wakefield to 10 Forest St., Cam- 
bridge, Mass. 

1946 

Mrs. Payson B. Langley 

(Louise Pool), Secretary 

26 N. Broadway, Red Hook, N. Y. 

Elizabeth M. Kendall, Assistant 
37 West 10th St., New York, N. Y. 

married: Audrey Day to John G. Norris, 
on July 3, 1953. Mr. Norris attended the 
University of Indiana and Princeton, grad- 
uating in the Class of 1948. He is now 
production manager for Gallup and Robin- 
son. They are making their home at 620 
W. 149th St., New York, N. Y. 

Judith Greenough to John Udaloy of 
Belmont, Mass., on Dec. 27, 1953. Mr. 
Udaloy is a graduate of Harvard College 
and Harvard School of Business Adminis- 
tration. His affiliations include the Fox 
club, Speakers club, Hasty Pudding club 
and Harvard club of Boston. Judith writes 
that they have a nice apartment at 103 
Cushing Ave., Belmont, Mass. 
born: To Marjorie Norris Harris, a daugh- 
ter, Mary Louise, on Feb. 27th, in Hart- 
ford, Conn. Marjorie also has two sons. 

To Barbara Rudell Garvin, a daughter, 
on January 1st, in New York, N. Y. 

To Constance Woods McCarty, a son, 
Philip Woods, on June 23, 1952. Her 
husband, Edward, is a claim adjuster for 
Trans. Mutual Ins. Co. They are living 
at 21 Fredette Rd., Newton Centre. 
other news: Many thanks to Lynn 
Blodgett Hall for her newsy letter which 
included the following: "We had a New 
Year's Eve partv and we managed to get 
a few of the old Lasell gang out. Connie 
Wilbur Dowden, Moo Ross Benshimol and 
Helen Richter Hanson plus husbands 
helped ring in the New Year. 

"Dorie Crathern French is living at 9 
Spruce St., Shrewsbury, Mass., now. She 
has three children, Billy, five years, Penny, 
three years, and their new baby, Jimmv. 
about six months old. We see Dorie and 
Art quite often, usually for supper and ; 
bridge game. 

"Mickey Magnusson Megroz wrote she 
and Pete and Kathy, two and a half years, 
moved into their new ranch-style home 
and really love it. Their address is: 1505 
Raleigh Rd., Mamaroneck, N. Y. 

"Bob and Anne Blake Perkins have taken 
an apartment at 33 Grace St., Maiden, 
Mass. Rose Emer Bucalo sent a cute card 
from the four of them. She has two chil- 
dren, Stephanie and Bruddy. Aileen Par- 



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rish Smith sent an adorable picture of her 
three, Rhonda, Randall and Ronald. Betty 
Renison Ballard writes her husband, Reg, 
was promoted to police Sgt. and they have 
a new house at 22 Roosevelt St., Glen 
Head, L. I. Betty and Reg visited Evie 
Hillis Sirles in Virginia last spring. Carol 
Cooley also visited Evie. Evie has three 
daughters; her youngest, Kathleen, was 
born on June 24th. Ginny Terhune Her- 
som is still in East Lansing, Mich., where 
Mike is studying to be a Veterinarian. 
He'll be finished in a little under three 
years and then they will be back in New 
England. 

"My Susan and David are growing up 
so fast. Sue starts kindergarten next 
September — it doesn't seem possible. Who 
knows, perhaps I have a future Lasellite ! 
She's quiet in her play, loves paper dolls 
and coloring and paint books, and es- 
pecially playing house with dolls and her 
neighborhood friends — a typical little girl. 
Dave, on the other hand, is very devilish. 
He's always on the go, loves cowboys and 
guns, and especially his new tool box." 

Lynn and Sherman are still living at 59 
Ripley St., Newton Centre, and we're glad 
she's keeping in touch with so many class- 
mates and grateful for all the news. 

Jan Garland Wilson and Lee Pool 
Langley and their husbands got together 
for dinner at Lee's Red Hook, N. Y., home 
in February. Jan is still living in Schenec- 
tady. 

Jacqueline Riley Walsh (Mrs. Joseph 
J.) has moved to 115 Barnard Ave., Water- 
town, Mass. 

Kay Wilson Rooney has moved to 114 
Charles St., Auburndale, Mass. 



1947 



Gloria Sylvia, Secretary 
411 W. 24th St., New York 11, N. Y. 

Mrs. S. G. Brush 
(Lois Kenyon), Assistant 
Woodstock Valley, Conn. 

engaged: Nancy Stupak to Eugene Kane 
Parker of Fitchburg, Mass. After Lasell- 
Nancy graduated from Marietta College 
and is studying for her master's degree. 
Her fiance was graduated from Massachu- 
setts School of Art. 

Sally Waters to Lt. Donald Ruthven 
Eaton, U.S.A. F., of Burlington, N. C. He 
attended Riverside Military Academy in 
Georgia, and received his B.A. degree from 
M.I.T. He has recently returned from a 
year's tour of duty in Japan and Korea 
where lie served with the Transport Car- 
rier Command. He is now stationed at 



the Charleston Air Base, S. C. The wed- 
ding is planned for June. 
married: Marcia Frandsen to George 
Blanchard, in Brooklyn, April 10th. Ginny 
Quinn was one of the bridesmaids. 

Ruth Redden to Rev. Stanley Decker, in 
October, 1953. Their address is: 1180 
Main St., Acushnet, Mass. 
born: To Eloise Chang Wong, a daugh- 
ter, Bonnie Jean, on Nov. 4, 1953. Her ad- 
dress is: 3419 Kahawahi Dr., Honolulu, 
Hawaii. 

other news: Got a letter from Betsy 
Frew. She is living here in N. Y. at 1216 
First Ave., Apt. 2-J. After graduating 
from Lasell, Betsy graduated from Penn. 
State, and then took merchandising at 
Swarthmore. She's now on the staff at 
B. Altman's. She wrote that she often sees 
Betsey Gavitt when she comes to N. Y. on 
buying trips, and also that she went to a 
party in the Village given by Doris Smith, 
shortly after she (Betsy) returned from a 
vacation in Phoenix, Ariz. Betsy also re- 
called how she met, quite by chance, some 
two months ago, Sally Shafer who was just 
back in the States after live years in Eu- 
rope. She and her parents were on their 
way to Seattle, Wash. Let's hope that 
Sally will find time to write the Leaves 
about her experiences overseas. In the 
meantime, thanks, Betsy, for your letter. 

Dotty Hinchliffe sent long-awaited news 
of herself recently. She has been Mrs. Al- 
bert Camire since June 1951. Her hus- 
band is a Staff Sgt. in the Air Force, now 
stationed at Tinkers Base in Oklahoma. 
In the meantime, Dotty is visiting with her 
parents at 4 Warlock St., New Britain, 
Conn. Most of her three years of marriage 
were spent in Great Falls, Mont., with 
more recent brief stays in Biloxi, Miss., and 
Chanute Field, 111. In each of these places 
Dotty was able to work in large stores, 
making use of her retailing training. 

Ginny Quinn recently returned from 
several months in Europe, and in May she 
and Joan FitzGerald may be taking a trip 
to Bermuda. Jean FitzGerald Fitzpatrick 
is living in Harrisburg and often sees 
Meriam Rainey Krusen, Ginny reports. 
Ginny's address is 31 Emerald St., Hing- 
ham, Mass. 

The accompanying photo came from Jane 
Upton Perkins, along with several items of 
news. It was taken Christmas Eve, and 
from the grins, two-year-old Jeff and his 
nine-year-old stepsister, Sandy, look as if 
thev had great expectations. Jane has been 
active in the New Hampshire Lasell Club, 
and also in the local Parents Association 
working to help build a new senior high 
school in Concord. Jane lives at S 1 /? 
Waller St. She sent the following address 
for Rose Marie Cote Butler: 282 Pine St., 
LewistOtl, Me. Also Marilyn Isaacson 



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Jeffrey (23 mos.), son of Jane 

Upton Perkins '47, and Sandy, 

his 9-yr.-old step-sister 

Simonds: Hamel St., Lewiston, Me. Jane 
reports, too, that she often sees Barbara 
Stickle on the TV show, "Animal Fair," 
and that she does a beautiful job. This 
sounds like fun, and I'd love to hear all 
about it from Barb herself. How about 
it, Barb? 

new addresses: Olga Diamond Lake 
(Mrs. Louis P.) has moved to 1033 Liberty 
St.. Springfield, Mass. 

Virginia Morss Eddy (Mrs. John P.) 
writes: "Daughter, Cheryl Ann, age 21 
months, is a future Lasellite, we hope. 
Not much other news excepting I would 
like to say I love Canada, have been here 
five years now and we have lots of snow 
at present. We are really snowbound this 
winter, but it's lots of fun and truly a 
skiers' paradise!" Her address is: 1320 
Ouimet St., Ville St. Laurent, Montreal 9, 
Quebec, Can. 

Marion Taylor Sanderson (Mrs. Alan 
N.), has moved from Alexandria, Va., to 
3127 Parkway Terrace Dr., Apt. #4, Suit- 
land, Md. 

1948 

Beryl N. Groff, Secretary 
24 Atwood St., Wellesley, Mass. 

Miriam Day, Assistant 
23 Woodhaven Rd., Waban, Mass. 

special announcement: You will be in- 
terested to know that Mim Day has been 
elected President of the Greater Boston 
Lasell Club for the '54-'55 term. Formal 
announcement was made in March at the 
Midwinter Reunion Luncheon. On behalf 
of vour classmates, congratulations, Mim! 
We're sure with vour leadership and the 
able assistance of the Board and members 



in this area, the Boston Club will experi- 
ence a fine year. 

Some of our other classmates in the 
Boston area have been in the news of the 
Greater Boston Club. We have, in addi- 
tion to Mim Day as Pres. (who, incidental- 
ly, is packing for a trip to Florida), Linn 
Kneller as Treas. (doing a wonderful job!), 
Berry Groff as Corres. Secy., and Carol 
Galligan and Mary Small on the Board of 
Directors. 

While the news about Clubs is at hand, 
perhaps some of you noticed in the last 
Leaves Sophia Sofronas' picture shown as 
Secy. -Treas. of the New Hampshire Lasell 
Club. There are many from the class who 
have been active in their clubs. Don't 
forget to read all the Club News to see 
what is going on. 

engaged: Joanne Block to Edgar C. Wil- 
kinson, III, of Smith's Parish, Bermuda. A 
spring wedding is planned, and Linn Knel- 
ler will be Jo's maid-of-honor. 

Betsy Curtis to Douglas Winquist, of 
Old Greenwich, Conn. Doug is a chemist. 
The wedding date is set for June 26th, in 
the First Congregational Church, Old 
Greenwich, Conn. Betsy took time out 
from planning her wedding to serve tea 
this spring to Jo Hanson Long, Jo's daugh- 
ter, and Betsy's future mother-in-law, and 
through this we learn that Betsy is becom- 
ing quite a cook. 

Anita Healey to John M. Riley, on Feb. 
14th. A June wedding is planned. 

Nancy O'Rourke to Roy R. Trevisan of 
Detroit, Mich. Mr. Trevisan, a graduate of 
the University of Detroit and Georgetown 
Law School, is now in the Army, stationed 
in Washington, D. C. The wedding is 
planned for May 15th in Danvers, Mass. 

Lois Anita Tackella to William Thad- 
deus Hunter of Wichita, Kans. Lois is a 
graduate of Katharine Gibbs School. Her 
fiance, a graduate of Kansas State College 
and an Army veteran, is a field engineer 
in the Far East with the Sperry Gyro- 
scope Co. 

mapried: Estelle Hollingworth to William 
R. Bathurst of Little Rock. Ark. She is 
presently employed as an artist with the 
Sage Allen Co. of Hartford, Conn., and 
they are making their home at 220 Hills 
St., E. Hartford, Conn. 

Betty Ann Mahoney to Harry F. Themal, 
on Feb. 25th. After a quiet evening cere- 
monv and small reception, the couple 
honeymooned in Virginia. They now have 
an apartment at 1302 Delaware Ave., Wil- 
mington, Del. Betty is working as a med- 
ical technician at the Memorial Hospital in 
Wilmington. Her husband is a gradu- 
ate of the University of Delaware and is 
now news director for WILM, the local 
radio station. 



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born: To Ginny Bowers Noyes, a daugh- 
ter, Marcia Ellen, on Jan. 14th. 

To Virginia Butt Grey x-48, a son, James 
Thomas, on Jan. 14th, weighing 7 lbs. 8 
oz. Virginia writes that little James shared 
the nursery in the New Delhi nursing home 
with three Indian babies, one Tibetan, 
one Indonesian and one English baby and 
adds, "Who said the U. N. was in New 
York.'" ihey are an re urning to the States 
soon and she asks that her mail be sent to 
260 Highland Ave., Arlington, Mass. 

To Betty Jane Culver Thomson, a daugh- 
ter, Brooke Culver, on Jan. 11th. Her new 
address is: 641 High St., Naugatuck, 
Conn. 

To Gloria Wurth Harrison, a daughter, 
Cynthia Louise, on Feb. 24th, weighing 
7 lbs., 7 oz. 

other news: Mary Detwiler Fides has 
written us that Aus (Austin) is a salesman 
for Publicker Industries in Philadelphia. 
Mary sounded very happy when she wrote 
and that was when they were looking for 
a place of their own. She must have found 
it for we have learned that her new ad- 
dress is: 115 Holly Dr., Holly Hill, Levit- 
town, Penn. 

A note from Florence Domenichella in 
February says, "A big hello ! Ran into 
Mary Tector at a press showing for the 
Syracuse Ornamental Co., makers of 
Syroco Wood, last week at the Gift and 
Art Center on Fifth Ave. Understand 
she is doing great things with an adver- 
tising firm in Utica. It was certainly a 
surprise, a wonderful one, meeting an 'old' 
classmate!" 

Paula Drake visited Boston in February 
and she, Mim Day, Linn Kneller and Berry 
Groff went out together for pizza. Paula 
had the gals quite interested in her recent 
fabulous experiences as a swimming in- 
structor at Camelback Inn, Phoenix, Ariz. 
She learned to swim in a hurry just be- 
fore leaving for Arizona and from reports 
enjoyed a successful season as instructor. 
Paula even entertained the guests with her 
guitar playing at the Inn's cookouts. 

A note from Gini Hall Anderson says, 
"Married life is wonderful and I'm enjoy- 
ing Northboro tremendously. Have got- 
ten in touch with two Lasellites in my • 
class — Sally Lindberg Hartnett (26 Mill- 
wood Rd., Shrewsbury) and Marcia Gilbert 
McGee (Hosmer St., Marlboro). . . . Did 
you know I've got a marvelous job as 
private secretary to the Director of Lab- 
oratories at the Worcester Foundation for 
Experimental Biology in Shrewsbury? I'm 
learning a whole new vocabulary!" As 
you probably know, Gini's address is 31 
Cedar Hill Rd., Northboro, Mass. 

Jo Hanson Long (one of our best cor- 
respondents) and hubbie, Ray, started their 




Susan (in October), daughter of 
Nancy Ramsey Alvey '48 



garden early this year by planting tomatoes 
in a little indoor greenhouse, and their 
deep freeze has provided many a vegetable 
from last year's crop. 

Barbara Rymer Cole is living with her 
mother and little girl, Pam, in Santa Maria, 
Calif., temporarily while hubbie, Bill, 
serves as Regimental Food Advisor on Koje 
Island. Bill plans and supervises meals 
for 8,000 men ! He'll certainly be able to 
gi\e Barb a hand in the kitchen when he 
returns ! 

new address: Carol Fay Smith (Mrs. 
Gurdon Jr.), is living at 622 Woodland 
Dr., Pottstown, Penn. 

special note to everyone: Sorry for the 
short column, but it's up to you! That's 
the only way we can lengthen the writeup 
for you. Besides, it's always nice to hear 
from you ! Can we count on you for next 
time ? ? ? ? 



1949 

Mrs. Richard K. Donahue 
(Nancy Lawson), Secretary 

444 Andover St., Lowell, Mass. 

reunion: Our Fifth reunion will be held 
at the University Club in Boston on Sat- 
urday. June 5th. We'll be looking for 
you for a get-together at 12:00 and the 
luncheon at 1 :00 p.m. 



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Lynn (2y 2 ), feeding Sheela in July. 

(Daughter of Fay Robbins Morehouse 

'49) 

married: Patricia Ann Clifford x-'49 to 
Pfc. David Rossford Howard on March 
27th. The ceremony took place in the 
post chapel of the Army base at Delta, 
Alaska. Pat is a graduate of the Uni- 
versity of Alabama and David graduated 
from the Choate School and Georgetown 
University. 

Barbara Ann Davis to Charles Bartlett 
Collins on Saturday, Feb. 6th, at 2915 
Pass-A-Grille Way, Pass-A-Grille Beach, 
Fla. 

Jean Dickson to Antoine Robert Treveiler 
on Saturday, Feb. 6th, in Kenilworth, 111. 
Jean is the daughter of Helene Grashorn 
Dickson '22. 

Sally Priestman to Salvatore Costa, April 
23, 1951. Mr. Costa is a graduate of Har- 
vard, Class of 1949. He is now associated 
with the Metropolitan Life Ins. Co. in Mor- 
ristown, N. J., and they make their home 
at 100 Franklin St. 

Nancy Sondles to George Janiszewski 
on Dec. 20, 1952. Nancy taught dis- 
tributive education for two years in Fred- 
ricksburg, Va. They expect to be stationed 
at the Marine Barracks, NAD, Hingham, 
Mass., through May '55. 

Joan P. Stowe to Arnold Pedersen, Jr. 
They are making their home at 40 Wynd- 
wood Dr., Farmington, Conn. 
born: To Shirley Anderson Daly, a daugh- 
ter, Chris Anne, on Dec. 28th. Shirley 
writes, "Bob and I moved out here to 
Illinois in November where he was trans- 
ferred and made district manager for Scott 
Paper Co. of the Davenport, la., district. 
We are very happy out here, but I do miss 
the East." Of the babv Shirley says: "She 
looks like her daddy with the start of curly 
hair and two big dimples, and is just 
darling." The Dalvs' address is: Box 
S-214, Schatteman Additions, E. Moline, 
111. 



To Barbara Blake Badger, a daughter, 
Joann Marie, on Nov. 24, 1953, weighing 
6 lbs., 5 oz. Barbara's other child, Phil, 
is just 10 months old so she is as busy as 
a one-armed paper hanger. Her husband, 
Phil, is now in Japan but is expected home 
in August. Then, she says, they can really 
settle down and she thinks that will be 
heaven ! 

To Martha Hurd Davenport, a baby girl, 
Marjorie Smith, on Dec. 31st, weighing 5 
lbs., 4 oz. 

To Meredith McKone Krieger, a son, 
Robert James, on Nov. 15, 1953, weighing 
8 lbs. 12 oz. and measuring 21 inches long. 
In four months he has grown six inches 
and now weighs 17 lbs., 4 oz. He looks 
like his dad, with brown hair and change- 
able eyes. They are proud as punch of 
him, as well they might be. Meredith will 
not be able to make our 5th Reunion but 
sends her best to everyone. Her address 
is: 1006 Dartmouth Rd., Baltimore 12, 
Md. 

To Phyllis Swett Stern, a daughter, 
Carole Ann, who is now a year old. Her 
husband is a professor at the University 
of Washington. She writes that Seattle is 
a beautiful city and they love it there. Her 
address is: 3964 Union Bay Circle, Seat- 
tle 5, Wash. 

To Jane Wadhams Hazen, a second 
daughter, Linda Sue, on Feb. 26, 1954, 
weighing 7 lbs. 1 oz. Jane says she's 
adorable with dark hair and eyes, just the 
opposite of their first daughter, Betsy, who 
is a platinum blonde and has blue eyes. 
Betsy is now 17 mos. old and a real live 
wire, so the two charges keep Jane busy 
but happy. 

other news: Our deepest sympathies are 
extended to Nat Knight Rogers whose 
father passed away last June and whose 
father-in-law passed away last December. 

Nancy Curtis Grellier is busy as a beaver 
being both housewife and career girl but 
found time to drop us a post card with 
news of Martha Hurd Davenport's new 
baby and also some news of herself. Curtis 
is now a buyer of books, stationery, greet- 
ing cards and candy at Grover Cronin in 
Waltham. Another merchandising stu- 
dent's success story. Congratulations to 
you, Curt! Her new address is: 11 Dana 
St., Brookline, Mass. 

Ann Hollett Munro writes that her ad- 
dress is now 481 Division Ave., Hicksville, 
L. I., N. Y., which is only about one half 
mile from Carol Wass Cox. Ann didn't 
realize Carol was anywhere near L. I. until 
she read the Leaves. Ann is busy with the 
paint brush re-doing their home and just 
being a housewife. She hopes to see Dot- 
tie Harter Cunningham and husband, Har- 
ry, soon. We'll be waiting for news of the 
get-together. 



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Lt. and Mrs. Warde Wheaton (Dode 
Molan '49) and daughter Cheryl 



Straw Lawson Donahue has resigned, as 
of January 1st, from her position with 
IBM Corporation and is now loving the 
life of a full-time "household drudge." 
However, to keep out of mischief she is 
doing volunteer work at three hospitals. Is 
a member of two charity organizations and 
a Board Member of the Massachusetts Soci- 
ety for the Prevention of Cruelty to Chil- 
dren. As the wife of an "over-active" law- 
yer and politician, Straw finds it hard to 
keep up with her husband's activities 
which keep him out about five nights a 
week and sometimes Sunday afternoon ! 
Life is a mad whirl in Lowell ! 

A note from Dode Molan Wheaton in 
March says, "We have been moving around 
a great deal lately — courtesy of the U. S. 
Government — and mail is a little slow in 

reaching me. Since last June we have lived States and having all her own belongings 
in Washington, D. C, Minneapolis, Minn., with her once more. She says "hello" to 
and this letter reaches you from Goose Bay, all '48ers and hopes to see some of us 
Labrador. Yes, I said Labrador ! ! I think soon. 

it might be a good idea to make my perma- Fay Robbins Morehouse, our island 

nent address for mail 4218 Sunnyside Rd., dweller, wrote us a wonderful letter. In 
Minneapolis, Minn." case you didn't know, Fay, her husband, 

Joyce Rathbun Spadone has now re- Bill, daughter, Lynn, a deer or two, and 
turned from Germany and her husband, over 100 pure bred Hampshire sheep 
Don, is out of the service and is a student are the sole inhabitants on beautiful Choate 
at Cornell University Law School. Their Island which is off shore from Crane's 
new address is: 715 Triphammer Rd., Beach, Ipswich, Mass. The lambing sea- 
Ithaca, N. Y. She loves being back in the son has started so they are busy with rec- 
ords, branding and bottle feeding a few 
lambs (which her daughter finds delight- 
Wt//UBKKKtg/BK/^ ^ ful). However, in June they will leave 

their island to live on the mainland as Bill 
then takes over as manager of Castle Hill 
Farm. It will be a busy month as Fay is 
also expecting her second child in June. 
Our blessings to you, Fay. She issues a 
standing invitation to all '49ers to visit on 
their way to Crane's Beach as they will be 
in the last brick house before coming to 
the beach entrance. 

Elsa Koehler Edwards (Mrs. Robert) is 
living at 37 Ferdinand PI., New Rochelle, 
N. Y., until her husband returns from 
Korea in July. 

special note: May I sincerely thank all of 
you '49ers who took time to sit down and 
drop me a line. It was wonderful to hear 
from you all and I wish I could answer, in- 
dividually, each note. I hope to hear from 
more of you with news of family, friends 
and activities. A post card is all we ask ! 
Your life may seem dull to you but it sure 
is interesting to all of us ! Thanks again. 
''■ 'k.-0>"" 



1950 




"■* .. 




Ann (11 mos.), daughter of 
Thumper Grant Walter '49 



Sally C. Hughes, Secretary 
102 Cabot St., Newton 58, Mass. 

Lillian I. Reese, Assistant 
46 Rawson Rd., Arlington, 74, Mass. 



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engaged: Margaret B. Hawes of Boston to 
Edwin Albert Rogers, 2nd, of Hartford, 
Conn. Mr. Rogers attended the West- 
minster School, Simsbury, Conn., and was 
graduated from Harvard College, where he 
was a member of the Fox Club and the 
Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770. A mem- 
ber of the Harvard Club of Connecticut, he 
served with the U. S. Marine Corps during 
World War II. An August wedding is 
planned. 

Ariel S. Leonard to William O. Robin- 
son of Springfield. Mr. Robinson is study- 
ing at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He 
served with U. S. Marine Corps during 
World War II and the Korean campaign. 

Barbara J. McNeish of West Yarmouth, 
and Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., formerly of 
Springfield, to David H. Owen of Taunton, 
Mass. Mr. Owen, a graduate of Moses 
Brown School, attended Brown University. 
He is a graduate of Wentworth Institute, 
class of 1950 and served with the Army in 
Europe during World War II. 

Jacqueline Paulding to George Werner 
Hauser of Cambridge. Mr. Hauser, who 
served with the Navy for five years, is at- 
tending Burdett College. A late summer 
wedding is planned. 

Winifred A. Schulman to David Edgar 
Baver of Scarsdale, N. Y. Winifred, a 
graduate of New York Institute of Dietet- 
ics, lives in Greenwich, Conn. Mr. Baver 
was graduated from Phillips Exeter Acad- 
emy and Princeton University, where he 
was a member of the Triangle and Quad- 
rangle clubs. He is a member of the 
Princeton Club of New York and is an Ad- 
vanced Senior Master of the American Con- 
tract Bridge League. 

married: Joan Antun to Charles Rednor 
of Trenton, N. J., on May 30, 1953. Joan's 
husband is a Princeton graduate and now 
owns a used car lot in Great Neck, L. I. 
Eileen Duffy and Ruth Rosebrock Hardie 
were among Joan's attendants. 

Marilyn Caterson to Charles Edward 
Zimmerman, on September 5, 1953. The 
Zimmermans are living at River Park Apts., 
North White Plains, N. Y. 

Gloria Clement to Phillip Redden. Their 
address is 320 Union St., Springfield, Mass. 

Roberta Cummings to David W. Banks 
of Woburn, Mass., November 21, 1953, at 
the First Congregational Church of Wo- 
burn. They traveled to Cleveland, Ohio, 
Niagara Falls, and Harrisburg, Pa, on their 
honeymoon. Bobby is still with the Wo- 
burn Co-operative Bank, and her husband 
works at the National Shawmut Bank. 
Their address is: 27 Cambridge Rd., Wo- 
burn, Mass. 

Joan Dorau is now Mrs. Hohorst. Can 
anyone give us any more particulars? 

Jean C. Duerr x-'50 to Robert W. King, 







Shaari (9 mos., in June '53), 
daughter of Gloria Segal Davis '50 



Jr. They are living at 53 Shadyside Ave., 
Port Washington, N. Y. 

Jeanne Hackett to William Desmond on 
November 28, 1953, in St. Mary's Church, 
Naugatuck, Conn. Joan Koch was one of 
the bridesmaids. Clara Silsby Lamperti 
and her husband attended the wedding. Mr. 
Desmond received a Bachelor of Civil En- 
gineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst, 
of Technology in Troy, N. Y. He is a 
member of Alpha Tau Omega, Tau Beta 
Pi and Chi Epsilon. He is a Lieutenant in 
the Army Corps of Engineers and is sta- 
tioned temporarily at Ft. Lewis. Jeanne 
writes, "We had a wonderful honeymoon 
trip traveling out here to the West Coast. 
We took the southern route from Connecti- 
cut clear down to Texas and then traveled 
the extent of the West Coast. All in all, 
we put about 5,000 miles on the car. If I 
had had Danny Ewing's address with me I 
would have looked her up, but needless to 
say I forgot my Lasell address book! We 
took in many sights including the Carlsbad 
Caverns, Yosemite National Park, Sequoia 
National Park, Kings Canyon, Crater Lake 
and Mt. Ranier — truly a memorable trip! 
Life in the Army is reallv great. Our 
apartment building is just like Gardner at 
school — the doors are open all day and 
someone is always running in. Reminds 
me of my college days. We've been here 
since the latter part of December and pre- 
vious to that time we were at Ft. Belvoir, 
Va. This certainly is one way of seeing the 



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Sharon Ann (27 mos.) and 
Larry (7 mos.), children of 
Barbara Baldwin Smith '50 

country." The Desmonds' present address 
is: Apt. 3316-A, Fort Lewis, Wash. 

Virginia Hibbert to Robert M. Weldon, 
on May 23, 1953. Mr. Weldon graduated 
from Loyola College of Montreal, Canada, 
in 1942 and from Catholic University Law 
School, Washington, D. C, in 1950. He 
is a member of the law firm of Scanlon, 
Wright and Willmot, Watertown, N. Y., 
and is Assistant District Attorney, Water- 
town, N. Y. The Weldons are living at 
807 Washington St., Watertown, N. Y. 

Betty Jean Jones to Stanley William Bol- 
ton, on February 27, 1954. Joyce Andrews 
was a bridesmaid. Mr. Bolton is a grad- 
uate of the University of Pennsylvania with 
the Class of 1952 and is employed as a 
statistician for the duPont Company, Wil- 
mington, Del. The Boltons' address is: 
1247 Prospect Drive, Kynlyn Aprs., Wil- 
mington 3, Del. 

Joan M. McKinney to Raymond E. 
Aldrich, Jr., of Poughkeepsie, N. Y., on 
February 20, 1954. Mary Lou Dunham 
Weyand was one of the attendants. Mr. 
Aldrich is an alumnus of Taft School, 
Union College and Albany Law School, 
and is with the law firm of Aldrich & Al- 
drich, Poughkeepsie. He served in the 
Navy in World War II and is a member 
of Kappa Alpha, the Dutchess Golf and 
Country Club, and the Poughkeepsie Ten- 
nis Club. After a trip to St. Thomas, 
Virgin Islands, the Aldrichs will be at 51 
Oakwood Boulevard, Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 

Nancy S. Pryor to Charles Randall Baker, 
of Marblehead, on January 16, 1954 in St. 
Andrews Church, Marblehead, Mass. 
Marion Ettinger and Robbie O'Brien were 
bridesmaids. Mr. Baker attended Defiance 



College, Defiance, Ohio, and Boston Uni- 
versity. He is in the U. S. Air Force, sta- 
tioned at Mitchell Air Force Base, Long 
Island, N. Y. After a honeymoon spent 
skiing in North Conway, N. H., the Bakers 
are now living at 45 Washington St., 
Marblehead, Mass. 

Cora M. Wyman x-'50 to Douglas H. 
Mugford. Their present address is : Birch 
Road, Norfolk, Mass. 

born: To Barbara Baldwin Smith, a son, 
Lawrence Baldwin, on June 7, 1953. Bar- 
bara writes, "Sharon Ann was two in Oc- 
tober and is quite a character. We have 
our own home and things just couldn't be 
any better for us." 

To Joan Whitten Cummings, a boy, De- 
cember 22, 1953. Joan is living with her 
mother in South Paris, Me., while Stuart, 
her husband, is at sea with the United 
States Navy. 

other news: Margot Bergstrom has 
moved to 19 Sheffield Rd., Winchester, 
Mass. Margot is a kindergarten teacher of 
blind, mentally-retarded children at the 
Walter E. Fernald State School in Wav- 
erley, Mass. She received her training at 
The Nursery Training School of Boston, 
which is affiliated with Tufts College. She 
graduated last year with a certificate in 
childhood education from N.T.S. and a B.S. 
in Education from Tufts College. 

We don't have any of the details, but we 
were sorry to hear that Nancy Franks Daly 
and her husband, Bill, were in quite a 
serious automobile accident coming home 
from California in December. We do hope 
that everything is all right with them now. 
Nan Gould Ellsworth x-'50 writes us 
that when her Navy Lt. (jg) husband's ship 
is in port, she runs a regular shuttle service 
between Windsor, Conn., and Newport, 
R. I. She expects to return to happy civilian 
life in March of '55. When we heard from 
her in January she was planning to live 
with her mother until June while she 
awaits the arrival of a blessed event, and 
her husband's return from a five-month 
cruise. Nan's address at present is: Mrs. 
William S. Ellsworth, 21 Hillcrest Rd., 
Windsor, Conn. Nan saw Mayfie Wheeler 
at the Officers' Club in Newport last fall. 

Your class secretary, Sally Hughes, is 
basking in the Florida sun at the time of 
this writing in March. She and the no- 
madic Naomi Cox have been enjoying their 
little sojourn since February 12, and here it 
is the middle of March. According to tele- 
phone reports from Sally's mother a few of 
the available Red Sox baseball team play- 
ers are endeavoring to make the gals' stay a 
pleasant one. 

We received a letter from Barbara 
McCooe Robbins giving us a bit more de- 
tail of her experiences in Germany. She 
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Wiesbaden, a rather nice city for Germany. 
Their apartment was a converted German 
barracks with high ceilings and extremely 
large rooms, 8 closets. While in Europe the 
Robbinses managed to go to Amsterdam 
for tulip time. They also spent a few days 
sightseeing at Berchtesgaden and in Gar- 
misch, and Bobbie says, "Had the time of 
my life learning how to ski on Germany's 
highest Alp, the Zugspitz." But as she 
points out, "there is no place like the good 
ole U.S.A." 

Ruth Rosebrock Hardie's new address is: 
1706-C Ramblewood Rd., Baltimore 14, 
Md. 

Nancy Stebbins x-'50 is Mrs. John Ogden 
and there's also a little Johnny. They're 
living at: 198 Pawling Ave., Troy, N. Y. 

Joan B. Thatcher x-'50 has gone to Cali- 
fornia. We do not know her address, but 
would like to have it. Do you know it? 

Phyllis Turner Yeager writes that they 
have moved from Pottstown, Pa., to Stans- 
bury Manor Apts., E-6 Beech Drive, Bal- 
timore 20, Md. They are living quite close 
to Pat McCarty Romann and have been 
visiting back and forth quite often. Also 
Grace Eckles has been to see them. Grace 
is sailing May 5th for a couple of months 
in Europe. 

Sally and I would like to thank all of 
those who have written, and to request 
news again from those who haven't. What 
may seem routine to you because it's your 
life will definitely be of interest to the class- 
mates who haven't seen you for months or 
years. We love pictures, too. By the way, 
a little reminder, we have a fifth reunion 
coming up next June. 

1951 



Barbara K. Adams, Secretary 
654 E. Capitol St., Washington, D. C. 

Mrs. Walter Perdue 

(Barbara Voorman), Assistant 

303 Mountain Ave., Ridgewood, N. J. 

in memoriam: The Class of '51 was 
deeply saddened to learn of the death of 
Nancy Ayer on February 8th. Nancy was 
operated on early in January and passed 
away just a month later. She had been ill 
only a short time. Our sincere sympathy 
goes to her family. 

special note: Greetings from the Nation's 
Capitol. Yours truly is now a cog in the 
machine of the national government. I started 
this life in January as secretary to Senator 
John Sherman Cooper from Kentucky;. In the 
presence of Kentuckian constituents I find my- 
self acquiring a southern drawl for diplo- 
matic reasons — little do they realize that I 
am just from Southern Connecticut! I am 



thoroughly impressed with Washington. As 
I write this the cherry blossoms are at the 
peak of their loveliness. Washington con- 
tains several Lasell gals. My little sister, 
Joan Roberts '52, is an assistant buyer at 
Woodward and Lothrop's Department 
Store. Linda Heather Venezia is in the 
training department there. We have talked 
of becoming Washington Lasell Club mem- 
bers. Cynthia Porter Horton is another 
Washingtonian. I have not been able to lo- 
cate her yet, but perhaps can do so through 
the Leaves. Do any of you know of other 
girls here in Washington from Lasell? 
engaged: Lois F. Brenner of Roslindale, 
Mass., to Gordon Zimmerman of Brooklyn, 
N. Y. Mr. Zimmerman graduated cum 
laude from Harvard University. He is now 
attending Harvard Law School. A June 
wedding is planned. 

Meredith N. Pettit x-'51 of Chestnut 
Hill, Mass., to Richard B. Barrueto of 
Guatemala City, Guatemala. Meredith was 
graduated from the Newton-Wellesley 
Hospital School of Nursing. Mr. Bar- 
rueto attended Teachers' College in 
Guatemala City where he also studied 
music at the National Conservatory. He is 
a graduate student in Biochemistry at Bos- 
ton University, School of Medicine, and is 
doing cancer research. A spring wedding 
is planned. 

Katherine Rothe to Robert Hayden Mat- 
son, Jr., of Pelham Manor, N. Y. Mr. 
Matson graduated from the Webb School, 
Bell Buckle, Tenn., and attended Washing- 
ton and Lee University. He is now attend- 
ing Columbia University. A September 
wedding is planned. 

Patricia J. Suellau x-'51 to David F. 
Jordan of Great Neck, L. I., N. Y. Patricia 
is a graduate of St. Vincent's Hospital 
School of Nursing in New York. 
married: Kathleen Ballard to Lt. O. W. 
Heck on February 12, 1953. Kit's address 
is: 203-01 Fifth Ave., Bayside, N. J. They 
now have a daughter, Kathleen Marie, who 
weighed 7 lbs. 2 oz. Let's have more par- 
ticulars, Kit? 

Linda Heather to Michael Venezia on 
February 21, 1954. After a honeymoon in 
Williamsburg, Va., Mike and Linda are 
living in Arlington, Va., where they have a 
lovely modern apartment. Mike is in the 
service and is stationed at the Pentagon. 

Betty Ruppert x-'51 to Byron F. West 
on February 28, 1954. Can anyone tell 
us more about this happy event? 

Harriet Schwarz to William Hamilton, 
Jr., of Arlington on March 27, 1954. El- 
eanor Barton '50 and Helen Wetherbee '50 
were in the wedding party. Mr. Hamilton 
is attending Boston University. 

Nancy Topping to Leroy Patterson Heely 
on March 20, 1954. A reception followed 
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N. J. Mr. Heely is an alumnus of Phillips 
Academy, Andover, Mass., and Bowdoin 
College in the class of '51. He was re- 
cently discharged from the Army after 
serving in Korea. They are planning to 
maice their home in Tenafly, N. J., after 
honeymooning in Virginia. 

Mary Catnerine Vogier to John Greene 
on March 6, 1954. They are making their 
home in Houston, Tex. 

Barbara Voorman to Walter Edward 
Perdue, Jr., on March 27, 1954. Barbara 
Adams was one of the bridesmaids and 
Donald Brown, husband of Ruth Mclntire 
'52, was best man. After a lovely wedding 
and home reception the couple left for 
Bermuda. Mr. Perdue is a graduate of 
Lehigh University and is now associated 
with General Electric Credit Corporation. 
Their address will be 303 Mountain Ave., 
Ridgewood, N. J. 

born: To Kelly Mangan Putman, a second 
son, Charles Robson, weighing 9 lbs. 9 oz. 

To Edith Taccone Kearney x-51, a sec- 
ond daughter, Maureen Nancy, on Decem- 
ber 16, 1953. The new baby weighed 7 
lbs. 1 oz. Edie writes, "We're still living 
in Coronado and love the weather here, 
but can't wait to get back to Newton, 
Mass. Charlie gets out of the Navy in Sep- 
tember so we'll be heading east the latter 
part of the summer." 

other news: Joan Kearney Cormay and 
her husband are now living at 106 Brew- 
ster Rd., Waltham, Mass. Joan wrote a 
very interesting and delightful letter: "The 
last time I wrote to you I was living in 
New Orleans in a five-room apartment 
with Ted's brother Bill and a friend of his. 
The end of March, Bill and Buck wanted to 
move on to another state so they left Ted 
and me in New Orleans. We couldn't 
make up our minds what to do. It was 
either go back to Panama City, Fla., or 
take a trip across the country and then 
back to Massachusetts. We decided to take 
a trip and then go home. So we left New 
Orleans a week later. 

"The first state we 'hit' was Texas. We 
went to the 'Alamo' and went all through 
that. We went to see the battleship U.S.S. 
Texas and the San Jacinto Monument in 
Houston. The monument is the tallest of 
stone in the world. It is 570' high, 15' 
higher than the Washington Monument. In 
the bottom of the monument are 5 large 
rooms which hold one of the nation's out- 
standing historical collections. We also 
went to see Fort Sam Houston. We crossed 
through miles of plains and over miles of 
mountains and through passes. From Texas 
we went to Carlsbad, New Mex., to White 
City to see the Carlsbad Caverns. If you 
have been there you know what a wonder- 
ful sight it is; if you haven't, it is some- 



thing you don't want to miss. From there 
we drove back to Texas and continued 
across the state and then down into 
Juarez, Mexico. We wandered all through 
the city and had quite a time for ourselves 
looking at the curios and at all the beau- 
tiful churches. From Mexico we drove to 
Arizona and spent two glorious days in 
Phoenix. We stayed at a very nice motel 
and went swimming in a pool that the 
owners had. We went to a botanical gar- 
den in Tempe, which had all sorts of desert 
plants from all over the world. From 
Arizona we went to the Grand Canyon and 
stayed there for a day. It really takes 
your breath away and the colors, especially 
at sunset and dawn, are beautiful. We also 
saw the 'Painted Desert' which is very 
lovely and colorful. From there we went 
to the 'Petrified Forest.' It was quite in- 
teresting to see all the Indian writings on 
rocks and all the huge trees of stone. From 
there we went to every large city in Cali- 
fornia. We stayed in Coronado, with my 
brother, his wife Edith Taccone Kearney 
x-'51, and their little girl. 

"While we were there we went to 
Balboa Park Zoo which was terrific. My 
brother also left for Korea while we were 
there. After we left Coronado we went to 
see San Juan Mission. That is where all 
the swallows come to on a certain day of 
the year. It is quite old but very lovely. 
From there we went to Sequoia and 
Yosemite National Parks. We couldn't get 
all the way over the mountain at Sequoia 
because the snow was 13 feet deep and the 
road hadn't been plowed. We only had 
summer clothes so we felt the cold quite 
a bit and looked rather foolish tramping 
through snow drifts in light-weight 
clothes. We went to Nevada then, through 
Reno and on to Las Vegas, where we spent 
a few days. We had a wonderful time 
there watching people lose their money." 

Joan and Ted concluded their trip by 
touring through Oklahoma, Missouri and 
Illinois; thence to Canada and Niagara 
Falls and home by way of New York and 
Massachusetts. As Joan said, "it was a 
long way around to get to our original home 
but it was well worth it. We really had 
the best honeymoon that anyone could 
have." 

Your secretary quoted Joan's letter at 
length as an example of good reporting. 
The class of '51 has not been as com- 
municative as it might be, perhaps not 
fully realizing that a class report is based 
on many individual bits of information. A 
long and detailed letter is not required — 
just a post card with some interesting little 
facts or events concerning yourself or a class- 
mate, is sufficient. Come on, '51, let's talk 
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Liz Trisko, 4631 Casco Ave., Minne- 
apolis, Minn., wrote, "Believe it or not, I 
am actually on tour with the University 
of Minnesota Players who travel to North 
Dakota, Montana, Iowa, Wisconsin and 
Minnesota. This year we are taking 'Our 
Town' and an original three act play, 'Cin- 
derella Cottage,' by a man in St. Paul, Wil- 
liam Davidson. In 'Our Town' I have the 
role of Mrs. Webb, in 'Cinderella Cottage 
I am Spanky Minuiti, daughter of a gang- 
ster. There are nine members of the com- 
pany; four girls and five men all traveling 
by bus. 

"My big project for Spring is to direct 
'Picnic' by William Inge. How surprised 
I was to receive the rights to direct this 
show especially since it is such a success- 
ful run on Broadway. After graduation, 
I hope, in August I have to take some short- 
hand, then plan to get an apartment in New 
York City and work in order to study dra- 
matics in the evening. Eventually I hope 
to study in Europe but that is probably 
years off." 

new addresses: Anna Fish, 76 Pierce St., 
Maiden, Mass. 

Joan Kraus x-'51, 334 W. 12th St., New 
York, N. Y. Joan attended American 
Academy of Dramatic Art and has had two 
seasons of summer stock — one in Saratoga 
Springs, the other in the Mountain Players, 
Fredericksburg, Md., and she has been in 
TV plays occasionally. 

Marcia Staats Lusardi, 14 Sullivan Vil- 
lage, Lafayette College, Easton, Penn. 

Janet E. Wyman, 38 Whittemore Rd., 
Newton 58, Mass. 



1952 

Suzanne G. Baney, Secretary 

125 Northfield Ave., Apt. D-l 

West Orange, N. J. 

Terry Wingate, Assistant 

353 Old Mamaroneck Rd. 

White Plains, N. Y. 

The Class of 1952 extends deep and sin- 
cere sympathy to Marilyn McGuire who 
lost her father in February, and to Beverly 
Segerberg whose mother passed away in 
March. 

engaged: Aldana Dyer to Don Downing 
in February. Mr. Downing is a graduate 
of Babson Institute. They plan to be 
married on May 29th in Sudbury, Mass. 

Ruth Easterlind %) Richard Wallace 
Cederberg of Attleboro, Mass. Mr. Geder- 
berg prepared at Tabor Academy for Tufts 
College, School of Engineering, class of 
1950. A spring wedding is planned. 



Carol L. Michiels of Manchester, N. H., 
to David E. Dunlap of Concord, N. H. 
After four years in the Air Force, Mr. 
Dunlap attended the University of New 
Hampshire. 

Marie W. Piotti of Newton Highlands 
to Lt. Frederick Collins Maier, USA. Mr. 
Maier, a graduate of Norwich University, 
is stationed at Fort Knox, Ky. 

Roslyn Rowell to Alfred Levesque of 
Manchester, N. H. Mr. Levesque served 
in the Naval Air Corps for three and a 
half years during the Korean conflict. Roz 
and Al plan to be married May 28th. 
married: Jean Aslaksen to George Podim- 
sky. Betty Lou Foy was maid of honor. 
Fran Peters and Marge Rudolf were brides- 
maids. Mr. Podimsky was graduated from 
the Merchant Marine Academy, attended 
Rutgers University and is now attending 
Newark College of Engineering. He served 
in the Merchant Marine and Navy during 
World War II and in Korea. He is a 
building contractor, associated with Podim- 
sky & Son in Chatham, N. J. Jean's new 
address is 29 Gales Dr., New Providence, 
N. J. 

We regret this news is so late, but the 
Alumnae Office just learned the following: 
June Buckley x-'52 to Gary Keith Kidder 
on May 24, 1952. Mr. Kidder is Personnel 
Supervisor, USAF, Wurtsmith A.F.B., Os- 
coda, Mich. Steven Richard was born in 
December, 1953, and a second son, Dale 
Mathew, was born February 2, 1954. With 
Steven learning to walk and getting into 
everything, June must have her hands full. 
Please, girls, send us as promptly as pos- 
sible the important news which your 
friends would like to hear so much! 

Bette Clark to Henry Wilmarth Mott, 
III, on February 3rd in New York. Mr. 
Mott is a senior at Colgate University. 

Geraldine Paulmier to Eugene M. Lavery 
in Wellesley, Mass., on February 20th. Mr. 
Lavery attends Boston University School of 
Education and is a member of Kappa Delta 
Phi fraternity. Joyce Kitfield was maid of 
honor, and 21 Lasellites attended the wed- 
ding and the reception that followed at 
The Meadows. Missy and Gene spent their 
honeymoon at North Conway, N. H. Their 
new address is: 193 Kelton St., Allston, 
Mass. 

Elizabeth Priestman of Elizabeth, N. J., 
to Theodore Clarjc Alley of Short Hills, 
N. J., on February 13, 1954. Mr. Alley, 
a graduate of Babson Institute, is an Ensign 
in the Navy and is stationed at the Naval 
Supply Base, Davisville, R. I. Liz and Ted 
took a honeymoon trip to Bermuda and 
the Bahamas, and are now living in West 
Warwick, R. I. How about the rest of 
the address, Liz? 

Elaine Winters to Frank L. Strubel, III, 
of Plainfield, N. J., on March 19th. Mr. 






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Lasellites who attended wedding of Missy Paulmier Lavery '52. 
Seated, I. to r.: Claire McHugh, Peg Thompson, Jan Pearson '53, Didi Vail, Naomi 
Peck, Pat Hill '53, Ginni Johnson, and Marilyn McGuire. Standing, I. to r.: Jean 
McCambridge, Joanne Purcell, Barbara Wulbrede, Adrienne DeMaria, Joeyna 
Raynal, Roslyn Rowell, Sue Baney, Missy Paulmier Lavery (the bride), Joan 
Krummel Limmer, Joyce Kitfield, Joyce Wardle, Nancy Slattery Haskins, Nina 

Nutt Ratner, and Norma Heep. 






Strubel is attending Newark College of 
Engineering. 

born: To Nancy Allen Banks on January 
24th, a girl, Greta Lynne, weighing 7 lbs. 
11 oz. Nancy said, "When I heard we had 
a girl- — all I could think of was another 
Lasellite." (Note: At the rate things are 
going, Nancy, it looks as if Greta will 
have plenty of classmates!) 

To Carolyn Downs Burnett, a daughter, 
Bonnie Jean, born January 20th. Bonnie 
Jean weighed 6 lbs. HV2 oz - 

To Mary Givan Bath, a daughter, Hil- 
lary, on March 19th. 

To Janice MacClain Trigo x-'52, a son, 
Francis, Jr., on March 23, 1953. Janice 
writes that her husband is associated with 
Pratt and Whitney Aircraft. They plan to 
build their own home in the near future. 
At present their address is: R.F.D. #1, 
Easthampton, Conn. 

To Joan Morrison Wilson, a daughter, 
Joan Patricia, on January 22nd. 

To Martha Morse Mercorelli, a second 
son, Peter Joseph, on November 25, 1953. 
Martha tells us that both her boys are red- 
heads. 

To Phyllis Werblow Strompf, a son, 
Richard David, in March. Richard weighed 
7 lbs. 12V2 02. 

To Joan Tuck Ludwig, a son, James T., 
Jr.. on March 15th, in Littleton, N. H. 

OTHER news: Mary Diggs Pearson tells us 
that her husband Tom took little "Hap" 
(who is only a few months old) on his 
first horseback ride. She said it didn't go 
over too well. 

Joan Hess has left her job with Sloan's 



in New York City and is now working 
as a receptionist for McGraw-Hill Pub- 
lishing Co. 

The Class of 1952 was well represented 
at the Alumnae Council meetings held at 
Lasell in March for Club Representatives 
and Class Agents. I saw Marilyn Mc- 
Guire, Ann Rathburn, Lynn Peck, Pauline 
Coady, Joanne Purcell, Betty Lou Foy, 
Phyllis Gleason and Mary Lou Woodward. 
We all got together at the banquet and 
caught up on all the latest news. 

The travel bug has gotten a strong hold 
on many '52ers now that spring is here and 
summer is close at hand. 

Joan Awad spent some time in Pinehurst, 
S. Car., this March. Ade DeMaria flew 
to Mexico with some of her friends at 
American Airlines where she is a reserva- 
tionist and your reporter went on a seven- 
day cruise to Nassau in the Bahamas in 
February. (It's quite a place, too — I 
highly recommend it.) 

Off to Bermuda in the spring were Ann 
Rathburn, Marilyn McGuire, Naomi Peck, 
Joyce Wardle, Bev Segerberg, Itty Smibert, 
Ann Woods and Mac McCambridge. 

Lois Hickey and a friend of hers from 
De Pauw University are sailing for Europe 
on June 27th and plan to stay for three 
months. 

"Nothing is impossible these days," say 
Terry Win^ate and Ginny Snedaker. "After 
much scrimping and scraping and carrying 
of lunches to work, we're finally going to 
get to Europe this summer. If we can save 
the money, anyone can," says Terry. They 
plan to leave July 2nd. 



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A wonderful and exciting summer to you 
all, and don't forget to let us know about 
those fabulous vacations ! 
new addresses: Joan Fischer Bell (Mrs. 
Thomas) writes that her husband is going 
into the service and her permanent address 
is unknown so she would like to have her 
mail sent to 25 Manor Dr., Newark, N. J. 

Millicent Jewell Jenness (Mrs. Raymond 
N.), 409 Hillcrest Ave., Wilmington, Del. 

Danis O'Neil Gerbeville (Mrs. William 
B.), 5848 Maple Ave., St. Louis 12, Mo. 

Joan Prescott, 47 Huntington Rd., Strat- 
ford, Conn. 

Let's keep the news rolling in, please ! 
Your classmates are really interested in 
what you are doing. Send your news to 
your Class Secretary. 

1953 

Althea E. Janke, Secretary 
227 Hamilton Rd., Ridgewood, N. J. 

Mrs. Roland A. Nesslinger 

(Sylvia Pfeiffer), Assistant 

123 East Argyle St., Valley Stream, N. Y. 

reunion: At the Pillar House — get-to- 
gether at 1 :00 p.m. — luncheon at 2 :00 p.m. 
Chairman: Mary Ann Donahue, 24 Hig- 
gins St., Arlington, Mass. Ann will ask sev- 
eral other girls to assist her so we hope 
she receives full cooperation. It will be a 
great help if everyone replies promptly 
as to whether or not they will be attending 
the luncheon. It is a big event for us all 
and a wonderful chance to see and hear 
from the gals we haven't seen for a year. 
engaged: Eleanor Andrews of Belmont, 
Mass., to Robert N. McDonah of Dor- 
chester, Mass. Mr. McDonah is attend- 
ing Lowell Institute of M. I. T., and is 
in the Army Reserve Corps. 

Joan Antupit of Hartford, Conn., to 
Robert L. Stillman, USA, of Lawrence, 
Mass. Mr. Stillman is a graduate of Bab- 
son Institute and is now attending Finance 
School at Fort Benjamin Harrison in In- 
diana. 

Barbara Brigham of West Newton to 
George M. Bonvallat of Waltham. Bar- 
bara attended Boston University after grad- 
uating from Lasell. Her fiance will be 
graduated from Northeastern University in 
June. 

Carol Buthray to Charles F. De Warle. 
Their engagement was announced at a din- 
ner on October 31, 1953. They plan to be 
married May 22, 1954. 

Susan Dyer x-'53 to John S. Glock. 
Mr. Glock attended Ohio Wesleyan Col- 
lege and is now a senior at Babson Insti- 
tute. 



Earlene Spigner x-'53 to Thomas Black 
of Springfield, Pa. They plan to be mar- 
ried in May. Tom works for the Sun 
Oil Co. and Earlene has a good job with 
the Refrigeration Discount Co. of Upper 
Darby, Pa. 

married: Jeanne Christiansen to Robert 
Lucas of Newton, Mass., on June 20, 1953. 
Bunny Coats and Taffy Fausel were brides- 
maids. 

Louise Dawe to William Turner in Octo- 
ber, 1953. Louise is working at Babson 
as a secretary and they are living at 34 
Cottage St., Wellesley. 

Martha Guhring to Richard Gremley 
on November 7, 1953, at Waterloo, N. Y. 

Marlene Hamilton to Theodore Howard 
on January 23, 1954. They will be living 
at 2805 Temple Ave., Cincinnati, O. 

Millie House x-'53 to Flint Grinnel on 
September 5, 1953. After three weeks in 
Canada they are now living at 915 Sher- 
man Ave., Evanston, 111. Flint is working 
for Happiness Tours, the company who 
sponsored Pam Martin, the girl who flew 
around the world in 90 hours. Millie 
says that she and Flint expect to be proud 
parents in September. Good luck! 

Alberta (Betty) Jarman to John Wolbert. 
They are now living on Commonwealth 
Ave., Auburndale. Let's have more news 
of this happy event. 

Carol Lindstrom to John Jobes in Feb- 
ruary, 1954. We love to hear from you, 
Carol. 

other news: The Class of '53 extends 
deepest sympathy to Joan Godfrey whose 
father passed away in February. 

Dorothy Day is going to the University 
of Washington in Seattle. She was ini- 
tiated into Alpha Xi Delta sorority in 
January and is pinned to Lenne Bardarson. 
Her address is: 1828 Ravenna Blvd., Seat- 
tle, Wash. 

Jean Di Francesco is still working in a 
department store and it has been reported 
that she has had many promotions and is 
doing very well. That's wonderful news. 
Any details would be more than welcome. 

Marie DiSilva still loves the University 
of Massachusetts and is the only girl in a 
class with 15 b'oys. Lucky girl! 

Mae Donahue is working as a secretary 
to a Dr. Kinsey; however, this is not the 
Dr. Kinsey of report fame. All of which 
is really too bad, as she is the most sought 
after individual at a party until she re- 
veals that this Dr. Kinsey is a woman 
and her specialty is internal medicine. 

Sylvia Faccio graduated from Berkeley 
Secretarial School and is now working for 
the Mutual Broadcasting Company. 

Karen Floberg and Duke Levis plan to be 
married June 22, 1954. Joan Smith is also 
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to hear all about both events. Let us know 
your new addresses. 

Goody Goodell now has an apartment in 
New York and loves it. We sure would 
like some news from you, "Goody." 

Althea Janke took a trip to Florida and 
at this writing she is still down there. 

Elsie Knaus flew to Washington, D. C, 
over Washington's birthday to visit Molly 
Bondareff. She had a wonderful time and 
an opportunity to see many of the sights : 
Mount Vernon, the Capitol and others. 

Nancy Leonard has transferred to the 
University of Connecticut. She is going 
into her second semester as a junior, major- 
ing in English with a minor in music. 
She is living on campus and has pledged 
Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. Nancy likes 
the University very much and is having a 
marvelous time both academically and so 
daily. Her address is : 3-D German House, 
University of Conn., Storrs, Conn. 

We hear that Betsy Olwine x-'53 was 
married on April 10th. It would be nice 
if we could hear more news from Betsy and 
all the other gals who were freshmen with 
us at Lasell. 

Betty Lou Page has been working for the 
government in Washington, D. C. She is 
rooming with two other girls in a co-ed 
rooming house. She says, "Who says there 
are no men in Washington?" From the 
sound of it, Betty Lou, you must be hav- 
ing a fabulous time. Her address is 1511- 
20th St., N. W., Washington, D. C. 

Connie Peterson Parker x-'53 is working 
as a bookkeeper in her Dad's business. She 
and her husband hope to build their own 
home this coming summer. Connie's 
address is 41 Fourth Ave., Auburn, Me. 

Joan Schur and Doris Gartner have 
moved to 40 Berkeley St., Boston, Mass. 

Sharon Staley is going to Principia Col- 
lege, Elsah, 111. 

Jean Weeks Hanna's current address is : 
5244 Cobb Dr., Dayton 3, O. Jean is 



working as an Administrative Assistant to 
the Civilian CluD on the Wright Patterson 
Air Force Base. 

new addresses: Mary Cooke, 47 Vine St., 
Athol, Mass. 

Polly-Anne Cotter, 1478 E. Rodney- 
French Blvd., New Bedford, Mass. 

Martha Folkins Hawes (Mrs. Ralph E.), 
333 Drake Ct. Annex, Janes St., Omaha, 
Neb'r. 

Kuth Henning, 2626-l4lst St., Flushing, 
N. Y. 

Isabel A. Paolillo, Elaine Harper and 
Joan Quinn, 64 Burbank St., Boston, Mass. 
Isabel is working as a food supervisor at 
the Massachusetts Memorial Hospital. 

Joan Wilckens Pittis, 1 Suzan Ct., W. 
Orange, N. J. 

That's it for this issue. Write of'en and 
let us know how you are and what you are 
doing. Pictures are always welcome and 
greatly appreciated. 

Woodland Park and 
High School 

born: To Helen O'Connor Watson (H.S. 
'35-'38), a daughter, Kathleen, on Decem- 
ber 28, 1953, at Waco, Texas. 
other news: Elizabeth Dove Lovell's 
(H.S. '30-'31) new address is: 5548 Link 
Ave., Baltimore 27, Md. 

Doris Eitapence MacDonald (H.S. '25- 
'26) wrote in February saying that she ex- 
pected to go into the New England Bap- 
tist Hospital in March for major surgery. 
"I have to have a lobe of my lung re- 
moved. Also, my daughter Sally is a stu- 
dent at the Museum School of Fine Arts in 
Boston and living at the students' house on 
the Fenway." Her son, Sam, is in the 
Navy and will be for another two-and-a- 
half years. 

Natalie McKenzie Gordon (H.S. '40- 
'42) is now living at 27 Cheswick Rd., 
Auburndale, Mass. 



FACULTY NEWS . . 



engaged: Miss Rose Aulisi (Sec. 
'52- ) to Lt. Luigi Colucciello, USCG, 
of Schenectady, N. Y. Lt. Colucciello 
attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Insti- 
tute and the University of Missouri and 
is a graduate of the United States Coast 
Guard Academy, New London, Conn. 
He served with the Army in the Second 
World War and at present is doing 
graduate work at the Massachusetts In- 
stitute of Technology, and in June will 
cceive a master's and professional de- 



' 



gree. In addition to her teaching duties 
in the secretarial department, Miss 
Aulisi is advisor to this year's senior 
class, and is resident head of Conn 
House. Her home is in Amsterdam, 
N. Y. The wedding is planned for 
June 12th. 

Miss Sylvia Brown (Home Ec. 
'53- ) to Leo Stanley Jensen of Bel- 
lingham, Wash. Mr. Jensen received a 
B.S. degree from Washington State Col- 
lege and is now completing work for 



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his doctorate at Cornell University. Miss 
Brown is a graduate of Simmons Col- 
lege and has also studied at Cornell 
University. The wedding is planned 
for July 17th. 

Miss Laura Byington (Home Ec. 
'52- ) to Donald Krentzer. Mr. Krent- 
zer received a B.A. degree from Syra- 
cuse University School of Fine Arts. 
The date set for the wedding is June 
11th. 

Miss Audrey Hofmann (Head of 
Retail. Dept. '48- ) to Thomas F. Dor- 
sey. Mr. Dorsey graduated from the 
U. S. Maritime Academy at Alameda, 
Calif., and served with the merchant 
fleet. At present he is studying at Boston 
College, and the couple plans to be mar- 
ried on June 19th. 




Patricia Quinn in November, 

daughter of 

Mrs. Kay Quinn (Cloth. '49-'51> 



married : Miss Marilyn Hall (Crafts & 
Cloth. Constr. '48-'51) to Homer Har- 
old Schwarz, on March 28th in Denver, 
Colo. The last we heard from Marilyn 
she was a Home Demonstration Agent 
for Moffat County in Colorado, enjoy- 
ing the work and her chances to go ski- 
ing. We hope we'll hear more from her 
soon. 

other news: We were delighted to 
receive word from Miss Margaret Rand 
(Hist. & Philos. '04-' 19, Dean '38-'44) 
that she and her sister, Win, are living 
at their home in Francestown, N. H. 
Miss Rand says, "We are two rather 
battered old cronies, Win can't walk 
because of some paralysis, and I because 
of the broken hip. I have been in the 
hospital twice, in the fall till nearly 
Thanksgiving, . . . and then again this 
March. It is good to be home again — 
very comfortable with a nurse and a 
neat, understanding housekeeper. I 
grow somewhat deafer, but my eyes are 
very useful. Brain a little shaky, espe- 
cially when it comes to spelling and 
remembering people's names! Do give 
my best to all my Lasell friends." We 
know Miss Rand would be glad to hear 
from Lasell friends. The address is: 
Bradford Farm, Francestown, N. H. 



In March, Mrs. Florence Roberts 
Jones (Sec. '29-'33) made a surprise 
call at the campus. She had been visit- 
ing in Wellesley and says she couldn't 
resist stopping in after these 20 years! 
Her address is: 165 Waterman St., 
Providence, R. I. 

The alumnae clubs have been making 
several requests for faculty speakers dur- 
ing the month of May. To date the 
schedule is as follows: On May 1st, 
Miss June Babcock will attend the New 
Hampshire Club luncheon at the Farm 
Kitchen in Hooksett, N. H., and Mr. 
Wass will visit the Philadelphia-South 
Jersey Club; on May 8th, Mr. Wass 
has been asked by the Vermont Club to 
come to their meeting in Barre, Vt.; on 
May 12th, Dean Mary Blatchford will 
have dinner with the Rhode Island Club 
at the Wayland Manor in Providence; 
on May 15th, Mrs. Jeanne Cousins will 
have lunch at the Yankee Silversmith 
in Wallingford with the New Haven 
Club and will then stop in at Ann 
Woods' ('52) house in West Hartford 
for a tea sponsored by the Connecticut 
Valley Club; and on May 22nd, Dean 
Ruth Rothenberger will go to the 
meeting of the New Jersey Division 
of the New York Club. 



1953 

September 17 
September 17=19 
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November 13 



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1954 

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CALENDAR 1953-1954 

(Subject to unforeseen changes) 

Registration of New Students 

Orientation Period for All New Students 

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Lasell Leaves 



vol. LXXIX 



AUGUST, 1954 



NO. 4 



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Gate and fence to be erected on Commonwealth Ave. 
Gift from the Alumnae 



Fund Issue 1953-54 



LASELL LEAVES 



Vol. LXXIX 



AUGUST, 1954 



No. 4 




Class Agent Chairman: 

Louise Tardivel Higgins '37 

Alumnae Fund Secretary: 
Ruth Allen Ames 

Treasurer : 

Antoinette Meritt Smith '23 

Alumnae Secretary: 
Priscilla Winslow '35 

Assistants : 

Barbara Ordway Brewer '35 
Joy Kendrew Hibsher 






■**&, 



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Published Quarterly by the Lasell Alumnae, Inc., Lasell Junior College, Auburndale, 
Mass. Entered as second-class matter at the Boston, Mass., Post Office. Acceptance for 
mailing at special rate of postage provided for in Section 1103, Act of October 3, 1917, 
authorized on October 28, 1918. Subscription $3.00 Per Year Included in the Annual 
Alumnae Fund Contribution. Single copies of this bulletin may be obtained for 75 cents 
each. 



LASELL LEAVES 



ALUMNAE GIVE $4,000 FOR GATEWAY AND 
FENCE ON COMMONWEALTH AVENUE 



The sketch on the cover of this maga- 
zine (both front and back) portrays a 
fence and gate such as the one to be 
erected this summer at the lower end 
of the old golf course, below the site 
of the new classroom building, and 
facing on Commonwealth Ave. 

Since the old Woodland Park build- 
ing has been torn down and that land 
on Washington St. has been sold and 
rebuilt with a community of new homes, 
the only section where Lasell's proper- 
ty touches on a well-travelled thorough- 
fare is at the above-mentioned corner 
on Commonwealth Ave. (Rt. 30). 
With Rt. 128 modernized and brought 
so much nearer to Auburndale (running 
along beside the home of the ducks on 
the Charles River near Norumbega 
Park), the traffic heading in and out 
of Boston along Commonwealth Ave. 
has grown steadily heavier, and it 
seems most appropriate that an at- 
tractive entrance to the college campus 
be erected where the passing public 
will take notice. The fence will be 5 
feet high, and the gate posts 6 feet high 



and 2 feet square. The posts, which 
will be designed to harmonize with 
the nearby new brick buildings, will 
be wired for lighting. However, until 
another building is constructed nearer 
the gateway, it will be impractical to 
try to install underground wiring for 
the great distance necessary. On one 
of the posts, a plaque will indicate 
that the entranceway was presented to 
the college by the alumnae, and on 
the other post a plaque will give the 
name of the college and founding 
date — 1851. The location and style 
of a large sign giving the name of the 
college is still under consideration. 
The fence and gate is being designed 
and erected by the Anchor Post Fence 
Co. and 'it is expected the job will be 
completed by the first of September. 

Just inside the gate, a much-needed 
parking space will be surfaced, and 
the view from the gate will encompass 
the new classroom building, part of 
Woodland (mainly the dining room), 
the Athletic Field, and a rear view of 
the Barn and Winslow Hall. 



Sincerest Thanks To Our Agents 



who couldn't have done 



a better job 



Did YOU support them?? 



LASELL LEAVES 



ALUMNAE GIVE $5,000 FOR EQUIPMENT 

IN NEW CLASSROOM BUILDING 




New Science Classroom Building Now Under Construction 



As bids from the construction com- 
panies came in for Lasell's new science 
classroom building, the college realized 
that the cost — particularly for the 
desired science equipment — was 
going to be considerably higher than 
had been anticipated. On hearing of 
this predicament, the Board of Manage- 
ment of Lasell Alumnae, Inc., discussed 
the importance to Lasell of having the 
best equipment possible and not cutting 
down on it any more than absolutely 
necessary. Therefore, they voted to 
give the college $5,000 towards the 
equipment, in addition to the $4,000 
for the gate and fence. 

On Friday, June 11th, ground was 
broken for the building. The shovels 
have been digging, the hammers are 
pounding, and it is now hoped that 
the job will be completed and the 
building ready for occupation for 
second semester next year (February, 
1955). So that you will have an idea 
as to how our money will be used, we 
are giving you some details on the 
plans and furnishings of the building. 

The three stories will contain 10 
classrooms and 4 laboratories. All 



classrooms are purposely being kept 
small so that there will be an average 
of 20 to 25 students in each class. 
There will be two stairways, one at 
either end of the corridors which run 
lengthwise through the center of the 
building. On all three floors there will 
be a teachers' room (one for con- 
ferences, one for quiet and concentrated 
study, and one for a coat and powder 
room) ; in the halls there will be ample 
space for coat racks and a closet for 
the janitor's equipment; there will be 
very adequate toilet facilities; and in 
every classroom there will be a teacher's 
closet for locking up supplies, etc. (a 
great improvement over some of the 
present conditions). In addition to 
the science classes, it is expected that 
all classes now meeting in Hawthorne, 
Clark and the Gardner Lab will be 
housed in the new building. 

The main entrance of the building 
will be in the center of the side facing 
the golf course and Athletic Field, 
looking across toward Maple Street. 
The first level will include a lobby 
with a receptionist's office, a roomy 
lounge, a coatroom, 3 general class- 



LASELL LEAVES 



rooms, and quite a bit of space to be 
occupied by a boiler room, a storage 
room, and a janitor's room. 

On the second level there will be the 
zoology and anatomy lab and supply 
room, and 4 classrooms, 2 of which 
are to be joined by folding doors. 
When these doors are opened, a room 
of 7 5 -person capacity will be available 
for use as a Visual Aid room, or for 
speakers for combined classes in the 
secretarial or retailing departments, etc. 
In the zoology and anatomy lab, a 
goodly number of electrical outlets 
will be available at spacious desks, 
sections for displaying manikins and 
skeletons, and 3 sinks; and in the supply 
room will be much-needed deep set 
tubs. This lab is in a corner room so 
that there is good lighting from the 
windows on two sides of the room, 
and there is a connecting door into 
the lecture room. At the end of the 
corridor toward Woodland Hall and 
Woodland Rd., there will be an out- 
side door, as the first level at that 
end of the building where the boiler 
room and storage room will be located, 
will be underground. 

The third level will contain 2 chemis- 
try labs, 1 medical technology lab, and 
3 classrooms. The front of the building 



on this floor will be devoted to the 
chemistry department. Centrally placed 
will be the spacious chemistry lab. There 
will be 3 tables with 4 sinks in each 
table, 2 students to work at each sink. 
Over each sink will be a hood with 
suction to create a draft to pull out 
the odors. There will also be suf- 
ficient water facilities and Bunsen 
burners. The quantitative and qualita- 
tive analysis lab will be located in a 
corner room which also will be supplied 
with water and gas, and there will be 
ample space for the balances and scales. 
Connected with this lab will be a supply 
closet, and the room will have con- 
siderable space for cupboards, cabinets, 
and shelves. In the opposite corner of 
the front of the building will be a 
lecture room. In the back of the build- 
ing will be the medical technology lab 
with space for an incubator, an auto- 
clave for sterilizing under pressure, 
a hot-air oven and a refrigerator. There 
will be storage space for microscopes 
and slides and for hematology equip- 
ment. This lab will also have a connect- 
ing supply room. 

The description as given above is 
taken from the blueprints, but we 
shall look forward to the day when 
we can ask you to come and call, and 
let us show you around ! 



REMEMBER— Your contribution entitles 
you to ALL issues of the Leaves 

Please use the space provided on your contribution 
envelope to send us news of yourself and any other 

Lasellites! 



LASELL LEAVES 



LETTER TO THE ALUMNAE 
FROM PRESIDENT WASS 

Dear Friends: July, 1954 

A year ago I started my letter to you by saying that I would like to 
express to you my deep appreciation of your support of the Class Agent 
plan of annual giving to Lasell. I know of no better way to begin this 
letter than to say again, "Thank you for your loyal endorsement of the 
Class Agent plan for helping Lasell to have beautiful buildings and 
grounds." 

It is a great pleasure for me to tell you that as this issue of the 
Leaves goes to press, the foundation for the new science hall has already 
been laid. The excavation is finished and we shall soon see the walls be- 
gin to rise. I know that it is natural for alumnae to be sentimentally at- 
tached to some of Lasell's old buildings. Everyone who has been con- 
nected with Lasell for any length of time feels the same way, but we can- 
not hide from ourselves the fact that many of them are old wooden 
structures, expensive to operate and maintain and subject to huge fire 
insurance rates. Many of these buildings have given service far beyond 
the expectations of the original builders. As you all know, I have stressed 
the importance of a continuing building program for Lasell whenever 
and wherever I have been given an opportunity to speak in Lasell's 
behalf. 

I think that we can divide Lasell's building program into at least 
five obtainable goals. The last, but never final goal should be reached 
within the next ten years. 

Step I Winslow Hall — 1938 

Step II Woodland Hall — 1950 

Step III Science Hall — 1955 

Step IV Replace Clark and Hawthorne with fireproof senior 
houses with accommodations for 30 students in each 
house — I960 

Step V The elimination of McClelland Hall and the comple- 
tion of Woodland Hall on the site of Gardner 
Hall — 1965 

With good luck and the continued and growing support of the Class 
Agent plan of giving, we may be able to cut many years from the above 
schedule. I would like to have each one of you file this copy cf the 
Leaves away for future reference. It will be interesting to see how 
closely we follow the time schedule. 

I am old-fashioned enough to believe that a college should be an 
educational institution. A college is a place where the teacher and the 
student are the two most important people; where young people should 
improve their thinking and deepen it, refine it and make it rational and 
objective. College should be a place where students should find the tools 
and the environment for good learning habits. It is largely for this reason 
that I have pushed so hard for a new classroom building. With its 
completion, we will have a college with three new buildings plainly 



LASELL LEAVES 



visible from Commonwealth Avenue, a college with the beginnings of 
a physical plant of which we may well be proud. 

May I take this opportunity to thank you for the gift of $5,000 for 
the equipment fund for the new building. It is also most fitting that the 
alumnae should take the initiative in beautifying Lasell's campus with 
the Central Street decorative fence to be erected this summer. 



Sincerely yours, 

Raymond C. Wass, President 



FINAL REPORT OF ALUMNAE FUND 
CONTRIBUTIONS 1953-54 









(September 15, 1953 


— May 26, 1954) 










No. in 


No. of 


Percent 


Total 




No. in 


No. of 


Percent 


Total 


Class 


Class f 


Contrib. 


Contrib. 


Amount 


Class 


Class f 


Contrib. 


Contrib 


Amount 


1899 


17 


7 


41 


$ 35.00 


1931 


82 


17 


21 


$ 92.00 


1902 


20 


15 


75 


280.00 


1932 


75 


22 


29 


105.00 


All other 








1933 


70 


28 


40 


118.00 


classes 










1934 


71 


25 


35 


111.00 


before 










1935 


91 


29 


32 


149.00 


1906 


161 


64* 


40 


298.00 






















1936 


84 


29 


35 


169.00 


1906 


27 


19 


70 


93.00 


1937 


97 


39 


40 


168.50 


1907 


26 


17 


65 


108.00 


1938 


123 


44 


36 


236.19 


1908 


20 


14 


70 


128.00 


1939 


118 


32 


27 


136.00 


1909 


19 


8 


42 


32.00 


1940 


146 


42 


29 


171.00 


1910 


29 


23* 


76 


141.00 






















1941 


181 


60 


33 


256.00 


1911 


26 


16 


65 


105.00 


1942 


175 


45 


26 


237.00 


1912 


34 


23 


68 


106.00 


1943 


166 


48 


29 


154.50 


1913 


19 


6 


32 


30.00 


1944 


123 


33 


27 


122.00 


1914 


38 


21 


55 


92.00 


1945 


177 


53 


30 


181.00 


1915 


34 


16 


47 


77.00 






















1946 


175 


50 


29 


184.00 


1916 


50 


27 


54 


157.00 


1947 


196 


70 


36 


265.00 


1917 


38 


17 


45 


143.00 


1948 


237 


93 


39 


299.50 


1918 


53 


18 


34 


627.00 


1949 


216 


83 


38 


368.00 


1919 


27 


16 


61 


123.00 


1950 


224 


85 


38 


389.50 


1920 


53 


17 


32 


109.00 






















1951 


210 


99 


47 


421.00 


1921 


55 


24 


44 


108.00 


1952 


219 


110 


50 


499.00 


1922 


72 


35 


49 


127.00 


195 3 


237 


232# 


98 


69S.00 


1923 


62 


32 


52 


154.00 


x-54 


52 


1 


2 


1.00 


1924 


69 


23 


33 


100.00 


H.S. 


12 


12 


— 


56.00 


1925 


62 

73 


25 
28 


41 
38 


104.00 
159.00 


Fac. 
Totals 


15 


15 


— 


69.00 


1926 


4952 


2022 


41 


$9,612 i" 


1927 


58 


27 


47 


122.00 












1928 


74 


31 


42 


122.00 












1929 


101 


41 


41 


204.00 












1930 


63 


15 


24 


72.00 













The count: Living graduates with known addresses plus non-graduate- givers. 

* Plus an In Memoriam gift in 1882 and in 1905, and 4 in 1910. 

# Includes 218 graduates and 2 non-graduates who joined as a class at commencement 
time in June, 1953, so this class is not included in the competition by classes this year. 



LASELL LEAVES 



LASELL'S SIXTH ALUMNAE COUNCIL MEETINGS 
MARCH 26TH AND 27TH 




At Council 
L. to p.: Eleanor Ramsdell Stauffer '35, Worcester Club Prog. Chm.; Shirley 
Gould Chesebro '33, Agent and Chm. Nominating Comm. of Lasell Alumnae, Inc.; 
Marion Parmer Wheeler '41, Worcester Club Pres.; Amelia Yankus White '41, 
Worcester Club; Doris Barry Ponte '40, Worcester Club Rec. Secy.; and Miss 
Kathryn Moss, Exec. Secy, of Conn. Coll. Alum. Assoc. 



The last few students had not de- 
parted from Woodland for Spring 
vacation on Friday, March 26th, be- 
fore Alumnae Council representatives 
were arriving. After several last-min- 
ute cancellations, a total of 52 partici- 
pated in this year's meetings. They 
included 25 Class Agents, 15 Club 
representatives from 7 of our clubs, 10 
members of the Board of Management 
of Lasell Alumnae, Inc., and 6 guests. 
(Four of those in attendance were not 
only Class Agents, but also a Club rep- 
resentative or a member of the Board.) 

Those present were: 

Class Agents 

Priscilla Alden Wolfe '19 (for all classes 
without agents), New Hampton, N. H. 

Josephine Woodward Rand '10, Brookline 

Mary Quick Dean '14, Providence, R. I. 

Evelina E. Perkins '15, Mechanic Falls, Me. 

Marion Griffin Wolcott '16, W. Hartford 
Conn. 

Helen M. Saunders '17, W. Hartford, Conn. 

Mercie V. Nichols '19. Cohasset 

Helen L. Beede '21, Auburndale 



Theresa Thompson Osborne '22, Glen Rock, 

N. J. 
Dorothy Barnard '24, Cambridge 
Esther T. Joselyn '27, West Hanover 
Katherine Braithwaite Woodworth '29, Au- 
burndale 
Marjorie A. MacClymon '32, Auburndale 
Shirley Gould Chesebro '33, Newton High- 
lands 
Phyllis Atkinson Stone '34, Danvers 
Priscilla Parmenter Madden '37, Wellesley 
Louise Tardivel Higgins '37, Auburndale 
Arlene Wishart Sylvester '38, Auburndale 
Patricia Taylor Henderson '40, Needham 
Dorothy Mosher Stone '42, Auburndale 
Virginia Wolfe Perkins '44, Melrose 
Miriam Day '48, Waban 
Sally C. Hughes '50, Newton 
Ann Rathburn '52, Naugatuck, Conn. 
Janet M. Chase '53, Glen Rock, N. J. 

Club Representatives 

Albany Club: Janet Garland Wilson '46, 

Schenectady 
Boston Club: Miriam Day '48, Pres., Waban 
Berry Groff '48, Cor. Sec, 
Wellesley 
Conn. Valley: Mary Lou Woodward '52, 
Pres., E. Hartford 
Pauline M. Coady '52, 
Vice Pres., New Britain 



LASELL LEAVES 




At Council 
L. to r.: Sally C. Hughes '50, Agent; Dorothy Barnard '24, Agent; Mlm Day 
'48, Agent and Boston Club Pres.; Berry N. Groff '48, Boston Club Corres. Secy.; 
Jean Woodward Nelson '22; and Mary Quick Dean '14, Agent. 



N.J. Div. of 

New York Club: Joanne Purcell '52, Chm., 
W. Englewood 
Suzanne G. Baney '52, 
Sec.-Treas., W. Orange 
Rhode Island: Phyllis W. Gleason '52, 
Cranston 

Betty Lou Foy '52, Saylesville 
Western Mass.: Sallyann Bartlett Abel '51, 
Pres., Springfield 
Merilyn Peck '52, 
Longmeadow 
Worcester: Marion Parmer Wheeler '41, 
Pres., Holden 
Doris Barry Ponte '40, 
Rec. Sec, Shrewsbury 



Eleanor Ramsdell Stauffer '35, 
Prog. Chm., Worcester 
Amelia Yankus White '41, 
Auburn 
Board of Management 
President Dorothy Inett Taylor '30, 

Worcester 
1st Vice Pres.: Ruth Turner Crosby '42, 

Newtonville 
2nd Vice Pres.: Mildred Birchard Pentheny 

'38, Marshfield 
Asst. Treas.: Olive Boynton Garron '38, 

Waltham 
Class Agent Chm. & Clubs Advisor: Louise 
Tardivel Higgins '37, 
Auburndale 




At Council 
L. to r.: Evelina (Perky) Perkins '15, Agent; Josephine Woodward Rand '10, 
Agent; Mary Quick Dean '14, Agent; Mercie V. Nichols '19, Agent; Priscilla 
Alden Wolfe '19, Agent and Director of Lasell Alumnae, Inc.; and Virginia Wolfe 
Perkins '44, Agent. 



LASELL LEAVES 



Directors: Priscilla Alden Wolfe '19, 
New Hampton, N.H. 
Barbara Ordway Brewer '35, 
Auburndale 
Alum. Sec: Priscilla Winslow '35, 

Auburndale 
New Nominees for 1954-55 Board: Noel 
Temple Martinson '42, 
Asst. Treas., Waltham 
Dorothy Mosher Stone '42, 
Cor. Sec, Auburndale 
Guests 
Miss Kathryn Moss, Exec. Secy., Conn. Coll. 

Alumnae Assoc 
Pres. and Mrs. Raymond C. Wass 
Miss Edith A. Richardson, Asst. to Dean of 
Residence, in chg. of Woodland 



Miss Muriel R. McClelland, Asst. to Dean 

of Residence, Dir. of Phys. Educ 
Jean Woodward Nelson '22 

As usual, the program opened with 
an informal get-together in the East 
Lounge of Woodland, where Mr. Wass 
gave a showing of the latest college 
movie. We then adjourned to the First 
Floor Smoker where delicious sand- 
wiches, cakes and coffee were served, 
and everyone had an opportunity to be- 
come acquainted — or "better" ac- 
quainted! We were pleased to have 
President and Mrs. Wass join us for 




At Council 
L. to r.: Janet M. Chase '53, Agent; Miss McClelland; Sallyann Bartlett Abe 
'51, Western Mass. Club Pres.; Miss Richardson; and Merilyn Peck '52, Westerr 
Mass. Club. 



this pleasant social hour. The students' 
rooms on the first floor of Woodland 
were well occupied that night by the 
alumnae. 

Saturday morning after breakfast, 
the formal meetings of the conference 
opened on the Lower Level of the 
Barn (where the "Day Hops" have 
their headquarters). Dorothy Inett Tay- 
lor '30, president of Lasell Alumnae, 
Inc., welcomed the group, gave a resu- 
me of the work of the Board of Man- 



agement for the current year, and ther 
introduced Miss Richardson, Assistani 
to the Dean of Residence, in charge 
of Woodland. Miss Richardson gave i 
very interesting and informative talk 
pointing out how alumnae, perhaps the 
clubs in particular, could be helpfu. 
to the college by circulating informatior 
to prospective students and especiallj 
their parents as to just what is expected 
of a girl when she leaves home anc 
goes away to college. Apparently it is 



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At Council 
L. to r.: standing: Olive Boynton Garron '38, Asst. Treas. of Lasell Alumnae, 
Inc.; Pat Taylor Henderson '40, Agent. Seated: Arlene Wishart Sylvester '38, 
Agent; Helen M. Saunders '17, Agent; Kay Braithwaite Woodworth '29, Agent; 
Marion Griffin Wolcott '16, Agent; Esther T. Josselyn '27, Agent; and Theresa 
Thompson Osborne '22, Agent. 



not unusual for the parents to be un- 
acquainted not only with the rules and 
regulations which are necessary for in- 
stitutional living, but also with the im- 
portance of living up to these require- 
ments. Nor are the parents always 
aware of the need for preparing their 
daughter to be self-reliant so that she 
will take the responsibility for seeing 
that she herself lives up to the conduct 
asked of the students by the College 



Government. As may be imagined, 
Miss Eichardson's talk proved to be 
enlightening to the alumnae, and gave 
them good, new ideas for ways in 
which they can be of assistance to the 
college. 

After a short recess, the "outside" 
guest speaker was introduced. This year 
we were most fortunate in having Miss 
Kathryn Moss, Executive Secretary of 
the Connecticut College Alumnae Asso- 




At Council 
L. to r.: Phyllis Atkinson Stone '34, Agent; Ruth Turner Crosby '42, 1st Vice 
Pres. of Lasell Alumnae, Inc.; Marjorie A. MacClymon '32, Agent; Millie Birchard 
Pentheny, '38, 2nd Vice Pres. of Lasell Alumnae, Inc.; Priscilla Parmenter Mad- 
den '37, Agent; and Helen L. Beede '21, Agent. 



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ciation in New London, Conn. Miss 
Moss reviewed the setup of our Class 
Agent system with us, and not only 
gave us some good suggestions for im- 
proving our program and our method 
of carrying out our present schedule, 
but also, we are pleased to add, had 
some complimentary things to say about 
our plan and its results so early in its 
development. We were grateful to Miss 
Moss, too, for impressing on the Class 
Agents and the Club representatives 
present how important their work is, 
and how, if it were not for their fine 
support and hard work, our program 
could not have been so successful. 

The morning meetings were fol- 
lowed by a session of picture-taking 
(see accompanying results) and a din- 
ner at Woodland (roast beef). Miss 
McClelland then conducted a Tour of 
the Campus for all those interested. 
At 2:15 two discussion groups were 
scheduled — one for the Class Agents, 
led by Louise Tardivel Higgins '37, 



Class Agent Chairman, and one for 
the Club representatives, led by Ruth 
Turner Crosby '42, 1st Vice President 
and former Alumnae Clubs Advisor. 
At these sessions, programs for the 
coming year were worked out and 
problems which any of those present 
wished to bring up were discussed. 
The meetings were adjourned at the 
end of these afternoon conferences. 

Those who attend Lasell's Council 
Meetings are the ones who are really 
interested in their Alma Mater and 
who show their loyalty by giving con- 
crete support. When each one of these 
alumnae who is individually enthusi- 
astic in her work for the college any- 
way returns to campus and gets to- 
gether with others who feel the same 
way, the Lasell "spirit" runs high and 
the experience of working together be- 
fore launching on another year's ac- 
tivities is an inspiration to all. To us, 
the Council Meetings are an outstand- 
ing event of the year. 




At Council 
L. to r.: seated: Pauline M. Coady '52, Conn. Valley Club V.P.; Ann Rathburn 
'52, Agent; Mary Lou Woodward '52, Conn. Valley Club Pres.; Merilyn Peck '52, 
Western Mass. Club. Standing: Joanne Purcell '52, Chm. N. J. Div. of New York 
Club; Betty Lou Foy '52, Rhode Island Club; Phyllis W. Gleason '52, Rhode Island 
Club; Marilyn J. McGuire '52; and Sue G. Baney '52, N. J. Div. Secy.-Treas. of 
New York Club. 



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LASELL ALUMNAE, INC., SCHOLARSHIP FUND 



According to the plans announced 
last year, several of the clubs have 
made contributions during the past 
year to help increase the size of our 
Scholarship Fund. Consequently, in 
May the total amount available for use 
was approximately $863.00. Our 
thanks go to the clubs and one class who 
gave their support, as follows: 



New Hampshire 
Phila. — So. Jersey 
Rhode Island 
Western Mass. 
Worcester 
Class of 1924 



Boston 

Bridgeport 

Chicago 

Cleveland 

Conn. Valley 

Eastern Me. 

Miami 
In addition, it has been voted since 
that time by Lasell Alumnae, Inc., to 
add $100 from the General Fund to 
the Scholarship Fund. 

The Scholarship Committee met in 
May, and, keeping in mind that gifts 
are to be awarded to "a worthy student, 
based on financial need, scholarship, 
and personality," five awards were 



made. All of the recipients are sen- 
iors; one is from New York, one from 
Connecticut, two from Massachusetts, 
and one from Vermont. In addition, 
another student was considered and will 
be given assistance if an application 
which she has made to a national fund 
is refused. In the case of all these girls 
who are being given awards, although 
they are getting help from various other 
sources, the gifts from Lasell Alumnae, 
Inc., will make "the difference" so it 
will be possible for them to return to 
Lasell in the fall. The vote of the 
Board of Management to support the 
recommendations made by the Scholar- 
ship Committee was passed immediate- 
ly so that the students could be notified 
of their scholarships before taking 
their final examinations for this year. 

The Committee 
Clara Dietz Rosenburg '30, Chm. 
Ruth Turner Crosby '42 
Helen L. Beede '21 



IS YOUR CLUB HELPING 

TO SUPPORT A GRADUATE 

OF "19??" ? 



By contributing annually to this Alumnae Scholarship Fund, your dub 
will be giving worthy girls an opportunity to further their education at Lasell. 



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AGENTS FOR CLASS OF 1954 



***■!£• '•• 




>'IES1ip» 



Sheila Collins 

A.S. in Pre-Nursing 

College Government Treasurer 

Athletic Assoc. Secy.-Treas. 

8 High St. 
No. Brookfield, Mass. 



: C-'' :'■ 



Sandra MacDougall 

A.S. in Secretarial 

L.C.C.A. President 

Modern Dance Club Secy. 

French Club Treasurer 

27 Timson Path 
Newton Center, Mass. 





Sandra Reynolds 

A.S. in Medical Secretarial 

Lamp Business Editor 
Workshop Players President 

610 Elm St. 
Montpelier, Vt. 



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CONTRIBUTORS TO THE 1953-54 ALUMNAE FUND 

Note: The number of contributors includes all Life Members (indicated by L), those who 
have made an extra contribution during the current year being indicated by gL. The 
count of each class for figuring the percentages includes living graduates with known 
addresses and non-graduate givers (the latter indicated by x). 



4l<y c 



(2022 contributors) 
gave 

$9,613.19 

in 1953-54. 
Compared to 1952-53: 
Contributors — 163 more 
Contributions — $908.69 more 




Louise Tardivel Higgins '37 
Class Agent Chairman 



1899 

Agent 

Lorena Fellows Sawyer 



Total amount contributed: $35.00 
Number of contributors: 7 
Percent contributing: 41% 



Frances Allen Swinton 
L Evelyn Ebert Allen 

Lorena Fellows Sawyer 
L Alice Jenckes Wilson 
L Alice R. Kendall 

Elise Scott Mackintosh 

Gertrude Watson Linscott 

1902 

Agent 

Annie Mae Pinkham Allyn 



Total amount contributed: 280.00 
Number of contributors: 15 
Percent contributing: 75% 



xMary Buffinton Chace 
Grace Bullock Gorham 
Ellen Chase Wood 
Laura Chase 

L Joanna Deering Kirk 
Bessie Draper Ruffin 
Georgia Duncan Seavey 

L Bessie Fuller Perry 

Ellen McGrew Hollenbeck 



gL Clara McLean Rowley 
gL Annie Mae Pinkham Allyn 

xCora Stone Trimmer 

xAlida Walter Johnson 
gL Kate Wheldon Plumb 

xBertha White Sprague 

All other classes before 1906 

Special Agent 
Priscilla Alden Wolfe '19 



Total amount contributed: $298.00 
Number of contributors: 64 
Percent contributing: 41% 



1882 
xConstance Waite Rouse 

In Memoriam: 

Emily Shiff Dunn 

L883 

xMabel Olds MacMillan 

1886 
Mosctta Stafford Vaughan 

1888 
xSusan Hallock Couch 

1889 
LxMabel T. Eager 
Mary Packard Cass 
xl.ida Peck Green 



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1891 

L Effie M. Prickett 
xGertrude Simpson Keating 

1892 

gLxGeorgianna Adams McElfresh 
xDorothy Chapman Pitkin 
xFlorence C. Wyman 

1893 

Nellie M. Richards 
Lxjosephine H. West 

1894 

xGrace A. Johnson 
gL Harriett G. Scott 

Gertrude Sherman Ellsworth 
Mary Tulleys 

1895 

xElsa Doepka Wiggers 
Grace E. Loud 
Mabel Sawyer Rogers 
Mabel Taylor Gannett 

1896 

L Josephine Chandler Pierce 
L Annette J. Hackett 

Louise Hubbard ■ Hudson 

Ethel D. Loud 

1897 

xBessie Brainard Schmadeke 
xMyra L. Davis 
Nellie Feagles Katelle 
L Edith Howe Kip 

Grace Washburn Hoskins 

1898 

L Helen Abbott Bucknam 
Elizabeth Allen Paxton 

L Emma Aull Duncan 
Ruth Crandell 
gL Clifford Dasher Stephens 
Emma Smith Bramhall 

1900 

L Elsie B. Reynolds 
xAlice Taylor Potter 
Katherine White Wolfe 

1901 

Bernice Barber Brown 

Isabella C. Clemens 
xSally Ellwood Stevens 

Katherine E. McCoy 
xMarion Safford Coe 

1903 

xEmily A. Clemens 
Agnes Drake Foss 
LxHelen Ebersole Swartzel 
Marie Gibert Martin 
Mary Goodwin Olmsted 
Bertha Hayden King 
Sarah Hughes Forbes 
Ida Mallory Lyon 
xRose K. Taylor 

1904 

xEva Chandler Schindler 
L Jennie Hamilton Eliason 
xGrace Ordway Miller 
xFlorence Smith Flint 

1905 

xEdith Burke Wells 
Hazel Carey Adam 
Edith Harber Wrieht 
xArgenta MacDonald Carothers 
L Laura Weaver Buxton 
Mary Willett Blackinton 

In Memoriam: 

Leslie White Ailing 



1906 

Agent 

Mildred Peirce Fuller 



Total amount contributed: $93.00 
Number of contributors: 19 
Percent contributing: 70% 



L Edith Anthony Carlow 
Meta Buehner Noble 
gL Helen Carter Marcy 
Annie Dealey Jackson 
Gertrude Graham Welch 
xMargaret Lamborn Zang 
xEdna Matthews Condit 
Kathryne McClanahan Henske 
Ruth Marston Arey 
Clara K. Mattlage 
gL Mildred Peirce Fuller 

xElizabeth Polhemus Rockwood 
Julia Potter Schmidt 
L Irene Sauter Sanford 
gL Maude Simes Harding 
Sara H. Strong 
L Dorothea Turner Moulton 

Lucy Wilson Errett 
L Elsie Young Hayden 

1907 

Agent 

Lilian Douglass Heeb 



Total amount contributed: $108.00 
Number of contributors: 17 
Percent contributing: 65% 



Helen Carter Johnson 

Alice J. Chase 
xEdna Cones Prior 
gL Fern Dixon Leahy 
gL Lilian Douglass Heeb 
xjennie Drew Hinman 
xCarre Fuller Eldridge 
xDaisy Gilbert Buck 
xHelen Gray Porter 

Helen H. Heath 

Clara Huttenbauer Levy 

Clara F. Nims 
xSadie Peckham Mayers 
xElizabeth Peirce Bittenbender 
xCarrie Sessions Dodge 

Ida Sisson Craver 

Edna Strickland Olson 

1908 

Agent 

Charlotte Ryder Hall 



Total amount contributed: $128.00 
Number of contributors: 14 
Percent contributing: 70% 



xAmy Bemis French 
xlno Dell Blakestad King 
Agnes Bullard Hobart 
gL Grace Emerson Cole 
gL Lela Goodall Thornburg 
gL Grace T. Griswold 
xEmmeline Guernsey 
xAlice Hobbs Worcester 
xEthel McCorkindale Harwood 
L Louise Morrell Nestler 
Irene Meyer Sunberg 
xHope A. Richards 
gL Charlotte Ryder Hall 
xFlorence Stark Hoyt 






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1909 

Agent 

Maria Riker Home 



Total amount contributed: $32.00 
Number of contributors: 8 
Percent contributing: 42% 



Constance E. Blackstock 
L Annie Crowe Collum 
L Louise Funkhouser Colegrove 
xlrma Goldman Tedesche 
gL Louise B. Paisley 
Maria Riker Hume 
Florence Swartwout Thomassen 
Dorothy Wells Seller 



1910 

Agent 

Josephine Woodward Band 



Total amount contributed: $141.00 
Number of contributors: 23 
Percent contributing: 81% 



L Lucy Aldrich Berston 
xRuth Balch Ott 
Olive Bates Dumas 
L Nell Carneal Drew 
xLucy Cox Nelson 
gL Julia Crafts Sheridan 
gL Julia DeWitt Read 

Margherita Dike Hallberg 
L Mildred Goodall Campbell 
Marion Hale Bottomley 
gL Julia Hamilton Peters 
Helen B. Hood 
Irma Levi Levy 
L Mary Lumbard Courtney 

xElizabeth P. Martin 
LxMabeth Shuttleworth Turner 
M. Cornelia Stone 
Mildred Snyder Grant 
L Susan Stryker Brown 
Julia ter Kuile Brown 
LxMarguerite B. Vicary 
gLxAnita Wilson McAvoy 
gL Josephine Woodward Rand 

In Memoriam: 

Amy Brannan Ansley 
Martha Hazelet Crooks 
Hannah Proctor Bonner 
Ella Puchta Knight 



1911 

Agent 
Elizabeth Brandow Trnmbnll 



Total amount contributed: $105.00 
Number of contributors: 16 
Percent contributing: 65% 



Vera Bradley Findlay 
gL Elizabeth Brandow Trumbull 
xMaude Carleton Rines 

Alma Dumn DeLong 
xHclen Ferry Babcock 
xDorothy Frost Frost 
L Margaret Jones Clemen 

Kathleen M. Knight 
xPauline Orcutt Hemenway 
gL Marion Ordway Corley 

Doris Powers Thomas 

Marion Shinn 
xjane Steele Hull 
xMargaret Thacher Drury 

Eleanor Warner Salisbury 

xSibvI Webb Dougherty 



1912 

Agent 
Mary Utter Maxson 



Total amount contributed: $106.00 
Number of contributors: 23 
Percent contributing: 74% 



Agnes Adelsdorf Weil 

Dorothea C. Africa 

Ruth Bachelder Luscombe 
xBarbara Clark Colby 
LxGrace Douglass Schindler 
LxHazel Drew Adair 

Elizabeth Edson 

Miriam Flynn Speth 

Mary Goodwillie Townsend 
xLorena Gulick Adams 
L Florence Jones Allen 

Marion Joslin Oppenheimer 

Charlotte Lesh Coats 

Berenice Lincoln Beers 

Annie Merrill David 

Esther Morey Hain 

Clara Parker Colby 

Jane Parsons Westervelt 

Marjorie Risser Blackwell 
LxSara Shuttleworth Houwert 

Mary Utter Maxson 

Ruth Vollrath Ross 

Winifred Whittlesey Knowlton 



1913 

Agent 

Mary Fenno Stirn 



Total amount contributed: $30.00 
Number of contributors: 6 
Percent contributing: 32% 



Alma L. Bunch 
Mary Fenno Stirn 
xEsther McCrory 
L Ruth Trowbridge Brown 

xEdessa Warner Slocum 
L Mildred Westervelt Warner 



1914 

Agent 

Mary Quick Dean 



Total amount contributed: $92.00 
Number of contributors: 21 
Percent contributing: 55% 



xRuth Adt Stephenson 

Mary H. Bingaman 
L Lois Brader Buckner 

Allcda Burnett Arncson 
L Dorothy Canfield Cheseldine 

Mildred Cutting Tucker 
L Ruth Davis Gil hi 

Maidie Dealey Moroney 

Gratia de Zouche Reynolds 

Elsie L. Doleman 

Angel ine Emery MacCulloch 

Marcia Fogg Moore 

Dorothy Hartshorn Underwood 

xE. Rose Hoefflin 

Mabel Joins ( .niton 
Ruby Ncwcomb MtCoikindale 
Carolyn B. M 
Mary Quick Dean 
Helen Rollins Fisher 
Mildred Smith J.c.ich 
I. Ru*h Thresher Jenks 



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1915 

Agent 

Evelina E. Perkins 



Total amount contributed: $77.00 
Number of contributors: 16 
Percent contributing: 47% 



Elizabeth Beach Bierer 
gL Myrtle Brix Spangler 
Ida Beane Rice 
L Bess E. Emerine 
xMadeline Farmer Ryder 
Clara Paton Suhlke 
L Ada F. Patterson 
Evelina E. Perkins 
Emma Robinson Petrie 
Martha Schumann Laubenstein 
xFlorence Skinner Anderson 
gL Susan E. Tiffany 
Doris Waller O'Hara 
Maude Wetherbee Wakefield 
L Gladys Wilkes McCutchen 
L Nell Woodward Collins 

1916 

Agent 
Marion Griffin Wolcott 



Total amount contributed: $157.00 
Number of contributors: 27 
Percent contributing: 54% 



Orissa M. Attwill 
Marian Beach Barlow 

xWilda Berkey Cartland 
L Naomi Bradley Reed 
Dorothy Brate McPherrin 

xEdna Christensen Beckwith 
Dorothy Crane Crowe 

xConstance Davis Harriett 
A. Lavinia Fera 
Adolphia Garnsey Ettinger 
Marion Griffin Wolcott 
Frances Harris Spear 
Lena Hauck Johnson 
Maude Hayden Keeney 
Margaret Jones Gill 
Mildred Libby Kilgore 
L Helen Merrill Strohecker 
Mary Moore Duryee 
Florence Morris Smith 
Helen Overholser Towle 
Carol M. Rice 
Elizabeth G. Richards 
Madeline Sheldon Herfurth 
Mabel Straker Kimball 
Alma E. Sweet 

xNatalie York Terry 
Ruth Winslow Payne 

1917 

Agents 

Helen M. Saunders 

Mildred Strain Nutter 



Total amount contributed: $143.00 
Number of contributors: 17 
Percent contributing: 45% 

E. Gertrude Allen 

Helen Bauman Routier 
L Florence Bell Merrill 
L Fannie Gates Frey 
xMildred Goddard True 
xPhoebe Haskell Ober 
xEdith Holman Dolliver 

Virginia Moore Starkey 

Marjorie Morrison Coburn 
xCarita Palmer Moffett 



xMargaret Powell Weaver 
gL Helen M. Saunders 
L Jessie Shepherd Brennan 

Eugenia Skinner Shorrock 
L Helen Stephan Sterley 
Dorothy Stewart Allen 
gL Mildred Strain Nutter 

1918 

Agent 



Total amount contributed: $627.00 
Number of contributors: 18 
Percent contributing: 34% 



gL Lydia Adams Godsoe 

xLillian Astill Ainsworth 
L Dorothy Barnes Paine 

xEloise Bordages Masterson 
Mildred Cary Eaton 
Elsie Flight Wuestefeld 
Helen Hart Lind 
Octavia Hickcox Smith 

xjennie Leventhal Brooks 
Ruth B. Newcomb 

xAlmira L. Shepard 

xMarguerite Slade Bolland 
Roxana Stark Burns 
Helen Smith Stone 
Clara Spinney Colby 
Helen Warner Gankler 
L Gail Wilson Boynton 

xAnna G. Wood 

1919 

Agent 

Mercie V. Nichols 



Total amount contributed: $123.00 
Number of contributors: 16 
Percent contributing: 62% 



Edith Abbott Chapman 
Priscilla Alden Wolfe 
Miriam Bell Bell 
Rosenda M. Cabrera 
Olive Chase Mayo 
Lx Ruth Cody Ball 

xMarie Engeln Pollard 

xMary Eshleman Willauer 
L Sarah Hopkins 

Marguerite Houser Hamlin 

xCarolyn Kuhn Feffer 
Helen Moss Post 
gL Mercie V. Nichols 

xMaria Orozco Cobb 
Ethel Ramage Fisk 
Sibyl Weymouth Braniff 

1920 

Agent 



Total amount contributed: $109.00 
Number of contributors: 17 
Percent contributing: 35% 



gLxCarolie Abrams Painter 
Dorothy Burnham Eaton 

L Anna Crane Sherwood 

L Doris Crawford Clovis 
Marion Eaton Gumaer 

L Isabel M. Fish 

Josephine Florence Preusse 
Lillian G. Grant 
Freda Griffin Leining 
Alice Grimes Griffin 
Ruth D. Hayden 
Caroline Lindsay Haney 
xMadeleine Loomis Caldwell 

LxKatherine Moss Shriner 



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Margaret Perley Downey 
Julia Rankin Welles 
L Katherine Rice Broock 



1921 

Agent 

Helen L. Beede 



Total amount contributed: $108.00 
Number of contributors: 24 
Percent contributing: 44% 



gL Helen L. Beede 

L Celina Belle Isle Forman 
gL Marian Bliven MacDonald 
Thelma Blossom McHugh 
Edith Boadway McAdam 
Bernice Cole Tyler 
Leonora Conklin Babcock 
L Lillian Doane Maddigan 
Lillian D. Fontaine 
xEdith Geeson Seewald 
Jeanette Geist Stanley 
Mary Hoke Lesh 
Jeanne Hyde Allen 
xPriscilla Ingraham Lamb 
gLxHelen G. Jacobs 

xjulia Kittredge Gregory 
L Mildred Knight Norwood 
L Gladys V. Lucas 
L Ruth Rawlings Mott 
xHazel M. Slockbower 
Feme Smith Hodgins 
L Ruth Smith Coates 

Marion Stevens White 
L Esther H. Story 



1922 

Agent 

Theresa Thompson Osborne 



Total amount contributed: $127.00 
Number of contributors: 35 
Percent contributing: 49% 



L Frances Angel Levenson 

Florence Archibald Stanly 
L Iverna Birdsall Lutze 
L Marion Brown Kunda 
Dorothy Caldwell Jordan 
gL Harriette Case Bidwell 
L Ethelle Cleale Collett 
L Violet Comley Peirce 
L Sarah F. Crane 

Marian Crawford McColm 
L Florence Day Wentworth 

Jean Field Faires 
L Grace Gates Brown 
Marjorie Gifford Grimm 
gL Helene Grashorn Dickson 
gL Cornelia Hemingway Killam 
L Josephine Holbrook Metzger 
L Louise Jackson Davol 
L Elizabeth Madeira Campbell 
Phyllis Maple McCormick 
Mildred Melgaard Rees 
xMarjorie Norris England 
Maxine Perry Hall 
Lucile Pfeifer Rosenfield 
gL Phyllis Rafferty Shoemaker 
gL Mabel Rawlings Eckhardt 

Margaret Reid Perry 
gL Barbara Smith Huntington 
Dorothy Smith McFarland 
L Elizabeth Tarr Benton 



gL Theresa Thompson Osborne 
xMargaret Tibbetts Lowe 
xMarion T. Weidman 
Louise Weymouth Thompson 
L Jean Woodward Nelson 



1923 

Agent 

Antoinette Meritt Smith 



Total amount contributed: $154.00 
Number of contributors: 32 
Percent contributing: 52% 



xMarion Austin Hakewessell 
Florence Boehmcke Edmondson 
Helen T. Buettner 
Anna Bullock Thornton 
Elizabeth Chandler Healy 
L Ethel Cole Charters 
L Carolyn Colton Avery 
Anne Daugherty Slater 
Ruth Dinsmore Tilton 
LxRuth Emery 

Adrienne Fontaine Caron 
L Ruth Hills Livermore 
Helen Hinshaw Toohey 
gL Ruth Hopkins Spooner 
xLisinka Kuehl Dawson 
Helen Lightbody Smith 
Marjorie Lowell Weeks 
Ida A. Markert 
gL Antoinette Meritt Smith 
Marian Miller Byram 
Dorothy K. Millspaugh 
xLouise Orr Daniels 
Claire Parker Everett 
L Mercedes Rendell Freeman 

Evelyn Shidler Robertson 
L Adrienne E. Smith 
xHelen Sweney Jensen 
Louisa Venable Kyle 
Jessie Watters 
Isabelle Whitcomb Jackson 
Doris Wilde Lobdell 
L Louise Woolley Morgan 



1924 

Agent 

Dorothy Barnard 



Total amount contributed: $100.00 
Number of contributors: 23 
Percent contributing: 33% 



Frances W. Badger 
gL Dorothy Ballou Collier 
Dorothy Barnard 
Adele Bigham Nelson 
Frances Bliss Crosby 

L Edith Clendenin Stahl 
Matilda Daugherty I.inn 
Edith Hadley McLean 

L Katherine Knox McClaren 
Margaret I.onval EppS 
Alice McCaghey Shulei 
Marguerite Murray Keene 

L Lucile Norris Leyda 
Esthei Palmer Swinell 
I liinm Parsons Macuid.i 
gL Helen B. Perry 

xDoris Simonds Bennett 
xB< it i i< e Tait Hcnrich 
Katherine C. Webb 
Gertrude Westerhoff Weiss 
I Maude A. Wilcox 
Geraldine Wilder Bogcrt 

I. Alice Wiy Anthony 



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1925 

Agent 
Helen Wahlquist Wolcott 



Total amount contributed: $104.00 
Number of contributors: 25 
Percent contributing: 41% 



xAlice Batchelder Powers 
Helen Black Sprague 
Dorothea Brown Christian 
Lois Bryant Warner 
L Ruth A. Buffington 

xEmily Case Guernsey 
Christine Chamberlin Kenney 

xEthel Clow Black 
Dorothy Cook Reynal 
Barbara Cushing Jenkins 
Martha Fish Holmes 
Dorothy Hagadorn Taylor 
Harriet Harvey Loveridge 
Louise Hegeman Whitman 
Estelle L. Jenney 
Marian Miles Remick 
L Eva-May Mortimer Riffe 

xAlice Oliver Harrington 
LxMary C. Shannon 

Ruth Shepard Parmenter 

xEmma Smith Quereau 
Sylvia H. Solari 
Eleanor L. Steele 

xClaire Stritzinger Dailer 
L Helen Wahlquist Wolcott 



1926 

Agent 

Dorothy Denney Edge 



Total amount contributed: $159-00 
Number of contributors: 28 
Percent contributing: 38% 



xNatalie Albury Boswell 
Margaret Anderson Gage 
Dorothy Aseltine Wadsworth 
L Margaret Beck Hamlin 
Eleanor Butterworth 
xBernice Cunningham Smith 
L Helen Duncan Peterson 
xElizabeth Eyler Crane 
Mary Freeman Wisdom 
gL Dorothy Hale Brown 
Millicent Horton Hughes 
Mariesta Howland Bloom 
Elizabeth Kimball Golden 
Anita Krakauer Doerr 
Grace Lawrence Groves 
L Sarah Mackay Roblin 
xMuriel L. McLauthlin 
Dorothy Messenger Heath 
Gertrude Moeller Baum 
Emma H. Ockert 
Elizabeth Oppel Morris 
Madeleine Roth White 
Doris Schumaker Walthers 
Elizabeth Smith Lum 
Eloise Smith Riley 
gL Elinor Stevens Stockman 
Elizabeth Van Cleve Giersch 
L Mary Witschief Wood 



gLxGertrude Bicknell Harvey 
Rosalie Brightman Rosen 
Edith Bronstein Silverman 

L Lily Butters Schwartz 
Sylvia Chandler Hooker 
Dorris Cleasby 
Minerva Damon Ludewig 
Elinor Day Conley 
Carolyn Duncan Long 
Lucy Field Wildman 
gL Esther T. Josselyn 
Loretta Krause Eyer 

L Lucy MacLeod Helm 
Marjorie Maxfield Smith 
Rosanna McConnell Wallis 
Eugenie McEdwards Bunting 
Ethel Noyes Hathaway 

L Madalyn Patten Hoberg 
Pauline Pulsifer Worth 
Minnie Remick Dandison 

L Madeleine Robinhold Leinbach 

L Janette Smock Allen 
Edith Stone Schure 
Evelyn Suor Butterworth 
Edith Thorpe Van Dine 
Virginia Wellington Fauver 
Ruth Woodman Higginbotham 



1928 

Agent 

Lillian G. Bethel 



Total amount contributed: $122.00 
Number of contributors: 31 
Percent contributing: 42% 



Jeanette Allen Love 
xBarbara Barber Ketz 

Margaret Basley Irwin 
L Margaret H. Behrens 

Lillian G. Bethel 

Charlessa Carl Heisler 

Mildred Chapman Clements 

Evelyn Douglass Hooper 

Kathryn W. Forgey 

Dorothy Fraser Wahl 

Mary Goodwin Culver 

Caroline Hopkins McLean 

Edith Hussey Adams 

Joan Johnson Doriot 
xBernice Kent Ennis 

Helen Kowalewski Sandback 

Evelyn Ladd Rublee 

Josephine Laughton Hopkins 

Barbara E. Lawson 

Mildred Lykins Rust 
xHelen Masters Phalen 
gL Margaret Newman 

Katherine Paige Colon 
L Mary Pryor Miller 

Edith Shalit Richmond 

Hester Shaw Gordon 

Edith Smith Scollon 
L Mary Timmins Moulthrop 

M. Gertrude Wagner 
L Marjorie Winslow MacCuspie 

Catherine Worrall Flint 



1927 

Agent 

Esther T. Josselyn 



Total amount contributed: $122.00 
Number of contributors: 27 
Percent contributing: 47% 



1929 

Agent 

Katherine Braithwaite 

Woodworth 



Total amount contributed: $204.00 
Number of contributors: 41 
Percent contributing: 41% 



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xEtalia Baratta Bianchi 
xVirginia Beardslee Colter 

Phyllis Beck Van De Mark 
LxRuth Beckley Brown 

Edna Bickford Rand 

Katherine Braithwaite Woodworth 

Charlotte Brooks Armstrong 

Constance Chalmers Harlow 

Constance Chase Marchant 

Prudence Christy Johnson 

Julia Clausen Bowman 

Rosamond Cornell Cannon 

Emily Crump Ramstetter 

Isabelle Daggett Wilson 
xPhyllis Dunning Wilkerson 

Mary Groff Cooper 

Muriel Hagerthy Murray 

Annette Harvey Jensen 
L Dorothy Hayward Sutherland 

Harriet Hewins Sanderson 

Harriet Holt Buker 

Eleanor C. Humphrey 
gL Marion Kingdon Farnum 

Mary Korper Steele 

Betty Lyman Zsiga 
xMarguerite Mcllvain Ricker 

Verta MacLeod Haines 

Helen Ohm Kingsman 

Barbara Peirce Gove 

Barbara Powers Gans 
L Alice Pratt Brown 
L Ruth E. Richards 

Ruth Rowbotham Strickland 

Marjorie Schaller Schoonmaker 
L Marion Simpson Lunt 

Mary Thomas Neal 

Louise Thompson Rondelli 

Elizabeth Wells Turtle 

Maude Williams Gittleson 
L Helena Willson Hanson 

Barbara Wilson Horton 

1930 

Agent 

Jeanette Gessner Somers 



Louise A. Houlihan 

Marion Inglis Leonard 
xMarion E. Johnson 
xMarjorie Kellar Mayer 

Ruth Libby Hanley 

Frances Long Bunnell 

Lenna Lyon Hill 

Ruth Rohe Smith 

Helen M. Schaack 

Dotha Warner Jope 

Blair Whittier Shepardson 

1932 

Agents 

Ethelyn Whitney Lenzi 

Marjorie A. MacClymon 



Total amount contributed: $105.00 
Number of contributors: 22 
Percent contributing: 29% 



gL Charlotte Cahners Glass 

gL Julia C. Case 

Blanche Dougherty Horsman 
Barbara Gould Whittredge 
Jane Grant Hibbeler 
Mildred J. Guyett 
Katherine Hartman Macy 
Gertrude Hooper Ring 
Margaret V. Hrubec 
Barbara Hunt Coracci 
Helene Jones Pressel 
Marjorie A. MacClymon 
xNathalie C. Mosher 
Elizabeth Page Sealey 
Natalie E. Park 
Betty Parrish Newman 
L Edith Parsons Booth 

Minerva Pritchard Barratt 
Carolyn Sproat Spigner 
Barbara Stanley Ulrich 
Gertrude Stone Wilberding 
Ethelyn Whitney Lenzi 



Total amount contributed: $72.00 
Number of contributors: 15 
Percent contributing: 24% 



Martha Adams Hindman 
Marguerite Boyd Greene 
Jean Collier Cooper 
gL Clara Dietz Rosenburg 
Jeanette Gessner Somers 
Dorothy Inett Taylor 
Phyllis Jensen Swenson 
Katherine MacLean Hall 
Eleanor McKenney Black 
Dorothy Meeker Pearce 
xBetty Richards Bogardus 
xRuth Richardson Pease 
Charlotte Sherman Weiss 
Frances Smith Miller 
Dorothy Young Heath 



1931 

Agent 

Karin Eliasson Monroe 



Total amount contributed: $92.00 
Number of contributors: 17 
Percent contributing: 21% 



Elizabeth Bear DeStaebler 
Ruth Bee Jackson 
Betty Condit Kcssel 
Dorothy Curtis Ashworth 
Karin Eliasson Monroe 
L Sarah B. Fletchall 



1933 

Agent 

Shirley Gould Chesebro 



Total amount contributed: $118.00 
Number of contributors: 28 
Percent contributing: 41% 



xBette Andrews York 

Mae Borkum Finkel 

Helen Breen Solberg 

Helen C. Burwell 
LxLaura Dietz Rudginsky 

Barbara Edmands Place 

Alice Fernandez Harkins 
xEdna M. Goodrich 

Shirley Gould Chesebro 

Dorothy Guest Harney 
xEileen Hedstrom Sundberg 

Maude Lee Bliss 

Elizabeth Mclntire Bennert 

Anna Mills Koeck 

Christine Murphy Hohncr 

Jean Murphy Aneil.i 

Louise Newell Aiulette 

Charlotte F. M. Ockcrt 
gL Virginia Ogden Hayes 

Martha Palmer Mack 
Charlotte Phillips Wilkins 
Frances Rothenbergei Watchmaker 

L Angelita Santiago C'.clielein 
Mary Sliiveley McNeill 
Wilrna E. Silveinail 
Ruth Stafford Clark 
xSybil Thomas Ryder 
Millieent Thomson Hammer 



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Congratulations to The Class of 1910 

for the largest percentage of contributors, 
for the second year! 




Josephine Woodward Rand 
Agent for Class of 1910 



The Class of 1910 is truly one to be admired. In spite of the combined efforts 
of the other 66 classes, 1910, for the second year, was not to be outdone. Lasell 
was happy to send each member a copy of "Lasell's First Century" as a token of her 
appreciation. Congratulations again to a loyal class and a faithful Class Agent. 

Note: Please notice the Classes receiving Honorable Mention listed on page 32. 



I.ASELL LI-AVl'S 



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Congratulations to The Class of 1918 

for the largest amount contributed! 




Class of 1918 



The Class of 1918 is also a class set apart. Even though there is no official Class 
Agent for this class, and in spite of their rather few members, 1918 gave the largest 
amount contributed. From Lasell each '18er has also received a copy of "Lasell's 
First Century" with a note of thanks. 



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1934 

Agent 
Phyllis Atkinson Stone 



Total amount contributed: $111.00 
Number of contributors: 25 
Percent contributing: 35% 



Kathleen Atkin Torcom 
Phyllis Atkinson Stone 
Bettina Cook Kalbach 
Roberta Davis Massey 
Edith Downey 
Mary Fitch Huggett 
Alice Floyd Rice 
Celia C. Foss 
xCaroline Frey Anderson 
Gail Gordon Johnson 
Helen Hall Streeter 

L MabelJe Hickcox Camp 
Barbara Hoyt Johnson 
Jane Jensen Bailey 
Marjorie Jones Hopkins 
Barbara Kerr Marshman 

L Celia Kinsley Percival 
Isabel LaCosse Fior 

L Virginia Leahy Berwick 

L Marcella Leonard Hall 
Elizabeth Maitland Dunn 
Carol Morehouse Jones 
Gwendolyn Murray Larsen 
Helen Pierce Watkins 
Eleanor Young Antoun 

1935 

Agents 

Eleanor Gebelein Greene 

Denise Gile Arnold 



Total amount contributed: $149.00 
Number of contributors: 29 
Percent contributing: 32% 



Betty Allenbaugh Weller 
xKatherine Argersinger Scheirer 
Jane Brackley Starbird 
Maida Cardwell Atwood 
xLucille Caton Bowman 
Harriet Colwell Reeves 
xEleanor Dippel Reed 
Eleanor Gebelein Greene 
Denise Gile Arnold 
Barbara Hamilton Putnam 
gL Barbara Iris Johnson 
L Barbara King Haskins 
L Sophia Latchis Lyras 
Marjorie Long Maish 
Eleanor Meyer Gere 
L Roberta Morrill Buchanan 
LxMiriam Nichols 
Anne O'Brien Ryan 
Barbara Ordway Brewer 
gL Eleanor Ramsdell Stauffer 
L Mary Jane Selby Guerry 
Caroline Smith Goodwin 
Sally Swanson Dahlberg 
L Molly E. Upham 
xMargaret Weber Hodges 
Virginia White Wardwell 
L Priscilla Winslow 
Priscilla E. Wood 
Barbara Young Leach 

1936 

Agent 

Esther B. Sosman 



Selma Amdur Derfner 
Marjorie Andrews 
Marjorie Bassett MacMillan 
Hildegarde Baxter Perkins 
Mary Bradley Brixner 
Priscilla Colson Lane 
Barbara Darcey Thomas 
Dorothea Eburne MacLeod 
Dorothy Ell Strong 
Mary Elton Remig 
Frances Fairbrother Barber 
xEuropa Harris Sherburne 

Priscilla Hay Nichols 
xBarbara Henry Kop 
Emily Hubbel Weiss 
Elizabeth Kenney Farrington 
Arlene Kerr Sonnabend 
Ruth Keyes Wendt 
Ruth Koritzky Kopelman 

L Margaret Pearl Ide 

Elizabeth Pomeroy Craft 

L Muriel Ray Hunt 

Adelaide Shaffer Campbell 

L Audrey Smith Henderson 
gL Esther B. Sosman 
Jeanette Tifft Jeffcock 
Ruth Upham Petremont 
Charlotte Weitzman Rogers 
Deborah York 



1937 

Agents 

Priscilla Parmenter Madden 

Louise Tardivel Higgins 



Total amount contributed: $168.50 
Number of contributors: 39 
Percent contributing: 40% 



Total amount contributed: $169.00 
Number of contributors: 29 
Percent contributing: 35% 



Frances Austin Ferris 
xAnne Campbell Terrill 
Doris Carey Patterson 
Doris E. Carlson 
Dorothy Coffin Amon 
xSylvia Davis Curtin 
Alice Dohoney White 
Irene Dreissigacker Brimlow 
Jane Eldridge Meaney 
Edith Fitzgerald Arnold 
Ruth Fitzgerald O'Brien 
Helen Flint Moody 
Miriam A. Goff 
Genevieve Hackett Bonner 
Barbara Harding Kakas 
L Betty Harrington Van Huysen 
L Margaret Harris Abreu 
Louise Hedlund Mercer 
Marjorie Hills Buffington 
Lucille W. Huse 
L Eleanor Kenney Barthold 
Jean Meady 
Betty Olson Cooper 
Madeline Orcutt Arthur 
Janet Owens DeArment 
Priscilla Parmenter Madden 
Jean Pratt Bain 
Rae Salisbury Richards 
xMary Ruth Sanford 
Meta Searles Hopkins 
Lois Small Redden 
Florence Stetson Pipes 
gL Louise Tardivel Higgins 
Evelyn Towle Blaisdell 
Elizabeth Tracy McCampbell 
Louise Visel Redfield 
Virginia Webb Tompkins 
Helen Williams Hoyt 
Virginia Wright Church 



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1938 

Agent 

Arlene Wishart Sylvester 



Total amount contributed: $236.19 
Number of contributors: 44 
Percent contributing: 36% 



Winifred Aldrich Chapoton 
Virginia Amesbury Stone 
xEleanor Ayer Ware 
L Priscilla Barker Neff 
Betsy Bassett Wells 

gL Mildred Birchard Pentheny 
Olive Boynton Garron 
L M. Adele Brown 

Marie Bruns Dodge 
LxEleanor Dresser Gross 
Ruth Fulton Griffin 
Irene Gahan Burbank 
Shirley Hanson Carter 
Mary Harrison Hartley 
L Constance Hatch Knowles 
Ritamae Hinchliffe McCusker 
Mary Holton Bohling 
Charlotte Howard Pierce 
Elizabeth Jackson Dunning 

gL Margaret Jones Howry 
Dorothy B. Keyes 
Janet Kunkel Funkhouser 
Elizabeth Leland Kibbe 
Elizabeth Lloyd Fritch 
Alice-Kristine Lockwood Leach 
Eleanore Loeffler Olsen 
Margaret T. McEnerney 
Ruth Meighan Gillette 
Elaine Meiklem Sargent 
Carole Myers Lowe 
Eleanor Pierce Puffer 
Elizabeth Putnam 
Jean Randall Dockham 
Martha Romaine Jones 

gL Mildred Royce Moffett 
Alice M. Seidler 
L B. Lee Shepard 
Dorothy A. Thomas 
Faye Wadhams Smith 
Lois Wadhams Anderson 
Virginia Wilhelm Peters 
xPauline Witham Haddon 
Arlene Wishart Sylvester 
Elizabeth Yeuell Collins 



1939 

Agent 

Bath A. Weymouth 



Total amount contributed: $136.00 
Number of contributors: 32 
Percent contributing: 27% 



Barbara Albrecht Minnig 
Sarajenny Annis Stout 
Doris Benecchi Del Colliano 

xLaura C. Cobb 

xPauline Cunningham Meyer 
Jeanne Daniels Wheeler 
L Marjorie Dietz Jacobs 
Margaret Fish McElrath 
Helen Forsberg Powers 
Frances Gay Linford 

xEltress Hubcr Mitchell 
Betty Jensen Curtis 
Louise A. Johnson 
Marjorie Lind Maxwell 
Janice Marr Demer 
Eleanor A. Martel 
Aimee Perras Freeman 
Justine Reilly Shannon 
Jane Robinson Clark 



xPriscilla Schenck 

Margaret Schneider Thieringer 

Ruth Shaw Nelson 

Frances I. Shepard 
L Ruth Shepard Cushman 

Margaret Smith Wolcott 

Ellen Stoll Belbruno 

Marion Traxler Crum 

Betty Wallace White 

Ruth A. Weymouth 

Parthena W. Whipple 

Janet Whitten Smith 
xDorothy F. Williams 



1940 

Agent 

Patricia Taylor Henderson 



Total amount contributed: $171.00 
Number of contributors: 42 
Percent contributing: 29% 



Priscilla S. Aiken 
Jeannetta Annis Richardson 
Mildred Baldwin Leigh 
Esther Bennett Quinlan 

xEvelyn E. Bishop 
Helen B. Bogert 
Ruth Bowman Burrough 
Frances Britton Holden 
Elizabeth Carlisle Muller 
Priscilla Chappie Lindley 
Dorothy Cooke Leary 
Martha Cooney Stuhr 
Delpha Corazza Marchetti 
Janice Donavan Neal 

xVirginia Fischer Ohler 
Adele Friedstein Schaye 
Estelle Friedstein Rand 
Marion E. Gray 
Jane Hutchison Wulfing 
Elizabeth Jewett Porter 
Jane Jones Vogeley 
Pat E. Kieser 
Margaret E. Kuhns 
Sibyl Lander Fletcher 

xjoan Lesinsky Hanmer 
Lois Linehan Blitzer 
Mary McGrath Linnenberg 
Marjorie Minchin Sheldon 
Elizabeth Phillips Dick 
Jane Picker Ferman 
Barbara T. Quirk 
Julia Rankin Sprague 
Katherine Ricker Rogers 
Susan Ridley 

xNancy Rudy Howard 
Barbara L. Schilf 
Jean Shaw Keary 
Priscilla Sleeper Sterling 
Ruth Sullivan Lodge 
Miriam Tappan Gilbert 
Patricia Taylor Henderson 
Helen Woodward Fassett 



1941 

Agent 

Mary Doir- Nicholson 



Total amount contributed: $256.00 
Number of contributors: 60 
Percent contributing: 33% 



xjulict Anastos Cormano 
Jane Anslcy Sundborg 
bldora Anthony Kcmpc 
Lucille Armancl Boyle 
Berna Bishop Richards 
Geraldine Bixby Averill 



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LASELL LEAVES 



Jean Bohacket Pegram 
xWinifred Bohaker Blackwood 
Nancy Bommer 
Dorothy Brewer Carlson 
Ann Buckle Fischer 
Susan Cairoli Peck 
Imogene Caney Fair 
Peggy Card Suydam 
Josephine Caruso Kuchera 
Elizabeth Danker Trenholm 
Virginia M. DeNyse 
gL Ilene Derick Whelpley 
Mary Doig Nicholson 
Fern Drumheller Nye 
Betty Dungan Norden 
Gertrude E. Fischer 
Norma Forsberg Burman 
Mary Hale Hamburg 
Mary Haller Stone 

L Harriet Hanson Nelson 
Lucille Hooker Paterson 
Shirley House Campbell 
Barbara Hover Lallou 
Janet Jansing Sheffer 
Nancy B. Keach 

L Charlotte Lakeman Patt 
Jacqueline Lander Schofield 
Mildred Lane Shapira 
Shirley Lyons Bundy 
Nancy Maguire Mackinnon 
Betty McGrath Brown 
Marjorie Mead Carlson 
Emily Morley Newcomb 
Lois E. Newton 
Marion Parmer Wheeler 
Jeanne Partisch McCall 
Laura Pechilis Apostolu 
Eleanor J. Pfaff 
xAnne J. Philbrick 
Elna Pollard Hanson 
Eleanor Rawson Preston 
Grace Sheffer Hendrick 
xDorothy Schneider Beal 
Jane Smith Davis 
gL Dorothy Stuhlbarg Kopple 
Marion Timpson Intemann 
Ellen Visscher Taft 
Madeline Vivian Murphy 
Marvine Weatherby 
Virginia Whalen Petrie 
Lucille Wielandt Speight 
Marjorie Williams Lovejoy 
Amelia Yankus White 
Arax Zulalian Johnian 



1942 

Agent 

Dorothy Mosher Stone 



Total amount contributed: $237.00 
Number of contributors: 45 
Percent contributing: 26% 



Elizabeth S. Allen 
Marjorie Allyn Merrill 
Shirley Armstrong Blount 
Barbara M. Berkman 
Doris Bracher Jenkins 
Anne Cass Jurusz 
June Cherry Bruns 
Helen Cizek Niedringhaus 
Mary Dobson Lincks 
M. Barbara Dungan 
Barbara Edwards Percival 

xMarion Falck Rich 
Sybil Feinberg Stone 
Mary Fisher Espy 
Mildred Fraser Pauley 
Louise Freeman Coombs 
L Nancy Gorton Ross 

xMargaret Grover Scott 
Patricia Gunning Muller 
Charlotte Hall Hill 
Jean Hardy Canedy 
Anne E. Haskell 
Mary Hurley Cook 
Elizabeth Hutchison Buttrick 

xHelen Keenan Centlivre 

xBeverly Lawe Hiller 
Doris Leach Almeida 
Edythe McKenzie Smith 
Margot Moore Harley 
Dorothy Mosher Stone 
Ruth Mosher Porter 
Gwendolyn Prouty Sullivan 
Marjorie Ray Blackett 
Phyllis Reinhardt 
Virginia Robinson Nast 
Barbara Rockwell Tweddle 
Gertrude Ruch Kauffman 
Margaret Sennott Iris 
L Mildred Slaunwhite Straw 
Kathryn Starkey Litehiser 
Helen Sullivan Stearns 
Ruth Turner Crosby 
Barbara Walworth Starr 
Virginia Weeks Hatch 
Anne Witney Shea 



DOES THIS APPLY TO YOUR CLASS? 

"Agent 

• • • 

If so, won't one of you volunteer to act 

as agent for your class? 

(We'd like to have agents for all classes 

before 1906, too.) 



LASELL LEAVES 



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1943 

Agent 

Jane Norwell Chamberlain 



Total amount contributed: $154.50 
Number of contributors: 48 
Percent contributing: 29% 



Cynthia Austin Sharp 
L Gertrude Baninger Duquette 

Darthia Bernheim Schmidt 

Margaret Bosworth Logee 

Carolyn Boyce Richards 

Carol Brumond Allen 

Carol Burns Fitzgerald 

Jean Burroughs Rawson 

Frances Church Sampson 
xjane Cook Cardoza 
LxPhyllis Edmiston Olstad 
gL Elizabeth Gorton Collier 

Beverly Harris 
L Priscilla Houghton 

Elaine Kemp Johnson 

Marilyn Isenberg Barnes 

Elinor Kuchler Hopkins 
L Marjorie P. Langworthy 

Nancy Leavis Bailey 

Mary Ledbetter Bastean 

Harriet Lindsey Dinsmore 
xDorothy Lingo Stebbins 
gL Martha Maddock Heffner 

Anita Mangels Sampson 
L Grace Marble Philbrick 

Gloria J. Martin 

Elizabeth McAvoy Marilley 

Eleanor Millard Parsons 
L Joan Moller Brown 
L Nathalie Monge Stoddard 

Nazarene C. Mondello 
xjean Nutt Oswald 

Barbara S. Pearson 

Jean Perry Thompson 

Jean Phillips Canning 

Ann Preuss Olson 
L Elsinor Prouty Mallory 

Janet Reid Sherwin 
L Teanne A. Revene 

Esther F. Roth 
L Betty Schmidt 

Anita Scott Wanner 

Virginia Shaw 

Elizabeth Smith 
xLydia Stallknecht Barrett 

(deceased 2/14/54) 
gL Joyce Wagner West 

Elizabeth Walker Young 
xAnn Webb MacDonald 



1944 

Agent 
Virginia Wolfe Perkins 



Total amount contributed: $122.00 
Number of contributors: 33 
Percent contributing: 27% 



Dorothy Annino Iseman 
Dorothy Bensinger Meyers 
Barbara Bresette Greene 
Elizabeth Burpee Crooker 
Dorothy Carl I Pickering 
. Eleanor C. Del Bianco 
. Norma Dietz Tarlow 
Jessie Doig Clark 
Natalie B. Dowse 
Jane Frctz Whittnm 
Barbara Goodwin Flint 
Dorothy Fuchs 
xElizabeth G. Hall 
Carolyn Hill Plumer 



Claire LeComte Roy 
Joe Leroy Bramm 
Priscilla R. Lincoln 
Jane Maynard Robbins 
Jane Mehaffey Wolfe 
Dorothy Nickerson Tehan 
Jean O'Brien Heavey 

L M. Shirley O'Connor 
Priscilla Perley Kerans 
Ruth Perkins Goodwin 
Mary Ramsdell Giddings 

L Ann Scott Thompson 
Dora Scoville Bennett 
xKathleen Sexton Collins 

Nancy L. Smith 
xjean Swart Robbie 
Dorothy Tobin Staffier 
Natalie Vogel 
gL Virginia Wolfe Perkins 

1945 

Agent 

Lynn Metzger Pharo 



Total amount contributed: $181.00 
Number of contributors: 53 
Percent contributing: 30% 



June Ahner Gilroy 

Constance Arley Brown 

Nancy Bacon Johnson 

Jane Baringer Price 

Theresa L. Bergeron 

Eleanor Bradway Lammers 

Ursula H. Burns 

Jane Calderwood Price 

Anne Carlin Schofield 

Kathleen Chandler LaTourette 

Martha Christie Meyer 
xCarol Colby McLane 

Ruth Davis Burk 

Stella Depoian Tatian 
xMarjory Dillon Ramsdell 

Janet Eaton Maynard 

Irene M. Evangelisti 

Lillian Feneley Cooley 

Marilyn Ford Sampson 

Shirley Frank Kerner 

Dorrit Gegan Green 

Emma Gilbert Carver 

Elizabeth Groth Johnsen 

Carol Hauber Mitchell 

Jean Henry Goggins 
xDorothy Holman Potter 

Florence Home Bredahl 

Barbara E. Keene 

Phyllis Kenney Anthony 
xMarilyn S. Keyes 

Lois M. Koch 
LxElizabeth D. Knox 
L Naomi Lederman Grossman 

Rosamond Lees Gow 

Elaine Macdonald Aldrich 

Rosamond McCorkindale Blizard 

Isabella McEwen Price 
I. Elaine McQuillan Marston 

Lynn Metzger Pharo 

Jean Mitchell Hunter 

Priscilla Otis Drew 

Saunda Pease Taylor 

Constance Pettiftrew Edie 

Dorothy Piper Bottalico 

Eunice Powers Buxton 

Carolyn Qua nee Simmons 

Annette Saacke Cherry 
Elsie Simonds Follett 
Susan Slocum Klingheil 
L Althea Taylor Goldberg 
Barbara Wentworth Dean 

xNancy Wilbur Vollers 
Doris Winkcmeier Dieffenbach 



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1946 

Agent 

Marjorie Norris Harris 



Total amount contributed: $184.00 
Number of contributors: 50 
Percent contributing: 29% 



Ursula Anglim Hart 
Mary Auten Miller 
Doris Bellinger Balfe 
Barbara Bickley Rieger 
Marilyn Blodgett Hall 
Mary G. Brennan 
Beverly Briggs Kelley 
Raemary Chase Duryea 
Carol A. Cooley 
Jacqueline Darcy 
Lxjean Davis Putnam 
Mildred Day Clements 
Monique M. Ducharme 
Rose Emer Bucalo 
Janet Garland Wilson 
Ruth W. Goldner 

xRuth Hancock Hall 
Margaret Harman Salisbury 
Barbara Harris Ryan 
Evelyn Hillis Sirles 
Bernice R. Holbrook 
Marilyn Lerch Swett 

xEloise Macintosh Dexter 
Mary Magnusson Megroz 
H. Patricia Marland 
Nancy Mattoon Emerson 
Marjorie Mosher Masch 
Ruth Nordstrand Emery 
Marjorie Norris Harris 
Phyllis Paige Downes 
Lee Parker McBurnie 
Valerie Pertsch Bartholomew 
Louise Pool Langley 
Gertrude Quinn McKenna 
Elaine Reed 

Audrey Reeman Hasbrouck 
Betty Renison Ballard 
Jacqueline Riley Walsh 
Muriel Ross Benshimol 
Lucille Sahakian Davies 

xBetty Scrimgeour Reney 
Priscilla Scruton Fuller 
Nan Somerville Blowney 
Claire Stolzenberg Manger 
Carolyn Stuart Scantlebury 
Jean Thiel Weld 
Joan Walker Doane 
Jean Watson Wetrich 
Barbara Weeks Murton 
Constance Wilbur Dowden 

1947 

Agent 
Joan Lambert Lafiin 



Total amount contributed: $265.00 
Number of contributors: 70 
Percent contributing: 36% 



Marilyn Altrock Dietrichs 
Jane Ayres Winthrop 
Barbara Bates Perkins 
Margaret Beach Otis 
Carol V. Birath 
Jane Bradley Anderson 
Elizabeth Brady Hickey 
Mary C. Brown 
Elaine Capone Hixon 
Betty Carter Steele 
Nancy Carter Salois 
Eloise Chang Wong 
Marie J. Chase 
L Nancy Collett Hendricks 



Sally Conner Bell 
Olive Cross Sibley 
Sarah Cross Finigan 
Mary Davis Carey 

L Olga Diamond Lake 

Millicent Entwistle Harmon 
Joan Familton Gardner 
Joan M. FitzGerald 
Jeanne Franklin Bates 
Mary E. Frew 
Sybille Frick Herter 
Gloria Galley Longbons 
Dorothy Harvender Fuller 
Phyllis Haviland Hildebrandt 
Dorothy Hinchliffe Camire 
Jean Hubbard Midwood 
Carolyn Huntley Gentles 
Genevieve Hurley Cummings 
Mollie P. Kendrick 
Lois Kenyon Brush 
Mary Kinney O'Connell 
xLinda Koempel Tompkins 
Joan Lambert Laffin 
Dorothy Landick Desmond 
Joanne Lee Farrell 
Margaret Leary Hacker 
D. Joanne McMillan 
Jean Morgan Koenitzer 
Jane Newell Marso 
Nancy Noble Ehrman 
Rhoda M. O'Donnell 
Marie O'Hare O'Neil 

LxRuth Park Lanier 
Shirley E. Porter 
Nancy Pursel Doron 
M. Virginia Quinn 
Meriam Rainey Krusen 
Marjorie Ross Lawrence 
Barbara Schardt Wertz 
Gloria Secatore Walsh 
Lois Seidel Newell 
Virginia Smith Smith 
xBarbara Somerville Broglio 
Janet Stearns Gille 
Priscilla Stone Hird 
Phyllis E. Sykes 
Gloria A. Sylvia 
Marion Taylor Sanderson 
Anita Triantafel Hatzis 
Beverly A. Tucker 
Jane Upton Perkins 
Susan Voss Harrigan 
Sally Waring Buffinton 
Elizabeth Waters Harlow 
Elizabeth Williams McGowan 
Patricia Zeigler Dillingham 



1948 

Agent 

Miriam Day 



Total amount contributed: $299.50 
Number of contributors: 93 
Percent contributing: 39% 



Margaret Abrahamian 

Frieda Alexander 

Jane Anderson Calhoun 
xVeronica A. Aslanian 

Dorothy Azadian McKinnon 

Virginia R. Bailey 
gL Elizabeth Bain Hagerstrom 

Anne L. Behrendt 

Janice Bickford VanSyckle 

Christena Bilakos 

Joanne Block Wilkinson 

Shirley Bonnell Doe 

Virginia Bowers Noyes 

Elaine Burrell King 
xVirginia Butt Grey 



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Janet Campbell Woodburn 

Anne Chapman Berl 

Virginia M. Chinian 

Sophia Cramer 

Betty Culver Thomson 

Ann Cummings Clark 

Betsy Curtis Winquist 

Margaret Dandurand Keyes 

Barbara Davis Whipple 

Miriam Day 

Florence T. Domenichella 

Paula R. Drake 

Joanne Eaton Friborg 

Jane Edsall Jacobs 

Barbara J. Ershler 
xBarbara Foye Galusha 

Laura Frederick Hallewell 

Carol A. Galligan 

Louise Gleason Chock 

Ardell Goodman Baker 

Beryl N. Groff 

Ellen P. Grover 

Virginia Hall Anderson 

Dorothy Hanson Long 
L Margaret Hanson Marion 

Priscilla A. Harney 

Margaret E. Herzog 

Jane Hicks 

Virginia Hill Kubly 

Ruth M. Hilton 

Mabeth B. Hires 

Barbara Jewell Allen 

Alice Johnson Thornton 

Florence L. Johnson 
xLeona Karski Sweatt 
L Florence Keeney Havens 

Martha Kennedy Ingersoll 

Patricia Kirby Poitras 

Linnea E. Kneller 

Christine Laaby Wellemeyer 

Frances G. Lee 

Sally Lindberg Hartnett 

Irma Lipsitt Wolfe 

Catherine Lochiatto Rich 

Betty Mahoney Themal 

Rosada Marston Cole 

Carolyn McLay Holden 

Lois McLucas Martin 

Shirley J. Miller 

Elizabeth J. Morton 

Martha Moyer Anson 

Eleanor T. Munro 

Marilyn Newitt Jones 

Barbara Noyes Walsh 

Noima Noyes Bouchard 

Meredith Olson Soule 

Nancy O'Rourke Trevisan 

Dorothy Page Kuehl 

Elene P. Pappas 

Sara Parsons Burr 

Elsie Paulson Chapman 

Nancy Pettersen Miller 

Joan Pierce Battles 

Lorraine Pierce McGrail 

Nancy Ramsay Alvey 

Marjorie-Lou Santerson Barrett 

Betty Scott Swift 

Virginia Sheldon Holton 

Mary G. Small 

June Smith Noreen 

Sophia A. Sofronas 

Beverly Splitt Keller 

Barbara Taber Stine 

Shirley Thorne Taber 

Judith Tracy Shanahan 

Dorothy Whittemore Burns 

Doris Young Wysong 

Marcella Zawadski Goodwin 



1949 

Agents 

Betty Toscano 

Nancy Lawson Donahue 

Joanne Molan Wheaton 



Total amount contributed: $368.00 
Number of contributors: 83 
Percent contributing: 38% 



xNancy Ahlgren Colena 
Ann C. Anderson 
Dolores H. Anderson 
Shirley Anderson Daly 
Virginia Benham Wolf 
Barbara Berry Roberts 
Barbara Blake Badger 
Marjorie Boynton Anderson 
Joyce Brandt Francis 

xCynthia Britton 
Phyllis E. Burckett 
Corinne Capone McGuiggan 
Joan M. Caswell 
Nancy Clarke Ryder 
Barbara Cohan Rossen 
Nancy Conners Stoddard 
Jean C. Cook 
Nancy Curtis Grellier 
Barbara Davis Canterbury 
Mary Dearborn Haig 
Elizabeth Felker Hancock 
Mary Fiske Brubaker 
Evelyn Frye White 
Mary Gilmore 
Jean Grant Walter 
Janice A. Gray 
Shirley Greenhalgh Fadley 
Natalie Hall 
Helen F. Hamilton 
Elizabeth Harrington Logan 
Dorothy Harter Cunningham 
Eleanor Heiden Horen 
Erlin Hogan 
Ann Hollett Munro 
Martha Hurd Davenport 
Nancy Irwin VanDorn 
Wilma Johndrew Allenson 
Pamela Johns Leighton 
Patricia Lane Harlow 
gL Nancy Lawson Donahue 
Carolyn Loewe Jones 
Irene Lupien Murphy 
Nancy Macdonough Jennings 
Meredith McKone Krieger 
Joanne Molan Wheaton 
Ellen Morris Phillips 
Nancy Newhall Mackay 
Shirley M. Olesen 
Diane R. Palady 
Beverly Peterson Bentley 
Joan H. Phelan 
Eugenia M. Piper 
Kathryn Poore Hamel 
Barbara Potier Grzebien 
Catherine Raizes Lazarus 
Katherine Raizes 
Joyce Rathbun Spadone 
Eleanor Ritchie Elmore 
Fay Robbins Morehouse 
Joan Ronan Clauson 
A. Marilyn Ross 
Josephine Sanborn Melick 
Mary Schurman Palin 
Carolyn A. Shailei 
Nancy Sondles Janiszcwski 
Emogenc Starrett Anderson 
Joyce Stanley Pedcizini 
Bambah Stephenson Riedcl 
Sarah G. Taylor 
Elizabeth M. Toscano 
Virginia Towe Beck 
Patricia Trammel I Swanson 



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LASELL LEAVES 



Jane Wadhams Hazen 
Beverly Wallace Markey 
Jewell Ward Ganger 
Carol Wass Cox 
Marilyn Weeden Davidson 
Joan Weiler Arnow 
Janice Wilder Davidson 
Cynthia Woodward Witherell 
Jacquelyn Word Stallings 
Elaine Zoda Danco 
Dorothea H. Zuschlag 

1950 

Agents 

Sally C. Hughes 

Carol A. Wolcott 



Total amount contributed: $389.50 
Number of contributors: 85 
Percent contributing: 38% 



Jean Antun Rednor 
Barbara Baldwin Smith 
Nancy Bean Lord 
Cynthia R. Butler 
Audrey Callahan Cohill 
Anne Carpenter Towle 
Barbara Chace Parkins 
Barbara Chipman Will 
Nancy A. Coggeshall 
Marcia Collingwood 
Joyce M. Collins 
Roberta Cummings Banks 

xNancy Dalrymple Cross 
Joan R. Darwent 
Jean Davies Stanley 
Joyce Davies Harrison 
Lois Dickerman 
Joan Dorau Hohorst 
Marjorie R. Dow 
Mary Dunham Weyand 
Mary Eddy Jones 
Mary E. Edmonds 

xDorothea Engel Brimblecom 
Marion A. Ettinger 
Diana Ewing Bowser 
Patricia L. Fortuine 
Mary G. Gamble 
Jeanne Hackett Desmond 
Joan Hahn Fern 
June Handleman Gilmartin 
Barbara Hires Baxter 
Ann Holaday Vincent 
Virginia N. Hopson 
Marilyn R. Hubner 
Sally C. Hughes 
Carol J. Husted 
Carolyn Judd Hayes 
Hildegard I. Junker 

xRegina Kempton Reynolds 

xBettie Kerrivan Davidson 
Helen M. Kovalinas 
Diane Krause Sherman 
Mary Leighton Bayne 

xMarilyn Maass Ermano 
Anne E. Mastin 
Barbara McCooe Robbins 
Joanne McDonald 
M. Janice McGoughran 
Joan McKinney Aldrich 

xChristine Mills Carlson 
Janet A. Murphy 
Marguerite R. Nahigian 
Ann Nettleship Teets 
Margaret C. Olson 
L Elaine Orth Rodey 
Jean Ostrander Lowman 

xBarbara J. Palmer 
Harriet Pemstein Silver 
Jane A. Perry 
Doris Pinkham Collins 
Nancy Pryor Baker 
Lillian I. Reese 



Shirley Richman 

Ruth Rosebrock Hardie 

Judith St. John Peterson 

Joan C. Santo 

Lois Schaller Toegemann 

Iris V. Schofield 

Winifred A. Schulman 

JoAnne Secor Rier 

Joyce A. Seymour 

xMarilyn A. Shaughnessy 
Patricia Sickley Coppinger 

xEdith M. Silbert 
Clara Silsby Lamperti 
Esther Snowden Richmond 
Helen Spackman Wilson 
June C. Spottiswoode 
Sally Starck Haven 
Dorothy Torner Monahan 
Phyllis Turner Yeager 
Beverly Walker Ward 
Joan C. Wallace 
Gloria Warner Farrell 
Carol A. Wolcott 



1951 

Agent 

Jeanine W. Wortman 



Total amount contributed: $421.00 
Number of contributors: 99 
Percent contributing: 47% 



Barbara Adams Borden 

Jean Alkire Behrle 

Georgia Bakes Sigalos 

Kathleen Ballard Heck 

Joan M. Barnett 

Sallyann Bartlett Abel 

Nancy K. Bazarnick 

Lois F. Brenner 

Dorothy Broadbent Batting 

Beverly M. Broughton 

Etta B. Burns 

Joann Claflin Campbell 

Marilyn Clark 
L Mary Jane Clark 

Nancy Cusack Smith 

Marjorie E. Cushing 

Dorothy Delasco Sines 

Joy Detweiler 

Edna A. Duge 

Martha Edwards Whippen 

Lillian Elias Freeman 

Marjorie E. Fager 
xHelaine Fendler Marks 

Barbara N. Ferns 

Libbie Fleet Glazer 

Janet FornofF Hauber 

Catherine A. Fouhy 

Priscilla Freeman McCartney 

Margaret A. Gardner 

Nancie Green Curry 

Joan F. Groccia 

Shirley A. Hannafin 

Linda Heather Venezia 
xMary Helms Hutchinson 

Martha Hendrix Williams 

Carol Hess Recco 

Barbara Hill Breen 

Barbara L. Hoffman 

Joan Howe Weber 

Nancy C. Hughes 

Frances Hyde Ross 

Anne E. Ivers 

Jean B. Johnson 
xMaureen A. Kane 

Joan Kearney Cormay 

Charlotte I. Kelley 

Arlene E. Kelly 

Jean H. Kilgore 

Marie A. Kohaut 



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Rosalie Kolligian Demarjian 
Phyllisan Kozloski Murphy 
Helen Lancey Smith 
Karin L. Long 
Florence Mangan Putman 
Louise Marston Donnelly 
Joanne L. Monahan 
Roberta Morin Aronowitz 
Patricia A. Morris 
Ann Murray Reynolds 
Eleanor M. Penney 
Beverly Pink Reynolds 
Nancy J. Pollock 
Cynthia Porter Horton 
Sarah H. Poteat 
Patricia P. Preble 
Elaine Quavillon Tull 
Nancy E. Rankin 
Ruth A. Reardon 
Patricia A. Reynolds 
Peggyanne Riker Miller 
Nancy Roetting Clifford 
Jeanne P. Sanders 
Jean A. Schuster 
Harriet Schwarz Hamilton 
Barbara Sessions Reiley 
Joan A. Shinners 
Marcia Staats Lusardi 
Cynthia Stanley Spicer 
Isabell Stanley Davis 
Laure Stauffer Hubbell 
Doris M. Stewart 
Margaret Stewart Robbins 
Sally Y. Swainson 

xEdith Taccone Kearney 

xjeanne Tait 
Nancy Topping Heely 
Mary E. Trimby 
Elizabeth A. Trisko 

xjanet E. Underwood 
Mary Ellen Wait 
Nancy W. Webb 
Joyce Weitzel Flanagan 
Carol Weldon Leahy 
Janice Weyls Moore 
Mary Jane White 
Janet Woodward Powers 
Jeanine W. Wortman 
Eleanora N. Wrinn 
Joanne Zeigler Dupen 

1952 

Agent 

Ann M. Rathburn 



Total amount contributed: $499.00 
Number of contributors: 110 
Percent contributing: 50% 



Ann M. Alden 

Nancy Allen Banks 

Jean Aslaksen Podimsky 

Barbara B. Ayrault 

Suzanne G. Baney 

Vilma J. Barbuto 

Diana Benfield Foye 

Marion Berberian 

Joan Beresford Lindquist 

Peggy Bostwick Gilfillan 
xCarol L. Bresnahan 

Betsy Brown Cramer 
xjanet Budgell Boulter 

Phyllis A. Cain 

Christine Carpenter Hunt 

Joyce A. Carroll 

Barbara J. Chase 

Bette Clark Mott 

Pauline M. Coady 

Mary Comstock Singarella 

Nancy Cool Kaercher 

Suzanne Davis 

Adrienne R. DeMaria 



Mary Diggs Pearson 

Winifred M. Domark 

Dana Dyer Downing 
xMarjorie Dyer Hubbard 

Ruth Easterlind Cederberg 

Louise Easton 
xVirginia Easton 
xDolores Eck Ellis 

Marianna Firebaugh Burgund 

Joan Fischer Bell 

Betty Lou Foy 

Carol J. Frank 

Carole French Willis 

Marrian Geer Gleason 

Teresa Giordano Martignetti 

Mary Givan Bath 

Phyllis W. Gleason 

Nancy Lou Gotier 

Nancy Gray Mulcahy 

Norma F. Heep 

Joan M. Hess 

Marilyn R. Hetzke 

Judith A. Horton 
xRebecca Jackson Andersen 

Millicent Jewell Jenness 

Priscilla M. Johnson 

Virginia J. Johnson 

Barbara F. Kane 

Joyce E. Kitfield 

Ruth S. Kohn 

Sally K. Lacock 
xjanice MacClain Trigo 

Jean E. McCambridge 

Marilyn J. McGuire 

Audrey M. McKay 

Eleanor Mekelones Marple 

Carol L. Michiels 

Mary E. Moore 

Joan Morrison Wilson 

Martha Morse Mercorelli 

Dorothy J. Mulhere 
xMae A. Murphy 

Barbara M. Murray 

Gloria E. O'Dwyer 

Geraldine Paulmier Lavery 

Marilyn A. Peck 

Naomi E. Peck 

Frances J. Peters 

Carol Peterson Towle 

Eva Poller D'Armiento 

Carolyn A. Powers 

Eunice J. Purcell 

Ann M. Rathburn 

Dorothy M. Rich 

Joan A. Roberts 

Barbara A. Rost 

Roslyn Rowell Levesque 

Marguerite Rudolf Mesinger 

Elsie M. Salkind 

Beverly C. Segerberg 

Nancie F. Shean 

Claire A. Showell 

Joan A. Siebert 

Rena A. Silverman 

June Siteman Bailey 

Virginia B. Smibert 

Carole Smith Diamond 

Muriel Smith Favreau 

Virginia L. Snedaker 

Eleanor M. Summer 

Ann L. Steindecker 

Barbara Stober Poole 

Margaret A. Thompson 

Barbara R. Trout 

Diane B. Vail 

Elizabeth R. Valleau 

Joyce E. Wanllc 

Shirley J. Warrincr 

Betty A. Watson 

Joanne Webb 



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LASELL LEAVES 



Phyllis Werblow Strompf 
Nancy Whelton Herold 
Terry Wingate 
Elaine Winters Strubel 
Anne E. Woods 
Mary Lou Woodward 
Barbara J. Wulbrede 

1953 

Agents 

Janet M. Chase 

Elsie M. Knaus 



Total amount contributed: $698.00 
Number of contributors: 232 
Percent contributing: 98% 



Priscilla E. Alden 
Eleanor F. Andrews 
Margaret D. Angus 
Joan L. Antupit 
J. Diane Barton 
xjane P. Bascom 
Carol J. Bencivenga 
Eleanor M. Biggs 
Nancy M. Bilezikian 
Patricia A. Binks 
Mary A. Blackham 
Jacqueline Blau 
Priscilla E. Boggs 
Molly Bondareff 
Gloria J. Bottazzi 
Barbara J. Brandeis 
Nancy L. Brandeis 
Judith A. Brewer 
Carol Bridgetts 
Dorothy Brinkman 
Barbara J. Brown 
Eva J. Bunzel 
Jean O. Burke 
Mary L. Burke 
Carol Buthray DeWaele 
Phoebe J. Byrd 
Barbara A. Bytner 
Marilyn A. Carrington 
Janet M. Chase 
Nancy O. Chase 
Susan A. Chequer 
Jeanne Christiansen Lucas 
Sally A. Churchill 
Patricia J. Clark 
Ruletta B. Coats 
Elinor R. Cohen 
Mary Lou Cooke 
Jane L. Corbin 
Leonora M. Coronella 
Polly-Ann Cotter 
Elaine L. Cowles 
M. Evelyn Criscuolo 
Elaine R. Crook 
Barbara A. Crossley 
Diane C. Cueny 
Constance L. Cullman 
Barbara A. Cummings 
Carol A. D'Amato 
Joan V. Darelius 
Edith B. Davis 



Marilyn Davis 

Nancy J. Davis 

Rachel Davis van Leer 

Louise Dawe Turner 

Dorothy Day Bardarson 

Dyane Deckinger 

Cynthia DeGelleke 

Shirley Ann DeMund 

Jean M. DiFrancesco 

Marie DiSilva 
xjane Dixon Smith 
xjane E. Doderer 

Grayce E. Dolan 

Kathryn L. Dolan 

Joanne L. Dolphin 

Mary Ann Donahue 

Ellen H. Dunphy 
xSusan A. Dyer 

Evelyn L. Earle 

Joan E. Eckert 

Cynthia A. Eidt 

Jean A. Ewart 

Silvia M. Faccio 

Virginia W. Faesy 

Maureen E. Fagan 

Jean E. Fager 

Barbara A. Fausel 

Catherine H. Fay 

Audrey Felzenberg Silberman 

Velma T. Field 

Nancy A. Fitzpatrick 

Barbara C. Fleck 

Jo-an Flett Tyler 

Karen Floberg Levis 

Martha-Ann Folkins Hawes 
xElizabeth M. Fried 

Suzanne R. Frisch 

Judith Gardner Whitehouse 

Sally A. Garratt 

Doris J. Gartner 

Shirley Gibbons San Soud 
xCarol A. Ginsburg 

Janet R. Gleason 

Joan Godfrey 

Marjorie E. Goggin 

Carolyn Goodell 

Allene J. Goodwin 

Lydia J. Gray 

Martha L. Gries 

Martha Guhring Gremley 

Marlene Hamilton Howard 

Elaine M. Harper 

Abby J. Harrison 

Janet M. Hart 

Electra H. Hatzis 
xGeraldine Hawes Pocius 

Doris A. Hedblom 

Ruth A. Henning 

Harriet E. Hickok 

Deborah Higgins 

Patricia A. Hill 

Joan Hodgson 
xMillicent House Grinnell 

Janis Houston 

Barbara E. Howell 

Joan Humphrey Dowell 

Doris J. Hungerford 



The June Table Committee extends thanks 

to those who sent gifts . . . and to those who worked ! 
Amount received to date: $229.40 



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xMargaret Hunter Hollock 
Joan Jacobson 
Althea E. Janke 
Alberta Jarman Wolbert 
Dorothy R. Jepsky 
xSonja Johanson 
Elinor F. Johnson 
Maiie R. Kaden 
Christine E. Kearns 
Joan F. Kelly 
Elizabeth J. Kenneally 
Mary E. Kenney 
Elizabeth Keys Gage 
Nancy Kittell Marvin 
Elsie M. Knaus 
Mary R. Krebs 
Jean D. Kruckman 
Claire A. LaLiberte 
Audrey J. Lang 
Carol R. Leake 
Audrey Lederman Miller 
Nancy A. Leonard 
Cynthia V. Lincoln 
Carol Lindstrom Jobes 
Joan A. Longnecker 
Theresa A. Lopas 
Marie Low Christensen 
Lois A. Lubets 
Marilyn E. Lyons 
Kathleen A. MacGregor 
Carolyn G. Martin 
June E. Martin 
Molly McBride Kalogeros 
Elizabeth A. McCarthy 
xCynthia McCoy Fairweather 
Carol McKay Chaudiere 
Lillian L. Medhurst 
Marilyn L. Melanson 
Patricia A. Mitchel 
Carol L. Moriarty 
Joan Morici Aboyoun 
Barbara J. Morris 
Carol A. Morse 
Betty J. Mount 
Donna K. Mumford 
Josephine A. Nardelli 
Jean E. Nazarian 
Greta L. Nilsson 
Elizabeth A. Nuovo 
Nancy J. Orr 
Betty Lou Page 
Barbara A. Palumbo 
Isabel A. Paolillo 
Elsie Pardee Collins 
Myrna M. Pasternak 
Helen G. Pearlstein 
Janet D. Pearson 
xConstance Peterson Parker 
Sylvia Pfeiffer Nesslinger 
Ann H. Pockwinse 
Mary F. Potter 
Merah J. Pratt 
Nancy C. Preston 
Joan K. Quinn 
Elizabeth A. Ring 
Patricia Ripley Petit 
Jeanette Roberts 
Gail Robinson 
Judith A. Robinson 
Barbara A. Ronan 
Donna J. Ross 
Janet K. Rummel 
Emilie Savramis 
Beverly R. Sawdey 
Jean R. Schofield 
Joanne J. Schur 
Joan B. Schwebemeyer 
Joan M. Sevigny 
Evelyn Shanks 
Carolyn T. Simpson 
Elizabeth A. Sleight 
Barbara Smith Tingley 
Elizabeth Smith Blum 



Jean P. Smith 

Joan G. Smith 

Eugenia Snow Averill 

Sharon S. Staley 

Ruth A. Stockbridge 

Olga M. Suro 

Barbara Thelen 

Mary F. Thomas 

Audrey M. Thompson 

Beverly L. Thornton 
xAudrey M. Tluck 

Mary L. Torphy 
xM. Elizabeth True 

Joy L. Ufford 

Barbara E. VanDine 

Shirley A. Vara 

Marcia J. Veitch 

Joan A. Waldele 

Carol K. Ward 

Jane A. Watson 

Jean Weeks Hanna 

Mary H. Wellington 

Stephanie J. Wennberg 

Mary A. Whitney 

Mary A. Wiedenmayer 

Joan Wilckens Pittis 

Virginia D. Wilder 

Lois R. Wilkes 

Nancy Yager Weller 

Dorothy L. Yale 

Maxine L. Young 

Suzann A. Ziehler 

Special Agent 

Priscilla Alden Wolfe '19 

x-'54 



Total amount contributed: 
Number of contributors: 1 
Percent contributing: 2% 



$1.00 



xMary Ellen Creed 

High School 



Total amount contributed: $56.00 
Number of contributors: 12 



gL Katherine M. Anthony 

L Jean Barnes Butts 
Alyce Conary Collins 
Anne Barrows 
Dorothy Fox Hartenstein 
Tevis Huber Mellish 
Winifred Kelley Mitchell 
Katherine Koehler Riemer 

L Bertha McNerny St. Amand 
Jean E. Peace 
Georgianna Taber Lawrence 
Doris Wilson Lehners 

Faculty 



Total amount contributed: $69.00 
Number of contributors: 15 



Walter S. Adams 
Alice Hillard Smith Corbin 
Frances K. Dolley 
Margaret W. French 
Maida L. Hicks 
Elise L. Jcwett 
Ruth T. I.indquist 
Lillian MacArthur 
Marion M. Macdonald 
Muriel R. McClelland 
Eleanor S. Pcrlcy 
Rutli H. Rothcnhergcr 
Sally B. Turner 

Dorothy F.. Weston 

Katlirinc G. Woodman 



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HONORABLE MENTION 



Goes to Those Classes 



with 50% or more participation 

(aside from the winning class 

of 1910 with 76%, noted on 

page 20) 



Classes 
1902 

1906 & 1908 
1912 

1907 & 1911 
1919 

1914 
1916 
1923 
1952* 



% 
75 
70 
68 
65 
61 
55 
54 
52 
50* 



* Extra Special Mention for the Class of 1952 for such a young and large 
class (219) to have such a high percentage! 



Note: As indicated in the Table on page 5, the Class of 1953 is not consid- 
ered in this year's competition because they joined as a class at grad- 
uation-time in June, 1953. 



YOUR AGENT THANKS YOU, 



FUTURE STUDENTS THANK YOU, 



and 



LASELL THANKS YOU 



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Fund Issue 1953-54 



Lasell 




VOL. LXXX 



NOVEMBER, 1954 



NO. 1 




THE CLASS OF 1929 CELEBRATES THEIR 25th REUNION 

On June 5, 1954, the Class of 1929 took part in the Alumnae Parade, beginning 
in front of Bragdon Hall. Class President Emily Crump Ramstetter of Rich- 
mond, Virginia, carried the shield and led the group to Winslow Hall for the 

Alumnae Supper. 

(See Class of 1929 column for news of the classmates.) 






President: 



First 
Vice-President: 

Second 
Vice-President: 

Recording 
Secretary: 

Corresponding 
Secretary: 

Treasurer: 



Assistant 
Treasurer: 

Alumnae Clubs 
Advisor 

Directors: 



Scholarship 
Comm. Chm. 

Alumnae 
Secretary: 



Editor: 
Assistants: 



LASELL ALUMNAE, INC. 

Member of American Alumni Council 

Officers and Directors 

1954-55 

Dorothy Inett Taylor '30 (Mrs. Lloyd D.) 
41 Brentwood Dr., Holden (Wore. 6-3015) 

Ruth Turner Crosby '42 (Mrs. Richard A.) 
37 Frederick St., Newtonville (LA 7-8423) 

Mildred Birchard Pentheny '38 (Mrs. Wm. A., Jr. 
Dwight Rd., Holly Hill, Marshfield (765) 

Marion Kingdon Farnum '29 (Mrs. Earl W.) 
20 Linda Ave., Auburn (8085) 

Dorothy Mosher Stone '42 (Mrs. Walter E.) 
.429 Wolcott St., Auburndale (DE 2-3196) 

Olive Boynton Garron '38 (Mrs. Layton S.) 
12 Rockridge Rd., Waltham (WA 5-1044-W) 

Noel Temple Martinson '42 (Mrs. Harold A.) 
162 Weston St, Waltham (WA 5-7461) 

Louise Tardivel Higgins '37 (Mrs. Chas. A., j 
89 Woodland Rd., Auburndale (DE 2-2272) 

Priscilla Alden Wolfe '19 (Mrs. Leonard P.) 
Box 854, New Hampton, N. H. (Bristol 4-5746) 

Antoinette Meritt Smith '23 (Mrs. Wilder N.) 
15 Miles Dr., Quincy (MA 9-7198) 

Barbara Ordway Brewer '35 (Mrs.) 
19 Fern St., Auburndale (DE 2-4591) 

Edythe Cummings Mileikis '37 (Mrs. J. C.) 
830 Commonwealth Ave., Newton Centre 
(BI 4-5033) 

Elizabeth Danker Trenholm '41 (Mrs. F. D.) 
1 Alba Rd, Wellesley Hills (WE 5-3483-R) 

Clara Dietz Rosenburg '30 (Mrs. Lester F.) 
338 Clinton Rd, Brookline (AS 7-4869) 

Priscilla Winslow '35 
Lasell Junior College, Auburndale 
(LA 7-0630) 

LASELL LEAVES 

Priscilla Winslow '35 

Barbara Ordway Brewer '35 
Joy Kendren Hibsher 
Ruth Allen Ames 



Business Manager: 



Olive Boynton Garron '38 



LASELL LEAVES 



Vol. LXXX 



NOVEMBER, 1954 



No. 1 




CONTENTS 

Lasell Applauds — Priscilla Alden 
Wolfe '19 
by Virginia Wolfe Perkins '44 . . . 2 

Commencement Awards — June 1954 . . 5 

Notes on Commencement Addresses by- 
Miss June Babcock, Instructor in Eng- 
lish '42 — io 

Memories of an '89er 

by Mary Packard Cass 12 

Faculty News 14 

Lasell Alumnae, Inc 16 

Club News 19 

Class News . . . - 26 



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Deadline schedule for class and club secretaries: 
November issue — July 1st (mainly commencement 

and reunion news) 

-December 1st 
-March 1st 

-the Fund issue with no class 
or club news 



February issue 
May issue 
August issue 



Published Quarterly by the Lasell Alumnae, Inc., Lasell Junior College, Auburndale, 
Mass. Entered as second-class matter at the Boston, Mass., Post Office. Acceptance for 
mailing at special rate of postage provided for in Section 1103, Act of October 3, 1917, 
authorized on October 28, 1918. Subscription $300 Per Year Included in the Annual 
Alumnae Fund Contribution. Single copies of this bulletin may be obtained for 75 cents 
each. 



LASELL LEAVES 



LASELL APPLAUDS— PRISCILLA ALDEN WOLFE '19 . . . 

by Virginia Wolfe Perkins '44, 
Her Daughter 

(Note: Most of you already know Priscilla. If you don't, you're missing an "experi- 
ence" ! She has a wonderful sense of humor, a grea" dsal of common sense, unusual under- 
standing, can smooth out all kinds of difficulties with a minimum of disturbance, etc., etc. 
She really is indescribable and we asked her daughter to describe her for you. Ginny has done 
a grand job, but, as she says, you should know her!) 



Mine was a hard job. Did you 
ever live with a person all your life 
and then have someone ask you to 
write an article without letting on, 
and discover how little you really 
know about that person? So it is 
with my mother, Priscilla Alden 
Wolfe. 

I have written to several Lasell 
girls to help me with this article, 
and I wish to thank them all for the 
help they so willingly gave me. I 
can't help but put down some of the 
stories word for word as they came to 
me by mail. It seems life was always 
full of surprises and happy times in 
Priscilla's school days, as it always 
has been throughout her life time. 

Priscilla Alden Wolfe, 10th gen- 
eration direct from Priscilla and John 
Alden, was born April 15, 1899, at 
Middleboro, Mass. She went the 
first four grades of grammar school 
in Middleboro, the fourth to the 
ninth in North Weymouth, and 
through junior grade at the East Wey- 
mouth High School. Because Pris- 
cilla was having more fun at high 
school than her folks felt necessary, 
they were looking for a school where 
there were more girls than boys. 
Priscilla's sister, in one of her classes 
at Radcliffe, met a Miss Smith from 
Maine who was interested in getting 
students for Lasell. After a visit to 
the school, Miss Potter sold Priscil- 
la's mother on the idea that Lasell was 
just what Priscilla needed. 

She entered in the fall of 1916 and 
graduated in 1919. After she had at- 
tended for one year, Priscilla's knowl- 






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Priscilla Alden Wolfe '19 

edge of the ways and traditions of Lasell 
and her loyalty to all that the school 
stood for gave her prestige over the 
entering junior class of '19. She was 
most respected and popular. Because 
of her friendliness and personality, 
she was unanimously elected president 
of her senior class. She was also pres- 
ident of Student Council, active in 
Liberty Loan Drive (World War I), 
Red Cross, Christian Endeavor, us- 
ually attended Miss Potter's select 
Prayer Meeting, was a volunteer work- 
ing Saturdays in West Newton's Nurs- 
ery School for children of working 
mothers. Priscilla went to West 
Newton day nursery every Monday 



LASELL LEAVES 



afternoon and took care of day nurs- 
ery children whose mothers worked 
in the Waltham Watch factory. Be- 
cause she complained that helping 
foreign missions seemed too far away 
and remote, some kind teacher — 
probably Miss Potter — who knew 
some Waltham people called Pris- 
cilla's bluff, and Priscilla, in her 
usual way, "followed through." She 




PRISCILLA, in a typical jovial mood, 
displaying her engagement ring. 

always walked over to West Newton 
and back, for in those days no cars or 
buses ran at the hours when she need- 
ed to go or return. 

She was interested in sports and 
was on the varsity basketball team 
as well as sophomore, junior and 
senior crews. She was awarded the 
Lascll Sweater, was a member of Cho- 
rus and Glee Club societies, always 
present and often leader of "Con- 
versation Class" — a senior "must" 
in those days. She was also president 
of a sorority of girls whose windows 
opened on the front porch roof of 
Bragdon Hall. They held meetings 
on the roof and Miss Potter was an 
honorary member, although none of 



the sorority dared to tell her, but her 
window also opened onto the roof, 
thus automatically making her a mem- 
ber. Small safety pins were the sorority 
pins. 

Priscilla's roommate for her sopho- 
more and junior years was Dorothy 
Packard Klopp in room #4 Bragdon, 
next door to Miss Potter. Senior 
year she lived on the top floor of 
Gardner with Georgina Flattery 
Whitelegg for the first part of the 
year and Mercie Nichols the last part. 
Priscilla's senior sister was Roxanna 
Stark Burns '18 and her torch bearer 
Louise Furbush Herbert '20. While 
Priscilla lived in Gardner, she was 
notorious as an "undercover enthusi- 
ast of canned crabmeat, as a forbidden 
midnight snack." 

Priscilla's activities after leaving 
school and while bringing up her 
family were many. While we lived 
in Braintree, Mass., she was president 
of Hollis School P. T. A., president 
of Co-Workers in Braintree's Con- 
gregational Church, also secretary and 
treasurer. Then when we moved to 
New Hampton, N. H., mother, shall 
I say, "took over." With the help of 
my father, I'll list the things we can 
remember. 

In New Hampton 

President of Woman's Club 

President of Garden Club 

President of Benevolent Society 

President of Red Cross 

Chairman of Executive Board of the 
Village Church, for years. 

Mainly responsible for the building of 
the Community School which is one 
of the "show" schools for towns of 
that size throughout the entire coun- 
try. 

Member of Library Book Committee 
of the Gordon Nash Librarj 

Member of (he Laconia Hospital 
Hoard 

( hairman of the "I Like Ike" com- 
mittee of the (own 



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"MOTHER AND DAD WOLFE," taken 
in July, 1952, on the back steps of their 
lovely home in New Hampton, N. H. 



Member of the Advisory Board of the 
Red Cross 

Member of the Program Board, 
P. T. A. 

Hospital Aid Work 
Member of Silver Class 
President of Cemetery Association 
Secretary, Road Planning 
Member of Past Presidents Club 
Fill-in cook and helper at the Com- 
munity School 

Poetess (had one poem published) 

Local actress (of no mean ability) 

Sang in the Choir 

Member of Trustees of Lasell 

Member of Board of Management of 
Lasell Alumnae, Inc. 

Lasell's Class Agent for all classes 
with no agent of their own 

Life of the party and all-round old- 
fashioned mother — best cook ever 

Accompanies her "traveling salesman" 
husband on many trips, and es- 
pecially to Shrine activities where 
"Ladies" are included 

Sometime during these activities, 
Priscilla came down to Lasell after 
the dismissal of the professional hired 



help for the Winslow Hall building 
drive and took charge without salary 
(barely enough, if that, to cover her 
expenses). She went to Auburndale 
every Monday, staying till Friday, 
working on the continuation of the 
drive. I add this to show my mother's 
unselfishness, for, because of her 
loyalty to Lasell, Dr. Winslow, and 
her family, I was able to go to Lasell. 

Priscilla was married on December 
24, 1919, to Leonard P. Wolfe of 
Canton, Mass. They have three chil- 
dren : Leonard, Jr., who is the class 
baby of 1919, who married Jane Me- 
haffey, Lasell '44; they have no chil- 
dren. Alden B. Wolfe, who married 
Barbara Bratt, a classmate of his at 
the University of New Hampshire. 
Barbara's home was in Wellesley 
Farms, Mass. They have six chil- 
dren: three boys and three girls, a 
new son having arrived in September. I 
(Virginia Wolfe Perkins '44) mar- 
ried Ernest F. Perkins, Jr., of Mel- 
rose, Mass., and we have a son and a 
daughter. 

As one person wrote of my mother, 
"We who feel that we know Priscilla 




GRANDMA ASKS THE KIDS TO 
MODEL LASELL TEE SHIRTS 

Left to right: Virginia Wolfe Perkins 
'44 (the author) holding Sharon; 
Chester Perkins; Timothy and Jennifer 
Wolfe backed up by Grandma; and 
Mrs. Alden Wolfe holding Heidi. 
(There was a wonderful letter from 
Grandma describing the process of 
taking this picture in the June 1951 
number of the Leaves.) 



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delight in her humor, her original 
manner of expressing herself, her ap- 
parent lack of fear of a difficult task." 
I wish that I could give a more 
specific portrayal of my mother, but 
how can anyone put Priscilla on 
paper? She has a personality and 



charm to all those privileged to know 
her which cannot be told to others. 

I wish to thank Mercie Nichols '19, 
Marion Ordway Corley '11, Roxanna 
Stark Burns '18, my father, and all 
those whose help I requested, which 
they so unselfishly gave. 



COMMENCEMENT AWARDS — JUNE 1954 

The Athletic Shield: The competi- accuracy a non-certificate copy of 

tion for The Shield was very close Congressional Record dictation for 

this year and was won by just one 5 minutes at 160 words per minute. 

point, 282-281. The difference in The college complimented these girls 

points was due to the number of on being the first students in the 

spectators who were present at the history of Lasell's Secretarial Depart- 

Blue and White games. This proves ment to attain a goal of 160 words 

that it isn't always the athletes who per minute in dictation: 

are important, but those who sup- Martha Ellis 

port them. The Shield was won by Sandra Reynolds 

the Blues, presented to Nancy Howes. . 

Honors : Students who maintained 

Dean's List standing for four semes- 



W inning Crew: 

Whites crew won. Members of this 
crew received an "L." (See the ac- 
companying picture of the crew.) 

Athletic Association Banner: A large 
banner is presented to the girl who 
best represents the spirit of the Ath- 
letic Association motto, "A sport for 
every girl and every girl a good sport." 
Awarded to: Louise Gracey, President 
of the Athletic Association. 

Typewriting: The following students 
attained a speed in typewriting of 
more than 70 words per minute, for 
a period of 10 minutes, with fewer 
than 5 errors: 

Martha Ellis 
Carol Latham 
Carole Mattucci 
Sandra Reynolds 

Shorthand: Gregg expert pins were 
awarded during the year for dictation 
at 140 words per minute. These dic- 
tation tests were 5 minutes in length 
and were transcribed with 98 percent 
accuracy. The recipients of these 
awards also passed with 98 percent 



ters at Lasell received special men- 
tion at Last Chapel for honor work 
in their chosen curriculum. 

Under Associate in Arts degrees : 
Patricia Hall, Liberal Arts 
Lee Putnam, Art 
Mallika Snitwongse, Art 
Carol Staats, Art 
Merilyn Budlong, General 

Under Associate in Science 
degrees : 

Rosemary D'Amato, Home Econ. 
Joanne Kestle, Pre-Clinical 

Med. Tech. 
Joan Schweitzer, Pre-Clinical 

Med. Tech. 
Nancy Gorman, Retailing 
Joan Hildebrandt, Retailing 
Nancy Swanson, Retailing 
Sandra Weston, Retailing 
Martha Ellis, Secretarial 
Marlene Haake, Secretarial 
Nancy Perry, Secretarial 
Myrna Hadley, Med. Sec. 
Sandra Reynolds, Med. Sec. 
Carol Rofer, Med. Sec. 
Lee H. Smith, Med. Sec. 



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PRIZE WINNERS 1954 

Front row, left to right: Rosemary D'Amato, 1st in Foods; Marlene Haake, 1st 
in Scholarship; Nancy Howes, representing the Blues who won the Athletic 
Shield; Martha Ellis, 2nd in Scholarship; Beryl Carron, 1st in Clothing. Back 
row: Bettina Pierce Romaine, 2nd in Foods; Ann Lethbridge, Sheila Collins and 
Louise Gracey, Lasell Jackets winners; and Joan Moulton, 2nd in Clothing. 



Lenore Fuller, General 
Ruth Paetz, General 
Deborah Potter, General 

Clothing Prizes : 

First Prize, Beryl Carron 
Second, Joan Moulton 
Honorable Mention, Ruth 
Murdick 

Pood Prizes: These prizes were orig- 
inally awarded to the girls who made 
the best loaves of bread in 1882. 
The prizes are now based on scholas- 
tic standing in Foods, Dietetics, and 
Home Management. 

First Prize, Rosemary D'Amato 
Second, Bettina Pierce Ro- 
maine (who returned from her 



honeymoon just in time for 
the Last Chapel exercises) 

Scholarship Prizes: The first prize 
went to a student who had 15 A's, 
5 A's, and 1 B + , the highest average 
since 1945, and the second highest 
since 1926! 

First Prize, Marlene Haake 
Second, Martha Ellis 
Honorable Mention, 

Mary Macomber 

Nancy Perry 

Carol Staats 

Joanne Kestle 
Lasell Jackets: A Lasell jacket (a blue 
Bermuda jacket) is awarded to three 
students who, in the opinion of a 
committee of which two-thirds are 



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FRESHMAN WH ITES — Wl NN I NG CREW 

Front row, left to right: Valerie Montanez, Marion Domber and Beryl Schelhorn, 
co-captains, and Carolyn Skolfield. Back row: Barbara Mann, Jane Harding, 
Sandra Gold, Sally Visel (niece of Louise Visel Redfield '37), and Joan Baker. 



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students and one-third members of 
the faculty, are representative Lasell 
girls possessing in high degree the 
qualities of: integrity, loyalty, con- 
sideration for others, good sportsman- 



ship, scholarship and leadership. 
Three jackets are awarded. 

Awarded to : Sheila Collins 
Louise Gracey 
Ann Lethbridge 




June Queen Barbara Busch '54; Crown- 
bearer Linda Maxwell, daughter of 
Marjorie Lind Maxwell '39; and Maid 
of Honor Valerie Montanez '55. 



GROUND-BREAKING CEREMONY 
President Wass and Kama Erickson, 
Building Fund Chairman, officially 
broke ground for the new science 
classroom building on Friday, June 11. 



NEW SCHEDULE FOR COMMENCEMENT FOR 1955 

Wednesday, May 11th 

8:00 p.m. —Modern Dance Recital, Winslow Hall 
Friday, May 13th 

8:30 p.m. — Lasell Night at Pops, Boston Symphony Hall 
Thursday, June 2nd 

2:00 p.m. — River Day on the Charles 
Sunday, June 5th 

4:00 p.m. — Baccalaureate Sermon 
Thursday, June 9th 

2:30 p.m. — Crowning of the Queen, Bragdon Lawn 

3:00 p.m. — Style Show, Recreation Field 
Saturday, June 11th 

3:30-5:00 p.m. — President's Informal Reception, Bragdon Lawn 

5:15 p.m. — Alumnae Parade to Winslow Hall 

6:00 p.m. — Alumnae Supper Meeting, Winslow Hall 

8:00 p.m. — Commencement Awards, Recreation Field, 
followed by the Torchlight Parade 
Sunday, June 12th 

11:00 a.m. — Commencement Address, Recreation Field 

12:30 p.m. — Farewell at the Crow's Nest, Bragdon Hall 
1 :00 p.m. — Commencement Luncheon, Woodland Hall 



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JUNE QUEEN AND HER COURT 
Left to right: Terry Suliivan '54; Sandra Reynolds '54; Valerie Montanez '55, 
Maid of Honor; Barbara Busch '54, Queen; Marilyn Young '55, and Sue Palmer 

'54. 



FACULTY BAZAAR — NOVEMBER 22nd, 
1:00-7:00 p.m., Winslow Hall 

(for the benefit of Lasell's Building Fund) 

All alumnae are cordially invited to come and buy Christmas gifts, 
wrappings, food, and other intriguing offerings. 

One item of special note: Steak knives 

Stainless steel, serrated edge, 

white handles. 

Box of 6 — $3.85 

(Separate knives without box — .60 ea.) 

If you wish to order them by mail, make checks payable to Lascll 
Junior College and add 1 5c for postage. Mail your order to: 

Mme Helen C. Bailly 
c/o Alumnae Office 
Lasell Junior College 
Auburndale 66, Mass. 
These may be ordered up until Christmas-time. 



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NOTES ON COMMENCEMENT ADDRESSES .... 

Miss June Babcock, Instructor of English '42 — 



BACCALAUREATE 

The Reverend Ray A. Eusden, D.D. 
The Eliot Church of Newton 

There is no doubt that we live in 
a contradictory world. We should 
be the wisest and happiest people 
ever whereas actually we are confused 
and frustrated. For instance, (1) we 
want peace, yet we have war; (2) we 
believe in a neighborly world, but 
it is not a brotherly one; (3) we have 
knowledge, but not wisdom (3 out 
of 5 people cannot read or write) ; 

(4) we have houses, but not homes (1 
out of 5 marriages ends in divorce) ; 

(5) we have more food than ever, 
but there is more poverty than ever; 

(6) we have speed, but no direction; 

(7) we have medicine, but not health; 

(8) we have leisure, but no time to 
pray; and (9) we believe in law and 
order, and yet crime is rampant. 



In order to change the world we 
must change nations; and in order 
to change nations, we must change 
people. If we are to live joyously in 
this world, there are three things we 
must have. 

First, we must develop a self that 
is fit to live with. So often we make 
excuses for ourselves and blame he- 
redity and environment for our short- 
comings. 

Secondly, we must have a faith 
which is fit to live by. The purpose 
of knowledge is to give one faith. 
Faith is a positive quality whereas 
fear is a negative one; faith a plus 
characteristic, fear a minus one. 

And third, we must have a purpose 
fit to live for. A life unfocused, un- 
disciplined, is no life at all. We make 
a living by what we get, but we make 
a life by what we give. 

We must remember that the Dead 




The President's Reception, held on the Bragdon Lawn beside the Crow's Nest, 

Sunday afternoon. 



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Sea has no outlet, and that "He that 
ruleth his spirit is greater than he 
that taketh the city." (Proverbs) 

COMMENCEMENT 

Professor Ashley Montagu 

Author, Lecturer and Teacher 

'The Natural Superiority of Women" 

We live in a male-dominated world 
and our values are masculine values. 
Because of this, most people take it 
for granted that males are superior 
to females and that women are in- 
ferior to men. The anthropologist 
(who is a scientist) realizes that this 
is an illusion and that because women 
are restricted to the hearth while the 
males are out foraging, they may 
seem to be weaker, but actually all 
the male has "over" the female is 
experience, which the wife must get 
vicariously. 

There are, specifically, three illu- 
sions about man's superiority to 
women : 

1. "Men are physically stronger 
than women." They do have larger 
muscles, they weigh more, they throw 
their weight around more, but because 
of this added burden of musculature 
they are actually weaker than women. 
They have a higher metabolic rate 
than women so that they burn them- 
selves out faster. Men die more often 
than women. Male life expectancy at 




FAREWELL AT THE CROW'S NEST 

Another year ends and another class 

passes on the command of the Crow's 

Nest to the new senior class. 




Professor Ashley Montagu, Commence- 
ment Speaker, and his daughter, 
Audrey, Class of 1954. 



birth is 65 years, whereas female life 
expectancy at birth is 72 years. How- 
ever, constitutional strength is what is 
important, and women have that. 
Women are biologically more im- 
portant than men; it takes a woman 
nine months to develop a fetus, but 
males are just hit and run drivers. 
The human race, for propagation, 
needs more women than men. The 
male has more brawn, but less brain. 

2. "Men are emotionally superior 
to women." Man is the pure reason- 
er, says tradition. In fact, women are 
more efficiently emotional than men, 

* and because of this efficiency they 
are superior to men. A woman, on 
receiving a shock to her system, weeps, 
thereby restoring her emotional equi- 
librium. A man, by trying to be 
"brave," merely gets ulcers, psoriasis, 
neurosis, etc. Under heavy bombard- 
ment in London emotional casualties 
were at the rate of 75 men to every 
1 woman. 

3. "Men are intellectually superior 
to women.'' Tradition points out thai 
(here have been no female Shake- 
speares, Da Vincis, etc. The fact is 

women have never had the chances 



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that men have had, for women have 
never had men's great advantage — 
wives. Smart women continue to fos- 
ter the illusion that their husbands 
are superior to them, just to bolster 
the male ego. However, it is impor- 
tant for women to realize these facts 
and to know how superior their own 

MEMORIES OF AN '89er . 



equipment really is. 

Actually women possess one unique 
and ail-important capacity, one which 
men have also, but with which women 
are better endowed because they are 
the mother of humanity. That is the 
capacity to love and encourage other 
human beings. 

. . Mary Packard Cass 



(Note: Remembering hoiv delighted everyone was five years ago to hear Mary 
Packard Cass tell of her connections with Lasell and how much it has meant to her, 
we were pleased indeed when she accepted our invitation to speak again this year at 
our Alumnae Supper as she celebrated her 63th reunion. Mrs. Cass cherishes 
Lasell, but let us say that she has been an inspiration to Lasell and the alumnae. 
All those present felt it a privilege to hear her and we are most grateful to her for 
writing the following article for all of you to enjoy.) 

June fifth was indeed a Red Letter 
day when I returned to Lasell to the 
sixty-fifth anniversary of the gradu- 
ation Class of 1889. Every five years 
I have gone back to my Alma Mater 
over a period so long it has become a 
habit. It is like Will Rogers, who said 
in his autobiography that he knew 
where he was born and when he was 
born, but had no idea why he was 
born. Finally he had concluded that 
in his part of the country, it was a 
habit. 

Auburndale was as beautiful as ever 
with more trees, more flowers and 
more houses. Even Bragdon Hall, 
where once we all lived, has now gath- 
ered forty buildings for Lasell's use. 
Then too there are more girls, hun- 
dreds to scores in our day, girls in caps 
and gowns, girls in gay dresses, un- 
dergraduates hustling about to get off 
for vacation and leave room for guests. 

It happens that my interest in Lasell 
dates back more than sixty-five years. 
My father was one of the first trust- at my last two reunions, my California 
ees. My twin sisters were graduates, daughter has attended Lasell Summer 
one of whom was a member of the Institutes and one of my grandsons 




Mary Packard Cass '89, 

on June 5, 1954, 

celebrating her 65th reunion 



faculty for twenty-five years. Thirty 
years after my graduation, my older 
son married a Lasell girl whose moth- 
er was a Lasell girl of my period. My 
second son's wife has been with me 



has had several Lasell dates. That 
is about all I can do for Lasell, since 
all my grand- and great-grandchildren 
are boys. 

'Eighty-nine has always tried to 



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keep up to the times but as to our literary societies, a Young Woman's 
sixty-fifth reunion we were ahead of Christian Temperance Union — a very 
the times, for the great event occurred active missionary society. All honor 
last fall. At that time, all living mem- to the Lasell girls who have gone out 
bers were present, one-sixth of the to carry the "good news" to foreign 
class, and all the officers. Of course you countries. May I mention Clementina 
must know our numbers did not com- Butler and Constance Blackstock — 
pare with the class of 1954. We were to India, Mexico and Pakistan. In- 
only twelve members who came from cidentally '89 supported a French or- 
nine states including Texas and Colo- phan for some years after the First 
rado. Carrie Brown Cassell used to World War. To keep us well occu- 
tell us how her mother and father pied and in good form there was mil- 
went West in a covered wagon and itary drill with two battalions. 'Eighty- 
staked their claim on the land where nine was one of the first classes to 
the State Capitol of Colorado now wear caps and gowns. We were so 
stands. Maine was the most easterly deft with our fingers that we fash- 
state represented and that is where ioned our own caps. Another activ- 
our president, Maude Mathews, lives. ity in which we were first was having 
Very unexpectedly last September, I our pictures taken to be shown on the 
was invited to take a trip to Belfast, screen on Class Night representing 
Maine, where I was entertained in the our future roles. 

lovely home of Maude and her twin In reality '89 has sent out into the 

sister, Mabel, both of whom were world good wives and mothers, a Chi- 

among the bridesmaids at my wedding cago lawyer, a head of a large manu- 

sixty years ago. Maude and I, being facturing plant and a Chautauqua so- 

the only remaining members of the loist. 

class of '89, held our reunion at that We hope that '89 has emulated the 
time. example and inspiration of our be- 
How the old days come back and loved teachers and the wisdom of 
so few of our contemporaries are left! those guests brought to the school 
We do hear from Nancy Boyce Van from far and near for our edification. 
Gorder of Willoughby, Ohio. Those May the principles upon which Lasell 
were the days of high button shoes was founded ever remain. Out of the 
and parasols, "stays left at home and doors of what in '89 was called Lasell 
rubbers in your outfit," days of horse- Seminary for Young Women, and 
back riding, boating on the Charles, what is now called Lasell Junior Col- 
symphony concerts, journeys to Con-, lege, may go the highest type of 
cord, Lexington, Plymouth, Washing- American womanhood, 
ton, White Mountains and to Europe. On the hearts of the remaining 
Now I hear Bermuda is added. members of the Class of 1889 is writ- 
In our day we had worth-while op- ten in letters of gold, the magic word 
portunities such as two rival secret LASELL. 



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your old address with the new, enclosing your address label if possible. The 
Post Office will not forward copies of the Leaves unless you provide extra postage 
at the Post Office. 
AND NOW IS THE TIME TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE ALUMNAH 
FUND IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY DONE SO! 



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FACULTY NEWS . . . 

In Memoriam: Mrs. Helen A. Little 
(Housemother '52-4/'54) on July 3, 
1954, after an operation from which 
she did not recover. 

All Lasell extends deepest sympathy 
to Mme. Yvonne J. Birks (Fr. '27-' 36) 
whose husband, the Rev. Alfred W. 
Birks, died in July in Sarasota, Fla. 
Mr. Birks had served as pastor of the 
Unitarian Church in Natick, Mass., 
for 30 years. He was also a member 
of the Society of the First Division, 
Washington, D. C, and the Unitarian 
Universalists' Fellowship of Sarasota. 
The Birks lived in Sarasota for the 
past two years at 2141 Sunnyside Lane. 

Married: Miss Rose Aulisi (Sec. '52- 
'54) to Lt. L u i g i Colucciello, 
U.S.C.G., on Saturday, June 12th, 
in Amsterdam, N. Y. Her husband 
is now stationed in New York and 
will do ice-breaking on the Hudson 
River this winter. 

Miss Sylvia Brown (Home Econ. 
'53-'54) to Leo Stanley Jensen, on 
July 17th. Mr. Jensen is doing re- 
search work in the poultry department 
at the State College of Washington in 
Pullman, Wash. 

Miss Laura Byington (Home Econ. 
'52- ) to Donald Kreutzer, son of 
Marion Keefer Kreutzer '10-'13, on 
June 11th. Mr. Kreutzer expects to go 
into the service on November 1st, 
and Mrs. Kreutzer will then become 
resident head of Conn House. 

Miss Audrey Hofman (Head of Re- 
tailing Dept. '48- ) to Thomas F. 
Dorscy in Framingham, Mass., on 
Saturday, June 19th. Mr. Dorsey is 
studying at Boston College and she 
will continue teaching at Lasell. 

Born: To Mrs. Johanne Black Bam- 
ford (Engl. & Journ. '47-'52), twin 
boys, Robert Truman (Bob) and 
James William (Bill), on August 22, 
Her twin daughters, Sheila 



and Sandra, who were pictured in 
the March, 1954, Leaves, are now 2 
years old. 

To Mrs. Betty Schmidt Wolfe (Art 
'42-'46), a son, Robert, in May, 1954. 
Son Paul is now 4 years old, and Alan 

2^ 
z 2 . 

Other News: The last word received 
from Miss Constance E. Blackstock 
'09 (Engl. & Hist. '24-'36) at the end 
of her year's furlough from her work 
in Pakistan was that she's "off on the 
Britannic, Cunard Line, on Thursday 
morning, September 9th." We all 
wish her the very best of success! 

In August, Mrs. Hicks received a 
nice note from Ruth Sweet Voss (Li- 
brarian '34-'37) who says, "Judy is 
fourteen and will be a sophomore in 
high school. She's an outdoor girl 
but likes her studies and has been 
doing very well. Peter, twelve, is a 
good husky boy in the eighth grade 
and, I expect like a lot of other boys, 
isn't too keen on doing anything he 
doesn't have to right now. The 
youngest is another Larry soon to be 
seven years old and asserting his in- 
dependence at the present .... Best 
wishes to any and all who may re- 
member me and I'd love to visit La- 
sell and hope to soon — before 
another seventeen years go by!" Their 
address is: Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence 
S. Voss, 107 Oak St., Uxbridge, Mass. 

We would like to add at this point, 
if anyone has any recent news of Miss 
Margaret Rand, we would like to hear 
about it. 

The news we know of the faculty 
who will not be returning this year 
(aside from some of those mentioned 
above) is as follows: 

Mrs. Elizabeth P. Bond (Anat. & 
Physiol. '51-'54) will no longer be 
with us. 

Miss Lee Chadbourne (student 



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FACULTY CREW 

Front row, left to right: Miss Rothenberger (Dean of Residence '46- ), Mr. 
Pitstick (Retailing '51- ), Miss Flint (Art '53- ), Mr. Packard (History '48- 
and Crew Coach '54- ). Back row: Miss Ashley (Art '53- ), Mrs. Tedesco 
(Secretarial '53- ), Miss Watt (Phys. Ed. '46- ), Miss Landau (Bursar '51- ), 

and Miss Tribou (Phys. Ed. '36- ). 



Phys. Ed. teacher from Sargent Col- 
lege in the fall of '53) has a job at 
Garrison Forest School in Garrison, 
Md. 

Miss Anne DiMare (Med. Tech. & 
Bact. '51-'54) decided she'd like to 
see more of our country, and, when 
last heard from, was looking over 
possibilities in Denver, Colorado. 

Mrs. Ruth B. Spencer (Sec. '52-'54) 
has gone back to housekeeping at 42 
Union St., Littleton, N. H. Her hus- 
band finished the work for his de- 
gree last year at the Massachusetts 
School of Pharmacy. 

Mrs. Dorothy E. Weston (Law '38- 
'54) has retired from teaching and 
this summer took a trip to California. 



We understand that while touring 
Yellowstone Park, she came across 
Miss DiMare who was vacationing, 
too. 

Some of the activities of the pres- 
ent faculty during the summer were: 

Mrs. Ruth T. Lindquist (Chem. '44- 
— ) was visiting in Cooperstown, 
N. Y., and first thing met Jean Davies 
Stanley '50. 

Miss Elsie R. Morley (Nurse '43- 
— ) went to England to visit her 
sister for the summer. She says, "The 
British are very nice people." 

Miss Ruth H. Rothenberger (Dean 

of Residence '46 ) took another 

group of students abroad (his summer. 
We hope to have a complete story of 



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the trip in the next issue of the 
Leaves. 

Miss Lee Solimene (Sec. '50 ) 

once again had charge of Lasell's sum- 
mer school for secretarial students 
with 23 enrolled this year. This 
fall, in addition to her full-time 
schedule in our secretarial department, 
and as advisor for the senior class, 
she will teach two courses (1st year 
Italian and Italian Literature) at Wel- 



lesley College, her alma mater. 

Mrs. Eleanor H. Tedesco (Sec. '53- 
— ) and her husband have found an 
apartment in Newton, and Mr. Tedesco 
is studying for a degree in history at 
Boston University as well as working 
in the Newton Library. 

Miss Virginia L. Tribou (Phys. Ed. 

'36 ) and Miss Muriel A. Landau 

(Bursar '51 ) took a six weeks' 

trip across the country to California. 



LASELL ALUMNAE, INC. . 

Minutes of the Annual Meeting 

The annual meeting of Lasell Alum- 
nae, Inc., was held in Winslow Hall 
on Saturday, June 5, 1954, immediate- 
ly following the Alumnae Supper. 
President Dorothy Inett Taylor '30 
called the meeting to order and an- 
nounced that, in order to save time, 
the formal reading of reports would 
be omitted and copies of the Treas- 
urer's Report were available at the 
head table. (That report is also 
printed in this issue of the Leaves.) 
In place of the formal reports, Mrs. 
Taylor gave a brief resume of the 
Board's activities during the past 
year, as follows: 

The Board of Management met on 
an average of once a month to carry 
on the current business. (1) In 
March the annual Alumnae Council 
meetings were held on campus with 
a very good attendance of alumnae 
club representatives and class agents. 

(2) In April, the Board entertained 
the senior class of '54 with a per- 
formance by Harriet Schwarz Hamil- 
ton '51 who does imitations of Danny 
Kay, Bing Crosby, etc. Refreshments 
of ice cream and home-made cookies 
were furnished by the Board members. 

(3) The greatest efforts of the year 
were for carrying out the plans for the 



second year of the Class Agent system 
which has proven so successful. By now 
you have all seen the report in the Fund 
Issue of the Leaves announcing that 
2022 contributors gave $9,612.19 dur- 
ing 1953-54. Mrs. Taylor then 
thanked Louise Tardivel Higgins '37 
for her ever-present help with the 
Class Agent drive. 

Toni Meritt Smith '23, who has 
resigned as Treasurer of Lasell Alum- 
nae, Inc., was also thanked for her 
long and meticulous work. We are 
pleased, however, that she will con- 
tinue on the Board as a Director. 

A report of the newly-organized 
Scholarship Committee was then pre- 
sented by the chairman, Clara Dietz 
Rosenburg '30. A more detailed ac- 
count of the Scholarship Committee 
activities will be reported in a later 
number of the Leaves. 

At this time Mrs. Taylor read the 
names of three alumnae who have 
been recommended by the Board for 
election or re-election to the Lasell 
Junior College Corporation, their five- 
year terms to begin one year from Oc- 
tober : 

Marion Ordway Corley '11 
Barbara Ordway Brewer '35 
Ruth Turner Crosby '42 

Thanks were given to Dorothy 
Mosher Stone '42 and her committee 



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AT THE ALUMNAE SUPPER HEAD 

TABLE 
Left to right: Mary Packard Cass '89, 
Mrs. Wass, President Wass, Dorothy 
Inett Taylor '30, president of Lasell 
Alumnae, Inc., and Clara Dietz Rosen- 
burg '30, Chairman of the Scholarship 
Committee. 

who had done so much work to make 
the June Table a success once again. 
At this point Betty Lindsay, pres- 
ident of the senior class, was intro- 
duced and she announced that the 
senior class had voted to become 
members of Lasell Alumnae, Inc., as 
an entire class, and she presented their 
check for $753 to Mrs. Taylor. 

Mrs. Taylor then presented to Mr. 
Wass the annual gift from Lasell 
Alumnae, Inc., to the college. This 
year we were very happy to be able 
to give $4,000 for a wrought-iron 
fence and gate to be erected at the 
edge of the campus facing on Com- 
monwealth Avenue, as well as an ad- 
ditional $5,000 for equipment in the 
new science classroom building. Mr. 
Wass expressed his thanks for these 
substantial gifts and spoke briefly of 
his appreciation of the continued good 
work of the alumnae. 

The slate of new officers who had 
been elected was then read, as follows : 
President 
Dorothy Inett Taylor '30 

1st Vice-President 

Ruth Turner Crosby '42 

2nd Vice-President 

Mildred Birchard Pentheny '38 

Recording Secretary 

Marion Kingdon Farnum '29 

Corresponding Secretary 

Dorothy Mosher Stone '42 



Treasurer 

Olive Boynton Garron '38 
Assistant Treasurer 

Noel Temple Martinson '42 

Alumnae Clubs Advisor 

Louise Tardivel Higgins '37 
Directors 
Priscilla Alden Wolfe '19 
Antoinette Meritt Smith '23 
Barbara Ordway Brewer '35 
Edythe Cummings Mileikis '37 
Elizabeth Danker Trenholm '41 
Scholarship Committee Chairman 
Clara Dietz Rosenburg '30 

Nominating Committee 
Madeline Farmer Ryder x-'15, 

Chairman 
Phyllis Jensen Swenson '30 
Jean Perry Thompson '43 

Miriam Day '48, president of the 
Boston Club, then presented a check 
from the Boston Club to Mr. Wass. 
Then Mrs. Taylor called the roll of 
reunioning classes, and each was asked 
to make a brief report, and some hon- 
ored the group with the singing of 
their Cap and Gown song or a song 
specially arranged for the occasion. 
Of particular note was the introduc- 
tion of: Mrs. Corbin, former swim- 
ming teacher, mother of an alumna, 
long-time Trustee, who drives up by 
herself from San Antonio, Tex., every 
year and, among other things, always 
. attends our Alumnae Supper and an- 
nual meeting; Jennie Hamilton Elia- 
son '04 who flew up from Philadel- 
phia to celebrate her 50th reunion; 
and Mary Packard Cass '89 celebrat- 
ing her 65th reunion who gave a de- 
lightful talk (see the article by her 
in the front part of this Leaves). 

The meeting was then adjourned 
so that everyone could attend the 
Class Night exercises on the Recrea- 
tion Field. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Marion Kincdon Farnum '29 

Recording Secretary 



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Thanks to June Table Contributors thanks to the many alumnae who so 

Dorothy Mosher Stone '42, chair- generously contributed to the Table 

man of the June Alumnae Table for this year. The total received to date 

1954, wishes to extend her sincere is $229.40. 

REPORT OF THE TREASURER 

(for the year ending May 31, 1954) 
STATEMENT OF INCOME AND EXPENSES 

INCOME 

Receipts from Reg. Contributions to Alum. Fd. $9,442.19 

Receipts from Life Memberships & Install. 170.00 $9,612.19 

Scholarship Fund Income 647.78 

Income on Investments 438.57 

Proceeds from 1953 Alumnae Supper 24.48 

Proceeds from 1953 June Table 195.30 

Proceeds from Single Copies of Leaves 11.25 

Contributions for 1954 June Table 37.00 



TOTAL INCOME $10,966.57 



EXPENSES 

Cost of Printing Leaves $3,367.93 

Other Printing & Postage 629.50 

Premium on Fidelity Bonds 37.50 

Clerical Assistance in Alumnae Office 483.00 

American Alumni Council Expense 55.00 

Salary of Treasurer 125.00 

Newton-Waltham Bank Collection Charges .51 

Advertisement in Lasell Lamp 25.00 

Lasell Alumnae Council Meeting Expense 18.00 

Senior Class Entertainment 39.29 

Rental of Safe Deposit Box 5.50 

Appreciation Gift to Alumnae Secretary 100.00 



Less — Gift to Lasell Junior College 4,000.00 



TOTAL EXPENSES $4,886.23 



EXCESS OF INCOME OVER EXPENSES FOR THE YEAR $6,080.34 

BALANCE SHEET 

ASSETS 

$10,150.00 United States Savings Bonds $9,656.47 

Maiden Savings Bank 1,320.59 

Newton Savings Bank 4,717.89 

West Newton Savings Bank (Scholarship Fd.) 862.91 

Needham Co-operative Bank (Scholarship Fd.) (5 Shares) 1,000.00 

Auburndale Co-operative Bank (5 Shares) 1,000.00 

Newton-Waltham Bank Sc Trust Co. (Checking Account) 1,795.82 

Petty Cash 5.00 



TOTAL ASSETS $20,358.68 

PRINCIPAL 

Balance — June 1, 1953 $18,278.34 

Add — Excess of Income over Expenses for yr. 6,080.34 $24,358.68 



PRINCIPAL— Mav 31, 1954 $20,358.68 

Respectfully submitted, 

Antoinette M. Smith, Treasurer 









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CLUB NEWS . . . 



ALBANY 



Mrs. Edgar G. Schindler 

(Grace Douglass x-'12), President 

64 South Main Ave., Albany 3, N. Y. 

Mrs. Charles A. Robideau 

(Mary McEvoy '29), Corres. Secy. 

4 Pine Ave., Stop 35, Albany 5, N. Y. 

On May 22nd a luncheon was held in 
the Trophy Room at the Edison Club in 
Rexford, N. Y. In the absence of Pres. 
Schindler, Vice Pres. Mary Hurley Cook 
'42 presided. 

The guest speaker was Mrs. Dorothea 
Hilbert who spoke on "The Little Theater 
Groups in the Community as a Hobby." 

Janet Garland Wilson '46 was elected 
chairman of the nominating committee. 

On Thursday, September 9th, from three 
to five, a tea will be given for prospective 
students and mothers, present students and 
alumnae, at the home of Eloise Smith 
Riley '26, 18 Aspinwall Rd., Loudonville, 
N. Y. 

On Thursday, September 16th, at 12:15, 
a luncheon at Keeler's, Albany, N. Y. 
This is to be a regular monthly affair. No 
reservations, no business meeting. Every 
third Thursday in the academic year. 

On Saturday, October 16th, at 12:30, 
a luncheon at Duncan's Inn, Shaker Rd., 
Albany, N. Y. Election and installation 
of officers. Miss Helen Beede '21, Recorder, 
will be our guest. 

Having just returned from my 25th re- 
union and not back to earth yet, I advise 
anyone with a reunion coming up next 
year, especially a 25th, not to miss it. It 
was just wonderful seeing all the "girls" 
again. 

BOSTON 

Miriam Day '48, President 
23 Woodhaven Rd., Waban, Mass. 

Beryl N. Groff '48, Corres. Secy. 
24 Atwood St., Wellesley, Mass. 

The following will give readers a good 
idea of just ivhat the Boston Club is up to: 

Fashion Show, October 21st, Winslow 
Hall, given by Colin Ross of Newton 
Centre. Refreshments will be served, un- 
der the chairmanship of the club's re- 
cording secretary, Mae Donahue '53- 



Movies for children, Winslow Hall, 
November. 

Food Sale for students, January 29th. 

Annual Rummage Sale, February, under 
the chairmanship of Adrienne Smith 
'23. 

Annual Midwinter Luncheon, March 5th, 
University Club. 

Food Sale, at Grover Cronin, Waltham, 
April. 

Sale of one evening's tickets to Miss 
Wethern's ('29) student production in 
April or thereabouts. 

Gardenia Sale at "Pops," May (13th or 
20th). 

Refreshments for June Fete, June 9th. 

If you haven't already received your 
own schedule through the mail, you will. 

It was with regret that the Boston Club 
announced the resignation of Mildred 
Cloake Norbury '16 as vice president. We 
offer congratulations to the new Vice 
President, Diane Palady '49. 

It was also with regret that we accepted 
the resignation of Rachel Whittemore 
Hawes '35 who moved, in June, to Cali- 
fornia. Our best wishes go with Rachel — 
all the way westward ! 

The Boston Club has decided that a 
publicity chairman to handle the numerous 
annual activities would be of benefit, and 
it is with pleasure that we announce Sally 
Hughes '50 as serving in that capacity at 
the present time. 

A new activity for last year was the 
movie program for children, which was 
a grand success. To that we have added an- 
other project this year which came through 
Miss Wethern's offer to set aside one 
evening of her annual spring performance 
for the Boston Club, from which we would 
receive 50% of the sales. This year the 
performance earned $59 for us. 

Net receipts from the sale of gardenias 
at "Pops" (they were 10c cheaper this 
year) amounted to $19-35. The Grover 
Cronin Food Sale netted $87.00, a huge 
success, under the chairmanship of Made- 
line Farmer Ryder x-'15. Mrs. Ryder's an- 
nual "Silver Tea" netted approximately 
$25, and the June Fete refreshment sale, 
under the chairmanship of Mildred Strain 
Nutter '17, amounted to a little over $25. 
Also Mildred Strain Nutter's annual get- 
together at her summer home in Pocasset 
added $18 to our treasury. 

It was on Wednesday, April 28th, that 
Madeline Farmer Ryder x-'15 held her 
annual Silver Tea at her home in Waltham. 
As usual, there was a good turnout, and 



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all kinds of delicious refreshments. The 
amount raised included help from some 
who were unable to attend but who sent 
a contribution. They were Louise Tardivel 
Higgins '37, Mrs. Wass, Margaret Wethern 
'29, and Esther Josselyn '27. Those in 
attendance were: Mildred Cloake Norbury 
'16, Toni Meritt Smith '23, Mildred Strain 
Nutter '17, Barbara McLellan McCormick 
'18, Ruth Buswell Isaacson '36, Barbara 
Clark Keenan '40, Cora Stone Trimmer 
x-'02, Ruth Turner Crosby '42, Dorothy 
Mosher Stone '42, Priscilla Winslow '35, 
Gertrude Quinn McKenna '46, Betty Graf 
Mathias '44, Dorothy Messenger Heath '26, 
Olive Boynton Garron '38, Barbara Ord- 
way Brewer '35, Mildred Cary Eaton '18, 
Phyllis Jensen Swenson '30. 

Those meeting on August 10th for 
Mildred Strain Nutter's ('17) annual cook- 
out were: E. Gertrude Allen '17, Marian 
Beach Barlow '16, Dotty Campbell '55, 
Mid Cary Eaton '18, Jacqueline Darcy '46, 
Elsie Flight Wuestefeld '18, Marion Grif- 
fin Wolcott '16, Octavia Hickcox Smith 
'18, Barbara McLellan McCormick '18, 
Carol Newcomb' (a guest), Ruth Newcomb 
'18, Marion Nutter '55 (Marion and Dotty 
Campbell are roommates), Esther H. Rood 
(a guest), Helen Saunders '17, Toni Meritt 
Smith '23, and Mabel Straker Kimball '16. 
Adding to the enjoyment of the day were 
two long-distance phone calls: one from 
Phyllis Rafferty Shoemaker '22 from all 
the way out in Watsonville, Calif., and 
the other from Mid Cloake Norbury '17 
who was in Martha's Vineyard. 

BRIDGEPORT 

Mrs. Ronald J. Mott 

(Libby Stahl '28), President 

225 Harvester Rd., Fairfield, Conn. 

Joy Gustavson '50, Secy. 
406 Stratfield Rd., Bridgeport, Conn. 

The final meeting of the Bridgeport 
Club was held the evening of June 9th, in 
the home of Lorrayne Hron Hulton '44. 
We had invited guests to this meeting to 
share our speaker, Mrs. Jon Morro, who 
demonstrated flower and table arrange- 
ments and who also was most pleasant in 
answering our many questions. 

Our business was kept reasonably short 
due to our guests, and only the treasurer's 
and secretary's reports were read. Also our 
new officers for the coming year were 
presented by the acting chairman, Jayne 
Gilmore x-'49. Our meeting was conducted 
by the secretary due to the absence of our 
president and vice president. 



Below are the new officers: 

Pres.: Libby Stahl Mott '28 (Mrs. 

Ronald J.) 
Vice Pres.: Lorrayne Hron Hulton '44 

(Mrs. Wm. H., Jr.) 
Secy, and Publ.: Joy Gustavson '50 
Treas.: Jayne A. Gilmore x-'49 
You'll be hearing from our new secre- 
tary after our fall meeting. 

CLEVELAND 



Mrs. James O. Green 

(Barbara Birnbaum '45), President 

3509 Tullamore Rd., University Heights, O. 

Mrs. Robert L. Phillips 

(Ellen Morris '49), Secretary 

1876 Langerdale Rd., South Euclid, O. 

Following is a report of last May's meet- 
ing and the June picnic: 

Our second evening meeting was suc- 
cessfully held May 20th at the home of 
Marjorie Churchill Cantor '29. Twenty 
members attended with two guests. We 
discussed the picnic to be held at Horseshoe 
Lake on June 19th. All members and their 
children are invited. There is a possibility 
we might have a Valentine's Day dance next 
year with Colby Junior College, but the 
plans are not definite yet. Barbara Birnbaum 
Green '45, our president, read a note from 
Priscilla Winslow thanking us for $100 
sent to the scholarship fund. The business 
meeting was adjourned and our speaker for 
the evening, Elinor Baum Morris x-'23, was 
introduced. Mrs. Morris was active in the 
Lasell club before she went to Europe three 
years ago. She and Mr. Morris went to 
Europe for a short vacation and stayed 2!/2 
years ! Mr. Morris became the Industry 
Chief for the Marshall Plan in Italy. 

Mrs. Morris spoke of their life in Rome. 
She said that the reason the people of Rome 
live in the streets is because their apart- 
ments are so hot in the summer and they 
live in such cramped quarters. Many do not 
have radios and there is no television. They 
must go out and seek their own entertain- 
ment. But there is nothing more relaxing 
than to sit in a piazza with your family, and 
that is where all the Italians congregate. A 
piazza is a square with a fountain in the 
center. Many of these piazzas are very 
famous and beautiful. An average Italian 
family may consist of 10 or 12 children, 
the parents, and the in-laws ! The average 
worker in Northern Italy makes a salary of 
$50 to $60 per month; in Southern Italy 
about $40 to $50 per month so it is very 
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Mrs. Morris displayed and talked about 
some of the things she had brought back. 
She wore a dress and coat that had been 
made for her in Rome, and she told about 
some of the fitting houses. Each fitting house 
has showings of their styles — much like 
a style show here. You receive an invitation 
and spend the afternoon at the showing. 
The models glide in and out of the room 
quickly so that no one has a chance to sketch 
the dress or is able to copy it in any way. 
You just sort of get an idea of what the 
dress looks like and write down on your 
card the one you like. Then you might re- 
turn a few days later to discuss the dress 
you like. Tea is served and everything is 
very slow and relaxed. Then you must select 
the material and go back for many fittings, 
and finally you have the dress you want! 
But this is how a woman spends much of 
her time. The dress, being very well made, 
lasts for years and seems never to lose its 
style. 

After Mrs. Morris mastered the Italian 
language, she really got to know the people. 
The French almost expect everyone to speak 
their language and speak it well because it 
is a universal language. On the other hand, 
the Italians are very pleased and honored 
when anyone goes out of their way to learn 
the Italian language. 

Mrs. Morris ended her talk by saying al- 
though she loved Italy and enjoyed the life 
there, she was really glad to be back home. 

We welcomed a new member to our 
group, Lyn Babbitt Cooper '45. She has just 
moved here from Bridgeport, Conn., with 
her husband and two children. They have 
bought a 100-year-old house in Chagrin 
Falls, a charming section outside Cleveland 
and very much like New England. The 
Coopers probably have a lot of fun fixing 
it up. 

Cake and coffee were served at the end 
of the meeting. Those present were: Barbara' 
Birnbaum Green '45, Marjorie Mosher 
Masch '46, Bette J. Hapgood '41, Jean 
Peace (W.P. '33-'36, H.S. '36-'38), Nancy 
Hugo Smith x-'08, Helen B. Bogert '40, 
Marjorie Churchill Cantor '29, Lyn Bab- 
bitt Cooper '45, Helen Ferry Babcock x-'ll, 
Lois Hein Cooper '38, Almira Shepard x-'18, 
Eugenia Cooney '45, Martha Cooney Stuhr 
'40, Martha Kennedy Ingersoll '48, Barbara 
Clarkson Moody x-'38, Elaine Burrell King 
'48, Gertrude Bicknell Harvey x-'27, Vir- 
ginia Rolfe Guy '45, and Ellen Morris Phil- 
lips '49. 

The Lasell picnic was held June 19th. 
Because of the guests and all the young 
children, we decided not to hold a formal 
meeting. Everyone brought her own lunch 



and after lunch the children went swimming 
in the pool. It was a beautiful day and 
everyone seemed to enjoy just sitting in the 
sun and relaxing and talking. Ada Pat- 
terson '15 drove all the way from Ashland, 
Ohio — 75 miles — just to be with us! 

Those present at the picnic were: Nancy 
Hugo Smith x-'08, Barbara Birnbaum Green 
'45, Virginia Rolfe Guy '45, Lyn Babbitt 
Cooper '45, Ada Patterson '15, Helen Ferry 
Babcock x-'ll, Martha Kennedy Ingersoll 
'48, Gertrude Bicknell Harvey x-'27, Ellen 
Morris Phillips '49, and Almira Shepard 
x-'18. 



CONNECTICUT VALLEY 

Mary Lou Woodward '52, President 
829 Main St., East Hartford, Conn. 

Helen F. Hamilton '49, Secretary 
Fairview Dr., Elmwood, Conn. 



On May 15, Ann Woods '52 graciously 
opened her home to us and we met for our 
annual spring tea. Beautiful spring flowers 
decorated our table and Sally Swanson Dahl- 
berg '35 and Marilyn McGuire '52 poured. 
We were all very much pleased to have 
Mrs. Jeanne Cousins with us. Mrs. Cousins 
brought us up to date on activities at Lasell, 
including the ground-breaking ceremonies 
for the new classroom, and answered ques- 
tions raised by prospective Lasell students 
who had been invited. Those present were: 
Marilyn McGuire '52, Pauline M. Coady '52, 
Mary Lou Woodward '52, Margaret Ol- 
son '50, Helen Hamilton '49, Helen Burwell 
'33, Edith Downey '34, Arlene Havir Ol- 
son '46, Ann Woods '52, Jean McCam- 
bridge '52, Ann Murray Reynolds '51, Jane 
Wadhams Hazen '49, Shirley Ann DeMund 
'53, Sally Swanson Dahlberg '35, Betty Al- 
lison '51, Phyllis Haviland Hildcbrandt '47, 
Maude Hayden Keeney '16, Florence Keeney 
Havens '48, and Marion Griffin Wolcott 
'16. Prospective students attending were: 
Frances Scott, Donna La Vista, Mary Par- 
makian, Joan Daniels, Carol Johnson, Martha 
Forristall, Marcia Purkhame and Lcnore 
Morse. 

Our next meeting will be a luncheon meet- 
ing on October 2nd at the City Club in 
Hartford and Mrs. Jeanne Cousins will again 
be with us. This will be our annual meeting 
at which officers will be elected and we hope 
all Connecticut Valley Lasell alumnae will 
attend. 



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EASTERN MAINE 

Mrs. Frank B. Harlow 

(Constance Chalmers '29), President 

193 Main St., Orono, Me. 

Mrs. John H. Britton 
( Joyce Tucker ' 30 ) , Secretary 
29 Bennoch Rd., Orono, Me. 

The Eastern Maine Lasell Club met at 
the home of Lorena Fellows Sawyer '99 in 
Bangor for their June luncheon with 18 
members and one guest present. Maria Riker 
Hume '09, of Harrodsburg, Ky., had re- 
turned from Auburndale for a visit with 
Charlotte Ryder Hall '08 and was with us 
for our meeting. Some of the members told 
us about their return to the school for class 
reunions and graduation. 

Our next meeting will be Thursday, Oc- 
tober 7th. The new officers elected are: 
Pres., Constance Chalmers Harlow '29; 
Secy., Joyce Tucker Britton '30; Treas., 
Marguerite Houser Hamlin '19. Others 
present were: Lydia Adams Godsoe '18, 
Ruth S. Dunning '27, Barbara Stover Van 
DeBogert '33, Florence C. Wyman '91-'92, 
Faustina Curtis, Alice Fernandez Harkins 
'33, Helen Gray Porter x-'07, Esther Nor- 
cross Dougherty '18, Julia Crafts Sheridan 
'10, Gretchen Brett Harvey x-'34, Elizabeth 
Page Sealey '32, Sarah Hughes Forbes '03, 
and Mabelle H. Whitney '03. 



MIAMI 

Mrs. Henry R. Shaffer 
(Lelah Cones x-'06), President 
1412 S. W. 13th St., Miami, Fla. 

Mrs. Merton E. Ober 

(Phoebe Haskell x-'17), Secretary 
829 Lake Dr., Miami Springs, Fla. 

We had our last meeting for the summer 
in June at the Pine Tree Inn in Coral Gables. 

In May, Mildred Goodall Fairbanks '10 
entertained us at the Bal Harbour Club 
where we had delicious Maine lobster salads 
and peppermint ice creams. We enjoyed 
talking with each other while relaxing at 
Mildred's cabana by the oceanside. 

Have had good intentions — wanted so 
much to have a "round robin," you know, 
each one adding a bit of news. Then, they 
started going their merry ways for the sum- 
mer, that fell through, so I will tell you a 
little about each one. 

Lelah Cones Shaffer x-'06, our president, 
keeps busy with her husband and two grown 



sons at home. Another son has just married. 
Then too, she has Jeanne who has three 
little girls — a very nice family. 

Margaret Trice Gibbons x-'17 is a very 
busy lady, flitting here and there before 
radio, TV and numerous meetings of the 
Miami Hard of Hearing Society. Now 
she's on her way out to California to see her 
two married sons and grandbabies. The fact 
that Margaret has nearly lost her sight 
certainly has not proven to be a handicap. 

I met Paula Maue Dickson x-'4l at Wool- 
worth's while shopping with my older 
daughter, Dottie Butler, of Atlanta. I was 
resting on an improvised seat, when hur- 
riedly, in came Paula and practically tripped 
over me. We both had such a surprise ! Glad 
she could meet my daughter as they have 
children and such to talk about. Paula has 
had a great deal of company previous to 
now, so a quiet summer, if possible, would 
be enjoyed, even with two lively daughters. 
(Helen) Linda Dermon Mertz '33 has 
a husband and three small girls to keep 
her busy. She's as sparkling as ever; holds 
down a man-sized job and likes it. 

Norma Jeanne Rogers Powell '42 is glad 
the kindergarten has ended for the season. 
Sure keeps her busy making costumes and 
favors for so many. See her around town in 
her grey Plymouth Suburban, but Jeanne 
sneaks in a swim in my pool as often as 
she can with Jimmy and Barby, her two 
young hopefuls. 

Mildred Goodall Fairbanks '10 has just 
purchased a new home at Miami Beach. 
It will keep her occupied besides her danc- 
ing, golf, swimming and tennis. What a 
wonderful way to keep well and happy — 
I'll say! She will journey up north la^er 
in the season, staying at her summer home 
in Kennebunk, Me. 

Sonja Smith usually entertains her rela- 
tives and friends from Central America. 
Her house is always open to them. Her 
doctor husband and children are her main 
interest. 

Clara Paton Suhlke '15 is a newcomer to 
our club and is very well liked. She is one 
of our loyal members and now has charge 
of our "Building Fund Cocoanut." That is, 
we all give a little when we meet each 
month. The passing of the "cocoanut bank" 
receives our birthday age money. 

There's Helen Merrill Strohecker '16, 
Grace Harvey Hall '11, Ruth Watson Craig 
'40, Mabel Michell Pyott x-'26, Ruth 
Dougherty Blaylock '30, Sunny Liebman 
Good '34 and Priscilla Turnbull McGreevy 
'45. We surely would like to hear more 
from them. 

We meet with the Ft. Lauderdale group 
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x-'09, Bertha Hayden King '03, Maria Riker 
Hume '09 and Herma Schweitzer Comstock 
'21. 

As for myself, I have recovered success- 
fully from my operation. Swim in my pool 
morning, noon and night. Enjoy every day 
in south Florida, all the year around. 

Hope I have written about all of us here 
in Florida. If not please write me where 
"thou art." 



NEW HAVEN 



Mrs. Alfred E. Kuehl, Jr. 
(Dorothy Page '48), President 
118 Harmon St., Hamden, Conn. 



Mrs. Charles E. Van Dine 

(Edith Thorpe '27), Secretary 

124 Woodlawn St., Hamden, Conn. 



The last three months of the New Haven 
Lasell Club's season have now come to an 
end after very busy months of activities. As 
mentioned in other reports, our annual 
dessert bridge was held April 21st. Numerous 
door prizes, table prizes, delicious cakes, 
coffee and punch, and card playing made the 
evening a most enjoyable and profitable one. 

Only a small group was able to attend 
our annual luncheon on May 15th at which 
time Mrs. Jeanne Cousins spoke to the group. 
However, we were pleased to be able to 
present to Mrs. Cousins two contributions 
to Lasell — one for the Building Fund and 
another for the Scholarship Fund. The pro- 
ceeds of our bridge the previous month 
made it possible for us to present these 
checks. 

Every June we substitute our last meet- 
ing of the season with a picnic which this 
year was held at the summer home of Char- 
lotte Ockert '33 in Milford. We were glad 
to note that our attendance at this gathering 
was much better and we had as a guest 
Miss Caroline Killam, a daughter of Cor- 
nelia Hemingway Killam '22. 

The results of our last business meeting, 
which was the election of officers, has been 
completed. The club's new officers for the 
1954-1955 season are: Pres., Dorothy Page 
Kuehl '48; Vice Pres., Virginia B. Smibert 
'52; Treas., Nancy Skiff '33; Secy, and 
Publ. Chm., Edith Thorp Van Dine '27; Pro- 
gram Co-Chm., Charlotte F. M. Ockert '33 
and Mildred G. Munson '32. 



NEW YORK 

Mrs. Robert G. Bruns 

(June Cherry '42), Vice Pres. 

262 Crocus Ave., Floral Park, L. I., N. Y. 

Joeyna H. Raynal '52, Secretary 
20 Coolidge Ave., White Plains, N. Y. 

We held our 6 1st annual meeting at Toots 
Shor's on May 1st. June Cherry Bruns '42 
presided in the absence of the president, 
Linda Heather Venezia '51. 

The meeting was devoted to business 
and planning for the future. Joeyna H. 
Raynal '52 was elected secretary to finish 
out the term of the present secretary. 

It was decided that the fall luncheon 
would not be held. There is to be more 
emphasis on the divisions and it is antici- 
pated that the club divisions will meet in 
their groups and plan their year's work. 

The spring luncheon in New York will 
climax the year's activities for all divisions 
with each one presenting a report of the 
year's progress. It will be held the first Satur- 
day after Easter, April 16, 1955. 

We are all enthused over our new plans 
and think they will stimulate great interest. 

Connecticut Division: Gertrude E. Fischer 
'41, of Ridgefield, Conn., and Ann Preuss 
Olson '43 of New Canaan, Conn., held a 
tea on Saturday, September 11th, for the 
new students and their mothers from that 
area attending Lasell this year. They had a 
very successful response to their invitations. 
They had hoped to have at least 30 guests 
but because of Hurricane Edna only nine 
showed up. All there enjoyed themselves, 
storm or no storm, anyway. 



NORTHERN NEW JERSEY 
Joanne Purcell '52, President 
1073 Bromley Ave., West Englewood, N. J. 

Mrs. Donald C. Osborne 
(Theresa Thompson '22), Secretary 
35 Harding Rd., Glen Rock, N. J. 

The May meeting was a luncheon held 
at the Robin Hood Inn in Montclair, N. J., 
on May 22nd. Before lunch we all had a 
wonderful time catching up on all the 
news. 

There were 40 regular members and three 
special guests: Dean Ruth Rothenberger of 
Lasell (our speaker), Gertrude Fischer '41 
and Barbara Rost '52, of Dayton, O. 

After a delicious chicken dinner, the 
business meeting commenced. One of the 



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main issues of the meeting was the future 
status of our group — whether to remain 
a division of the Greater New York Club 
or become a separate New Jersey Club. Af- 
ter a brief talk by Sue Baney '52, Treasurer, 
and comments by Gertrude Fischer '41, 
representing the New York Club, the ques- 
tion was thrown open for discussion. A vote 
then followed and members voted unanimous- 
ly to become a separate New Jersey Club. 

The New Jersey Club has decided once 
again to sponsor two teas for prospective 
Lasell students in September — one in the 
Bergen County area, the other in the Essex 
County area. Committees were selected. 

Two new officers were elected at the May 
luncheon meeting: Marie Kohaut '51, vice 
president; and Theresa Thompson Osborne 
'22, secretary. Chairman Joanne Purcell '52 
has one more year of her term to fulfill as 
does Sue Baney '52 as treasurer. 

Following the business meeting, Ruth 
Rothenberger, Dean of Residence, gave a 
very interesting and complete picture of 
Lasell life during the past year, and a pre- 
view of wonderful things to come. 

Attention Class of 1954 : We of the New 
Jersey Club welcome you to our group. We 
hope to see all of you at our September meet- 
ing. 



PHILA. — SO. JERSEY 

Mrs. Leonard A. Spalding, Jr. 
(Natalie Whitaker x-*31), President 
R.D. #1, Lafayette Rd., Colonial Village, 
Wayne, Pa. 

Mrs. Frederick W. Metzger 

(Jo Holbrook '22), Cones. Secy. 

401 Lippincott Ave., Riverton, N. J. 

On May 8th we had our spring meeting 
at Gimbel's in Philadelphia. Eight "regulars" 
were present and, as usual, whether we have 
few or many, we had a wonderful time. 
After luncheon in the dining room we held 
our meeting at the Women's Club Center. 

President Wass was our guest, but we feel 
we should make him an honorary member 
of our club. He launched us at our initial 
meeting and has attended almost every meet- 
ing, which is a better record than some of 
the regular members have, and we love 
having him! He brought us up to date on 
activities — things I don't think a lot of 
"old grads" know — about the new three- 
year nursing course in connection with the 
Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston, the 
new science and general classroom building 
in back of Woodland, of the remodelling of 
Bragdon Hall, the summer secretarial school 



and the great number of students, with the 
quota filled for the coming year. We had 
many questions, too, that he so willingly 
answered. 

A business meeting followed. Jennie 
Hamilton Eliason '04, our nominating chair- 
man, worked on her list of officers to be 
elected at our fall meeting. We agreed to 
send $25 to the Alumnae Scholarship Fund 
and money in the fall to the Building Fund. 

Jo Laughton Hopkins '28 offered to make 
12 sequin neck bows for the June Table 
from the club and also told of a delightful 
afternoon with Miss Constance Blackstock 
'09, former Lasell teacher, when she spoke 
in Mt. Holly, N. J., of her experiences in 
India. 

Four of those present planned to go back 
in June to reunion, Jennie Hamilton Eliason 
'04 and Helen Robson '24 to fly up together. 

Our president, Natalie Whitaker Spalding 
x-'31, announced Saturday, October 2nd, for 
our fall meeting at Gimbel's Women's Club 
Center. 

Those present were: Natalie Whitaker 
Spalding x-'31, Jo Laughton Hopkins '28, 
Mary Detweiler Fides '48, Annie Merrill 
David '12 and Jo Holbrook Metzger '22. 

RHODE ISLAND 

Phyllis W. Gleason '52, President 
82 Welfare Ave., Cranston, R. I. 

Marion I. Munro '45, Cones. Secy. 
321 High St., Bristol, R. I. 

The Annual Meeting of the R. I. Lasell 
Club was held at Wayland Manor, May 12, 
1954, at 8:30, following dinner, which 
was attended by twenty-three members. 

Attending were: Virginia Bailey '48, 
Eleanor McKenny Black '30, Nancy Chase 
'53, Marjorie Morrison Coburn '17, Joan 
Darelius "53, Mary Quick Dean '14, Betty 
Lou Foy '52, Phyllis Gleason '52, Helen 
Mayoh Greenhalgh '49, Barbara Potier 
Grzebien '49, Millicent Jewell Jenness '52, 
Nancy Keach '41, Marion Wilson Kennedy 
'49, Patricia Stone Lavine (H.S. '37-'38), 
Georgianna Taber Lawrence (H.S. '33-'35), 
Nancy Bean Lord '50, Florence Mann Matzek 
'21, Lillian Medhurst '53, Virginia Whalen 
Petrie '41, Elizabeth Sleight '53, Jean Davies 
Stanley '50, Lois Schaller Toegemann '50, 
and Barbara Welles '50. 

Annual reports were read by the president 
and treasurer. 

The following were elected to office for 
the year 1954-1955: Pres:. Phyllis W. Glea- 
son '52; Vice Pres., Marjorie Morrison 
Coburn '17; Rec. Secy., Nancy Keach '41; 



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Corres. Secy., Marion T. Munro '45 ; and 
Treas., Betty Lou Foy '52. 

Miss Blatchford, Academic Dean, was 
guest speaker. She told of the many im- 
provements at Lasell, described the new 
classroom building, outlined the new nurs- 
ing program, and gave us a most interesting 
and enviable description of present-day col- 
lege life at Lasell. 

The next meeting will be a picnic supper 
and white elephant sale on Wednesday, 
June 9th, at the home of Betty Lou Foy '52. 

WASHINGTON, D. C. 

Mrs. C. Curtis Tracy 

(Beth Baer x-'ll), President 

3615 Chevy Chase Lake Dr., 

Chevy Chase, Md. 

Mrs. Robert T. Olds 
(Marjorie Stuart '36), Corres. Secy. 

1923 N. Kenilworth St., Arlington 5, Va. 

The Washington, D. C, Lasell Club held 
its May meeting at the home of Ellen 
Grover '48. The evening was made es- 
pecially pleasant by our ex-president, who 
was down from her new Pennsylvania home 
for a visit with Mrs. Tracy. 

Our June meeting at the home of Karin 
Eliasson Monroe '31 ended a year of very 
enjoyable get-togethers by this small group. 
Ten members were present. 

Early this month Evelyn Hillis Sirles '46, 
with her three small daughters, left for a 
summer in Colorado before taking off for 
two years in London, England. 

We welcome Marjorie Cramton Lathrop 
'48 to our every-changing group. Eva Couch 
Cable '93, one of our most loyal members, 
gave up her apartment in Chevy Chase for 
a summer in the mountains. We all wish 
her a pleasant vacation and are looking- 
forward to having her back with us in the 
fall. 

The club adjourned until September. 

WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS 

Mrs. Douglas W. Abel, Jr. 

(Sallyann Bartlett '51), President 

72 Virginia St., Springfield, Mass. 

Carolyn A. Powers '52, Secretary 
227 Prospect St., E. Longmeadow, Mass. 

On April 17th the Western Massachusetts 
Lasell Club held its annual luncheon and 
election of officers at the Old House on the 
Green, Longmeadow, Mass. The following 



officers were elected: Pres., Sallyann Bart- 
lett Abel '51; Vice Pres., Merilyn A. Peck 
'52; Secy., Carolyn A. Powers '52; Treas., 
Shirley J. Warriner '52; Prog. Chm., Dorothy 
Nickerson Tehan '47; Nom. Chm., Eleanor 
Rochford Nolan x-'49; and Tel. Chm., 
Barbara Baldwin Smith '50. Mrs. Arthur 
Ball spoke on "Serenity at Sixty." Mrs. 
Ball's inspiring and humorous talk was en- 
joyed immensely. 

On June 16th the club enjoyed its annual 
picnic at the home of Betty Jensen Curtis 
'39, who served as chairman. After the pic- 
nic members played games led by Fran 
Gay Linford '39, co-chairman. 

Any Lasell alumnae moving into the 
Western Mass. area who wish to be included 
on the membership list are urged to contact 
Mrs. Douglas M. Smith, 433 Maple Rd., 
Longmeadow, Mass. 

WORCESTER 



Mrs. Dexter J. Eaton 
(Jeanette White x-'36), President 
123 Barnard Rd., Worcester, Mass. 

Mrs. Merrill A. Symonds 

(Rena Ridler '40), Secretary 

283 Beverly Rd., Worcester, Mass. 

Officers for the Worcester County Club 
for 1954-1955 are as follows: Pres., Jeanette 
White Eaton x-'36; Vice Pres., Priscilla A. 
Harney '48; Rec. Secy., Mary Givan Bath 
'52; Corres. Secy., Rena Ridler Symonds '40; 
Treas., Eleanor Smith Cutting x-'28; Board 
of Directors, Marion Parmer Wheeler '41, 
Dorothy Inett Taylor '30 and Francis E. 
Wright x-'17; Nom. Comm., Betty Wallace 
White '39, Amelia Yankus White '41 and 
Margaret Smith Wolcott '39. Eleanor Smith 
Cutting has been named permanent chair- 
man of the Scholarship and Finance commit- 
tee. Chm. of Mem. Comm., Marion Kingdon 
Farnum '29; Program Comm., Doris Barry 
Ponte '40, Marion Kingdon Farnum '29 and 
Marjorie Sherman '40; Hospitality Comm., 
Marjorie Magune Curtis '31 and Eleanor 
Ramsdell StaufTer '35. 

Worcester County Club is indeed honored 
to be the home club of both the President 
of Lasell Alumnae, Inc., Dorothy Inett 
Taylor '30, and the Recording Secretary, 
Marion Kingdon Farnum '29. We are look- 
ing forward to a busy and entertaining com- 
ing year in our club in Worcester and \sv 
have a work project in mind that we hope 
will prove successful and will tell our Lasell 
friends what good cooks we are here in 
Worcester. 



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CLASS NEWS . . . . 



1882 



Constance Waite Rouse (Mrs. F. T.) has 
recently advised the Alumnae Office that 
her correct address is: 24 Maple Ave., 
Greenwich, Conn. 



1885 

In Memoriam: Louise Fribley Dann (Mrs. 
J. Lyman) of Albany, Ga., on January 22, 
1954, at the age of 88. 



1885 



It was a real pleasure to welcome Mary 
Packard Cass back on campus for her 65th 
reunion. Carrying away the honors of be- 
ing the oldest class represented at the 
Alumnae Supper, she delighted everyone 
present with her gay little talk. Note her 
article on page 12. 



1891 

In Memoriam: Alice M. Hane of Marion, 
O., on March 9, 1954, after an illness of 
several years. 



versary with great pleasure, but a year of 
invalidism makes the effort, even from 
Milton, impossible. I hope it will be a 
beautiful day and that someone from 1894 
can be present. With kindest regards and 
good wishes for Lasell." 

Clara Souther Lingle has moved to 163 
Round Hill Rd., Roslyn Heights, N. Y. 

In another note to Mr. Wass, Mary 
Tulleys writes in part, "How I wish I 
could attend the commencement activities, 
but the distance is too great to make the 
trip this year, as I am planning a visit 
with a friend in Colorado in July. 

"My sister, Julia Tulleys Harm '96, re 
cently spent two weeks with me and as 
usual we went back to our happy days at 
Lasell and recalled the pleasure we had 
meeting several of our old classmates, 
Harriett Scott and Ethel Loud '96 among 
them, in 1951. 

"Our Omaha-Council Bluffs Lasell Club 
met recently. There were only seven of 
us, Martha Stone Adams '93 not having re- 
turned from her trip to Hawaii and two 
others were out of town. We still enjoy 
getting together. 

"With best wishes for your continued 
success in your work for dear old Lasell." 

1896 



1893 



Grace Dwinal Pushard (Mrs. H. S.) is 
living at: 4813 Van Fleet St., Houston, 
Tex. 



Mrs. A. D. Pierce 
(Josephine Chandler), Secretary 
10 Dexter St., Maiden 48, Mass. 



1897 



1894 

In Memoriam: Virginia Wyckoff of 
Hightstown, N. J., on July 3, 1954. 

Other News: We were all happy to see 
Harriett G. Scott when she loyally re- 
turned to Lasell on Alumnae Day for her 
60th reunion. She, too, was the only mem- 
ber of her class who was able to be 
present. 

A letter to Mr. Wass in May from 
Gertrude Sherman Ellsworth reads: "It is 
a great disappointment to be obliged to 
decline your cordial invitation to be a 
guest at Lasell during my 60th anniversary. 
Like becoming a great-grandmother, it was 
an end in view and I recall our 55th anni- 



Mrs. F. F. Lamson 

(Lena Josselyn), Secretary 

21 Waterston Rd., Newton 58, Mass. 

In a note from Evelyn Ebert Allen (Mrs. 
Henry H.) she writes, "Thank you for 
your cordial invitation to attend the 55th 
reunion of our class in June. 

"I wish that it were possible for me 
to be at Lasell on this important occasion. 
As one grows older old friends grow 
dearer and it would be a happy reunion 
indeed to meet with classmates of '99. I 
am sorry that I cannot be there and I 
send affectionate greetings to old friends 
who may be there." Mrs. Allen makes her 
home at 580 Park Ave., New York, N. Y. 

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attend the 55th reunion this year also. She 
writes, "I have seen but few of my class- 
mates since my graduation in '99 and it 
would give me great pleasure to attend 
but circumstances prevent my doing so." 
Her address is: 2917 Avenham Ave., 
Roanoke 14, Va. 



1906 

Mrs. Harry Carlo w 

(Edith Anthony), Secretary 

60 Church Green, Taunton, Mass. 



1901 

Sally Ellwood Stevens x-'Ol has moved to 
4265 Ingleside, San Diego 3, Calif. 



1902 

Bessie Fuller Perry, sister of the present 
treasurer of the board of trustees of Suf- 
field Academy in Conn., was commended 
in an article in The Hartford Times last 
spring for her continued interest and loyal 
support of that institution. Mrs. Perry 
graduated from the academy in 1899 when 
it was a coeducational school under the 
name Connecticut Literary Institute, and 
she has now made a generous contribution 
which will be of substantial help in en- 
abling the academy to construct a new 
gymnasium. 



1903 

The only member of the Class of '03 to 
get back to the Alumnae Day this year 
was Helen Merriam Cornell of Cromwell, 
Conn. 



1904 

Jennie Hamilton Eliason was on campus 
for Commencement weekend and all the 
festivities. We were all happy to have at 
least one member present for her 50th 
reunion, but hope when the 55th comes 
around she wilf be joined by many more 
of you. 

Florence Hellman Hirsch x-'04 (Mrs. 
Urban L.) is living at: 1050 Angelo Dr., 
Beverly Hills, Calif. 



1907 



Edna Cones Prior x-'07 wrote the Alum- 
nae Office a very nice note enclosing her 
contribution to the Alumnae Fund and 
wishing Alumnae Inc. great success. She 
says, "I have a very warm spot in my 
heart for Lasell. If I had a daughter I 
would have liked her to go to Lasell. I do 
have two wonderful sons." 

It was very nice to have Helen Gray- 
Porter x-'07 of Old Town, Me., on cam- 
pus for Alumnae Day. 



1908 



Mrs. H. D. Thornburg 

(Lela Goodall), Secretary 

8545 West Knoll Dr., Los Angeles 46, Calif. 

In Memoriam: Florence Nulsen Reinholdt 
x-'08 of St. Louis, Mo. 

Other News: Alumnae Day this year found 
Charlotte Ryder Hall the only '08er on 
campus. 



1909 

We were glad to welcome Louise Funk- 
houser Colegrove, Maria Riker Hume, 
Elizabeth Robinson Breed x-'09 and Flor- 
ence Swartwout Thomassen on campus for 
our 45th Reunion. 

Annie Crowe Collum is now living at 
66 Wilton St., Winnipeg, Manitoba, Can. 

Edna Wald of 1052 S. 28 St., Birming- 
ham, Ala., is planning to attend the Uni- 
versity of Alabama Extension Center, Bir- 
mingham, Ala. Best of luck, Edna ! 



1905 



1910 



Edith Burke Wells x-'05 represented her 
class on Alumnae Day, coming all the way 
from Melbourne, Fla. 



Mrs. George C. Dumas 
(Olive Hates), Secretary 
Box 216, Hanover, Mass. 



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CLASS OF 1909— 45th REUNION 

Left to right: Florence Swartwout Thomassen, Bess Robinson Breed x-'09, 
Charlotte Ryder Hall '08, Louise Funkhouser Colegrove, and Maria Riker Hume. 



Lasell friends extend deepest sympathy 
to Marion Hale Bottomley whose husband, 
Edward P. Bottomley, of Burlington, Vt., 
died suddenly on September 22nd while 
on a business trip to New London, Conn. 
Marion and her sister, Emily Hale Barnett 
'03, were with him at the time of his death. 
The late Laura Hale Gorton Tiger '16 is 
another sister. He is survived also by two 
daughters, Mrs. Lee Whitcomb of Fair- 
field, Conn., and Mary P. Bottomley '42 of 
Burlington, Vt. A memorial service was 
held in St. Paul's Church in Burlington 
where he was a vestryman. Marion's ad- 
dress is: 95 Adams St., Burlington, Vt. 

Reunion Note: June, 1955, is our 45th re- 
union ! Please start now to plan for it so 
we can have a nice group together for the 
big event. 

Other News: The latter part of April, I 
received a letter from Mary Lumbard 
Courtney who was in Miami, Fla. She went 
to Florida in February to be with her son 
and his wife. He was ill and Mary hoped 



to be of help to them. In March she had 
a blood pressure attack and was in Mercy 
Hospital for a month. Her daughter, 
Sausee, was to visit her and by now I am 
sure she is home again. She feels much bet- 
ter but has to be very careful and go slow 
about things. She enclosed a newspaper 
account of the work of the Miami Civil 
Defense Filter Center and Ground Ob- 
server Corps where many volunteers work 
every dav. A picture of the group working 
at the Plane Plotting Board showed our 
Mildred Goodall Fairbanks as one who 
works there regularly. Mildred has worked 
and given three hours each Wednesday for 
several years to this work. Mary had din- 
ner one day with Eleanor Warner Salis- 
bury '11 and her husband. Grace Harvey 
Hall '11 also called on her. 

In the last issue of the Leaves I saw 
where Miss Frances King Dolley (Fac. '08- 
'17) attended a Connecticut Club Luncheon. 
I got her address from the Alumnae Office 
and wrote her. Had the nicest letter from 
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widow and her two daughters at Little 
Acres Rd., Glastonbury, Conn. She closed 
the letter with "warmest greetings to any 
Lasell girls you may contact." Surely we 
who had sewing our senior year remember 
her. I wish she might be able to come to 
Lasell in June, 1955, and see all the 'lOers 
we hope will be celebrating at that time. 

Josephine Woodward Rand received a 
very nice letter from Louise Anita Wilson 
McAvoy x-'lO which you might all like 
to read: "You are very clever in getting up 
your appeals for donations, I enjoy getting 
them. Maybe next year I can plan to get 
back for the June activities — I hope so ! 
I enjoy the Lasell Leaves and any news of 
the girls I used to know. 

"I am well and keep busy and that keeps 
me happy so I guess I am greatly blessed. 
Since Florence Nulsen Reinholdt '08 passed 
on I am not in close contact with any 
Lasell girls. Who are some from this area? 

"I am always interested in any Lasell 
news — my heart is always with them. The 
very best of good luck and good wishes." 
Her address is: Mrs. Fred W. McAvoy, 
317 W. Madison, Kirkwood, Mo. 

1911 



Mrs. R. A. Clemen 
(Margaret Jones), Secretary 
26 Lilac Lane, Princeton, N. J. 

On a trip west this spring, my husband 
and I saw Mildred Snyder Grant '10 in 
New Orleans, had a grand visit with her 
and saw the interesting city with her as 
a guide. We enjoyed meeting her lovely 
daughter who had graduated from S.M.U. 
in Dallas, Tex., and is at home now with 
Mildred. Her eldest daughter is married 
and her son was in Japan with the Navy. 

In California we went to see Edna Mac- 
Donald Sheppard in Santa Ana and while 
our husbands chatted together we had a 
wonderful time getting caught up after 
forty years. Edna looks so well and still 
has her same little chuckle. Their two 
daughters and two sons are all married 
and living quite near them, which seemed 
wonderful to me because our grandchildren 
are in Texas where we stopped on our 
way home to welcome the fourth. 

In Pasadena, we were so glad to see 
again Lillian Buehner Ladd '10-' 11 and her 
beautiful and interesting modern home, de- 
signed and built by her son who is an 
architect. I was sorry that the time was 
too short and I could not get in touch 
with the other Lasell girls there. 

The Alumnae Office received a note 



from Pauline Orcutt Hemenway x-'ll 
along with her contribution. She wrote, 
"Would love to be listed with all the old 
friends. Have not been a good corre- 
spondent but have thought of everyone 
through the years. I have three grown 
children, the youngest one is in Japan 
right now, and I have one grandchild. Re- 
gards to all." 

1912 



Mrs. J. Tracy Colby 

(Clara Parker), Secretary 

8 High St., Goffstown, N. H. 

Marjorie Risser Blackwell visited Lasell 
in June. She has heard from Betty Farnham 
x-'13 who is doing a wonderful job of 
taking care of her 90-year-old mother. 

Marjorie's only child, Gordon, has just 
opened his own studio of electrolysis at 
30 E. 40th St., N. Y., N. Y. She says, "If 
any Lasell 'girl' is in the neighborhood, 
do drop in and introduce yourself. If you 
let me know you are coming, I'll plan to 
be there and we'll have 'tea'." 



1913 

Mrs. A. L. Stirn 

(Mary Fenno), Secretary 

45 East Loop Rd., Dongan Hills 

Staten Island 4, N. Y. 

In Memoriam: Ruth Ketcham Beye, sud- 
denly, on May 27, 1953, in Iowa City, la., 
where she had made her home for some 
time. She is survived by her husband, Dr. 
Howard L. Beye, two sons and four daugh- 
ters. She was a sister of May Ketcham '19- 
'20. 

After an absence of about 40 years, 
Marian Keefer Kreutzes visited Lasell when 
she came to Auburndale to attend the 
wedding of her son to Laura Byington, 
(Fac. 52 — ). Mrs. Kreutzes has two sons 
and two grandsons. Her home is: 48 S. 
Main, Mechanicville, N. Y. 

1914 



Mrs. R. R. Jenks 

(Ruth Thresher,) Secretary 

200 Sand Hill Cove Rd., Nanagansctt, K. I. 

It was good to welcome back four mem- 
bers of the class of 1914 for their 40th 
reunion. They were: Elsie L. Doleman, 



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CLASS OF 1914— 40th REUNION 

Left to right: Helen Rollins Fisher, Mary Quick Dean, Elsie L. Doleman, and 

Ruth Thresher Jenks. 



Brookline, Mass.; Mary Quick Dean, 
Providence, R. I.; Helen Rollins Fisher, 
Rocky River, O.; and Ruth Thresher Jenks, 
Narragansett, R. I. 



1916 



Mrs. R. M. Kimball 

(Mabel Straker), Secretary 

79 Carpenter St., Foxboro, Mass. 



1915 



New Address: Madeline Sheldon Herfurth, 
219 Beech St., Holyoke, Mass. 



Mrs. H. B. Collins 
(Nell Woodward), Secretary 
54 Lincoln St., Manchester, Mass. 

We heard in the spring of a wonderful 
world tour which Myrtle Brix Spangler 
was taking and from which she was not 
due to return until sometime in the sum- 
mer. If she is settled after her return, it 
would be wonderful to hear some of the 
highlights of her trip. 



1917 



Mrs. H. M. Brennan 

(Jessie Shepherd), Secretary 
160 East 48th St., New York, N. Y. 

In Memoriam: Maebelle Hamlin Barby, on 
January 26, 1954, in Canton, Conn. She is 
survived by her husband, Gilbert F. Barby. 



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Other News: Along with her contribution 
to the Alumnae Fund, -Eugenia Skinner 
Shorrock sent her best to all her class. Her 
home address is: 30 Prospect St., Reading, 
Mass. 



1918 



Mrs. R. Willard McCormick 

(Barbara McLellan), Secretary 

9 Chamblet St., Dorchester 22, Mass. 



1919 

Mercie V. Nichols, Secretary 
59 Ripley Rd., Cohasset, Mass. 

Reunion News: Priscilla Alden Wolfe. 
Miriam Bell Bell and I were present for 
our reunion in June. We certainly missed 
all who tried to be with us. Hope you 
have better luck next time. 

Our endeavor to "carry on" was a class 
luncheon at Seller's in Wellesley where 
we enjoyed reading the fine newsy letter 
from Edith Abbott Chapman, and also 
one from Rosenda Cabrera. We were sorry 
she didn't make that plane. At the last 
moment Olive Chase Mayo couldn't come, 
but I really was in luck being able to take 
her supper reservation. It was an especial- 
ly good one, too, at Winslow Hall. Of 
course we three couldn't put on an act for 
1919, but we enjoyed the efforts of the 
others and decided the "oldsters" like 
ourselves did some rather clever stunts. 

Now don't you wish you had been there 
to join the fun? Lasell is really a place to 
see these days. 

So put a mark against June, 1959, as 
a promise to come and see it all, and 
we'll try to make it a gala event! 




Among those at Mid Strain Nutter's 
('17) annual get-together in Pocasset: 
left side, top to bottom, Marion Griffin 
Wolcott '16, Marion Beach Barlow '16 
and Mabel Straker Kimball '16. Right 
side, top to bottom, Mid Strain Nutter 
'17, Gertrude Allen '17, and Helen 
Saunders '17. 



1921 

Mrs. Richard F. Bryant 

(Doris Bissett), Secretary 

130 Reservoir Rd., Wollaston 70, Mass. 

Helen L. Beede, Recorder for Lasell, 
was joined on Alumnae Day by Pauline 
Butler Poore, of Haverhill, Mass. 



1922 



Mrs. George S. Harris 

(Marjorie Lovering), Secretary 

3 Lovering Rd., West Medford 55, Mass. 

Mrs. A. B. Shoemaker 

(Phyllis Rafferty), Assistant 

315 San Juan Rd., Watsonville, Calif. 



1920 



Mrs. S. S. Cline 

(Eleanor Thompson), Secretary 

Amenia, N. Y. 

Marguerite Hardy Chandler of Natick, 
Mass., dropped by on Alumnae Day. 



When Madeline Farmer Ryder x-'15 held 
her annual Silver Tea at her home in 
Waltham on April 28th, those in at- 
tendance missed having Phyllis Rafferty 
Shoemaker there, for she always has been 
there in the past. But, in true fashion, 
she came as near being present as possible, 
for the beautiful roses which made the 
centerpiece were sent by Phyllis from her 
mother's garden, and at 4:30 p.m. she 
telephoned from Watsonville, Calif., and 
talked to all those present at the time. She 



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CLASS OF 1924— 30th REUNION 

Seated, left to right: Edith Hadley McLean, Peg Lonval Epps, Helen W. Robson, 
Helen B. Perry, Jimmie (Marguerite) Murray Keene, Bernice Parker Warren. 
Standing: Clara McGoldrick Ryan, Edith Clendenin Stahl, Billie (Marietta) 
Chase Stedfast, Esther Palmer Dwinell, Dorothy Ballou Collier, and Dorothy 

Barnard. 



wanted to be remembered to all her friends 
and to say she was thinking of them all. 
Esther Sosman '36 of San Diego, Calif., 
sends word that the son of Mildred Mel- 
gaard Rees, of Los Angeles, Calif., is 
running for assemblyman. We know all of 
Mildred's classmates wish him well in 
his chosen field. 

1923 

Adkienne E. Smith, Secretary 
19 Owatonna St., Auburndale, Mass. 

Mrs. W. N. Smith 

(Antoinette Meritt), Assistant 

15 Miles Dr., Quincy, Mass. 

It has occurred to me (Dree) that you 
might like to know who has contributed 
to the Dorothy Merwin Brown Scholarship 
Fund to date. We are exceedingly grateful 
to Mrs. Sarah E. Case (mother of Harriette 



Case Bidwell '22 and Julia Case '32) for 
her generous gift and to Harriette herself 
and Iverna Birdsall Lutze '22 for their gift. 
Incidentally, "Casey" has made two gifts 
and we love her for each. From our class 
we have received contributions from Con- 
nie Colton Avery, without whose inspira- 
tion and wonderful help this fund might 
not have been started, Mary Godard Had- 
ley x-'23, Ruth Hopkins Spooner, Claire 
Parker Everett, Arline Allsop De Hart, 
Jessie Watters, Antoinette Meritt Smith 
and Adrienne E. Smith. We need subscrip- 
tions before the Fund can become as effec- 
tive as is necessary ! Won't you please sit 
down and write a check? It need not be a 
three-figure one, although we'd certainly 
appreciate it, and mail it to me at 19 
Owatonna St., Auburndale, and make it 
payable to the "Dorothy Merwin Brown 
Scholarship Fund." This has nothing what- 
soever to do with our Class Fund (which, 
of course, you all contribute to!), but it 



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will enable some worthy girl to enjoy 
the furthering of her education at Lasell. 

When you send that check, just write a 
bit of news so that we may know how you 
are, and where you are, and what interest- 
ing things you are doing. From time to 
time I'll tell you who the other contribu- 
tors are to this Fund. Thanks a million for 
your anticipated cooperation. 

Classmates of Arline Allsopp De Hart 
will be interested to hear of the marriage 
of her lovely daughter, Suzanne, to Lt. 
Harley Lake, Jr., USAF, May 8, 1954, in 
Orange, N. J. Suzanne is a graduate of 
Westminster College and her husband, 
whose home is in Upper Montclair, N. J., 
attended Lafayette and Davis & Elkins 
colleges. At the time of their marriage he 
was stationed at Dover, Del. 




24'ERS READY FOR THE ALUMNAE 
PARADE 



1924 

Mrs. E. C. M. Stahl 

(Edith Clendenin), Secretary 

2 Lawrence Dr., No. White Plains, N. Y. 

Helen B. Perry, Assistant 
172 Porter St., Melrose 76, Mass. 

June 5, 1954, Auburndale, Mass. Cool and 

cloudy ! 

Dear Classmates : 

June 1924-1954! And our 30th reunion 
has become only another memory. Out- 
only regret is that you could not all have 
been with us 100%! We gathered at "The 
Pillars," Newton Lower Falls, at 12:30 
Saturday, June 5th, for a luncheon meet- 
ing. The following members were present: 
Helen B. Perry, Chairman in charge of 
reservations, Dorothy Ballou Collier, 
Marblehead, Mass., Dorothy Barnard, 
Cambridge, Mass., Marietta Chase Stedfast, 
Boston, Mass., Edith Clendenin Stahl, 
Chappaqua, N. Y., Edith Hadley McLean, 
Arlington, Mass., Margaret Lonval Epps, 
Boston, Mass., Claire McGoldrick Ryan, 
Springfield, Mass., Marguerite Murray 
Keene, Chestnut Hill, Mass., Esther Palm- 
er Dwinell, Belmont, Mass., B e r n i c e 
Parker Warren, Longmeadow, Mass., and 
Helen W. Robson, Philadelphia, Penn. 

Billie Chase Stedfast carried off the 
honors for having the greatest number of 
grandchildren — eight! Billie and Stan 
have sold their lovely home in Waban on 
the edge of the golf course at Brae Burn 
Country Club and taken an apartment at 
137 Marlboro St. in Boston. 

Peg Lonval Epps is co-manager of Gray 
Gables Inn, Buzzards Bay, during the 
summer months. The inn is operated on 



the European Plan and Peg promises a 
special welcome to any and all members 
of the Class of 1924. She brought a bro- 
chure about the inn which was very at- 
tractive and alluring. 

Claire McGoldrick Ryan is now the wife 
of a distinguished eye, ear, nose and 
throat specialist in Springfield. She has 
two grown sons who are both students at 
Holy Cross College in Worcester. 

Bud Parker Warren's daughter, Martha, 
graduated from Mt. Holyoke College and 
is now a member of the faculty in the 
Biology Department at Brown Univer- 
versity in Providence, R. I., at the age of 
22 ! Martha has her M.A. degree. Bud has 
beautiful steel-gray hair and looked as 
young as ever ! 

Dot Ballou Collier is president of the 
North Shore Lasell Club and president 
of the Auxiliary of the Lynn General 
Hospital. Dot's husband has written his 
complete geneology in the past five years 
and Dot did all the typing. 

Jimmie Murray Keene is as petite as 
ever with her same effervescent spirit. Her 
daughter, Nancy, has a little girl and is 
momentarily awaiting the arrival of an- 
other baby. 

Helen Robson is doing secretarial work 
for a wholesale tobacco company in Phila- 
delphia, where she has been for 18 years. 

Edith Clendenin Stahl had her daugh- 
ter, Barbara, with her. Her husband and 
son are presently on vacation in Europe. 
Edith and her husband have recently sold 
the big castle-type house in Chappaqua, 
originally owned by Horace Greeley. They 
plan to move to a small apartment for the 
next year and a half when Mr. Stahl will 
be due to retire, at which time they ex- 
pect to move to Virginia. 

Esther Palmer Dwinell was the life of 
the party. She lives in Belmont — is active 



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in church affairs, etc. She wrote the words 
of a song for us to sing to the tune of 
"Auld Lang Syne": 
"Altho we've lost our girlish looks 

And weigh a trifle more, 
Tonight we're just as young in heart 

As we were in '24. 
"Yes, we were seniors long ago 

But memory serves us well 
Of teachers, friends and happy times 

We enjoyed here at Lasell. 
"We've worked at jobs; established homes, 

Some have raised both girls and boys. 
We've had our share of ups and downs, 

Known deep sorrow and great joys. 
"Yes! We're the girls of '24. 

We have learned life's lessons well, 
And we're happy, after 30 years 

To be back at dear Lasell!" 

Helen Perry deserves credit for the hats 
which we wore in the Alumnae Parade. 
Made of red crepe paper with green trim, 
in the shape of a red rose (our class 
flower). Had they been designed by Lily 
Dache they would not have created more 
of a sensation. They were colorful and 
clever ! 

Dorothy Barnard is still in charge of the 
employees cafeteria at Container Corp. in 
Medford, Mass., and is living in Cam- 
bridge. She has recently been made 
treasurer of the Cambridge Quota Club, a 
service club for women like Rotary and 
Kiwanis for men. 

Edith Hadley McLean works for the 
City Hall in Belmont and has her daugh- 
ter living at home with her, which makes 
her very happy. 

Helen Perry shared the many messages 
sent in by members who were unable to 
be with us and they were read and en- 
joyed by all! 

It was a very successful reunion and we 
came home with mingled feelings of nos- 
talgia and renewed loyalty. Let's start now 
planning our 35th in 1959! 

Married: The Alumnae Office has just 
learned that Martha Pindar, whom our 
records showed living in Middleburg, 
N. Y., is Mrs. Henry Bowen and for 35 
years has made her home in Stanhope, 
N. J., where her husband is a minister. 
Any help you girls can give us in keeping 
our records up to date will certainly be 
appreciated. 

Doris Woodruff Hill to Mr. H. C. King. 
Her address is still : O'Dell Hotel, Mineral 
Falls, Tex. 

Other News: We are wondering if any of 
you saw the picture of Elizabeth Anderson 
Hanna in the paper last spring? Mr. Hanna 
is General Electric's manager of broad- 



casting. Elizabeth was pictured with 
Mayor Archibald E. Wemple and Actor 
Ronald Reagan as the mayor conferred the 
honorary title of Schenectady Patroon on 
the movie star at a dinner welcoming him 
to Schenectady. She is head of Volunteer 
Services for the local Chapter of the Red 
Cross and both she and her husband are 
very active in civic affairs. 

1925 



Estelle L. Jenney, Secretary 
10 Dana St., Cambridge, Mass. 

Mrs. H. B. Hills 

(Martha Wilcox), Assistant 

12 Bertrand Rd., Auburndale, Mass. 

Your Class Secretary was the only '25er 
on campus for Alumnae Day. Let us all 
start planning now for our big 30th re- 
union in June of 1955. It's not too soon. 

Emma Smith Quereau x-'25 (Mrs. B. F.) 
has moved to: 1009 Castillo, Belen, N 
Mex. 

1926 



Mrs. Elmer J. Bloom 
(Mariesta Howland), Secretary 
307 Crestwood Dr., Peoria, 111. 

Hail! my lazy (letterwise!) '26ers. At 
least, what I called my Faithful Half-Dozen 
has been expanded by one more. Just as 
the announcement of the Leaves dead- 
line arrived, a delightful, newsy letter 
came from "Steve" (Elinor Stevens Stock- 
man) who is still residing at 7 Parkview 
Dr., Millburn, N. J., reporting on two 
"lost" Doves. Steve writes: "After years 
and years of silence, I at last have heard 
from Em Wiedenmayer Wallace ! I met 
Em's sister-in-law and she told me that 
Em was still living on her farm (The 
Knoll) in Venetia, Penn., and was a bit 
lonesome now that her two sons are grown 
and away from home. I wrote Em, and this 
reply, in part, came by return mail, 'I 
recognized your writing immediately and 
was your letter a nice surprise! You should 
see me now with the added middle-age 
weight that I have put on the last couple 
of years since I haven't been horseback 
riding. We no longer have horses, but my 
bum back prohibits strenuous athletics 
anyway. I still have my saddle and bridle 
and faint hopes that some day I'll get a 
nice old walking horse and enjoy my be- 
Joved sport again. 

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(23) is in Cedar Rapids, la., working in 
WMT-TV station as art director. He was 
graduated last June from the Univ. of 
Iowa. Dick, who is 21, is at the Univ. of 
Kansas. My boys seem to like the West. 
We had planned to sell the big house after 
the boys went to college, but it is so 
lovely out here in the country that Bob 
and I would not easily adjust ourselves 
to living in the suburbs once again.' " 

Steve also adds : "My other bit of news 
concerns Mabel Michell Pyott x-'26, who 
has been living in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., for 
the past several months. Her mother, who 
also lived in the South, passed away re- 
cently after a long illness. Mabel and her 
father came north — near Poughkeepsie, 
N. Y. — for the interment. While they 
were visiting relatives there, I drove up to 
see Mabel. It was good to see her after 
eight long years. She has attended several 
meetings of the Miami Lasell Club and 
enjoyed them very much. Before we left, 
she made me promise to spend some time 
in her guest house at 1514 N. E. Sixth Ct, 
Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. 

"With my husband making plans to at- 
tend his college reunion next June, my 
daughter (age 13) is trying to make me 
promise to take her to Auburndale in 
1956! However, she has been Lasell- 
minded for so long, that I am sure I'll have 
to show her the campus even before then." 
Thanks, Steve, for so sprightly a letter! 

Anita Krakauer Doerr also spins me a 
brief tale in her graceful Spanish, oc- 
casionally. In June she and her Philip were 
en route from their home in Torreon, 
Mexico, to Pasadena to visit Philip's 
parents and thence to Sonora on business. 
"Nitze's" sister, "Bertita" '24, and her 
husband have moved to Haiti and the 
Ryan children will enter American 
schools — "Haps," the University of Colo- 
rado; and Margie, Ashley Hall in Charles- 
ton. 

"Andy" (Anderson) Gage and her Dan 
spent July on a motor tour to Reno, Ore., 
(their old stamping-ground when Dan was 
a prof, at the state university) and Wash- 
ington, dropping their 13-year-old Linda 
at a camp at Lake Tahoe. 

And those of you who recall my beloved 
junior-year roommate, Lolita Del Pino 
(H.S. *24-'25), will be shocked and sympa- 
thetic to learn that she is recovering from 
a most tragic blow. In May I received a 
letter from Herrandura, Pinar del Rio, 
where she and her aunt were recovering 
from their bereavement before returning to 
Havana, in which she described the al- 
most incredible tragedy which robbed her 
of her uncle and guardian, dear Tio Toni, 



whom I met in Cuba in '36 and '37. In 
visiting his properties in Camaguey — a 
province close to Havana — he was shot 
and killed by a fanatic individual who 
had a fancied business grievance. 

I know all of you would like to hear 
some news of "Rothie" (Madeleine Roth 
White) but her two busy and charming 
sons seem to keep her so preoccupied with 
their social life that we manage only to 
"visit" by phone. Curt is doing special 
summer work at the Univ. of Illinois but 
brings home young fry on weekends. Billy 
(just out of Lake Forest Academy and 
about to enter Westminster College in 
Missouri) is a gregarious guy, too, and has 
Mamma staging lawn parties for 93 young- 
sters at a time! (It's a good thing Rothie 
and Herb have a tremendous, sloping 
green back-lawn at White Haven, for house 
and porch would certainly spill over!) 
However, Rothie and Herb did get away 
for a southern motor tour in earlv spring, 
saw Mary Freeman Wisdom in New Or- 
leans, and in Florida learned from Philip 
Bridger that Phyllis Bridger Leathers still 
manages the family hostelry, the Hotel 
Nonantum in Kennebunkport, Me., in her 
usual efficient fashion; Phyl inherited her 
Dad's genius for that career. 

I'll wind up with a bulletin from the 
Bloom household: Since my news often 
seems like a serial story, I won't keep you 
waiting for the next instalment. Our wom- 
an candidate for School Board did win, 
against powerful opposition, with an 
avalanche vote of two-to-one, and on a 
shoestring, for our Citizens For Better 
Schools spent only $250 on the campaign! 
Far and beyond any feeling of personal vic- 
tory, after my weeks of work figuring "an- 
gles," my biggest thrill over this is the fact 
that the American people still rise up at the 
ballot box and speak firmly! That is our 
most encouraging sign in this troublesome 
era we live in. Despite "politicking," I 
finally got my lecture whipped into shape 
and journeyed over into Indiana to deliver 
it, coming back to Chicago to see some 
plays and relax at the Hotel Bismarck. 
And, of course, by May we were busy plan- 
ning two trips up to Lake Forest to stay 
at the Deerpath Inn and attend wind-ups 
at Ferry Hall, plus collecting Maris' 
year-long accumulation and re-installing 
her at home here. We were pleased with 
her record at boarding school, since it 
was outstanding for a "Frosh." She was 
unanimously elected President of her Class 
for the coming year, was Queen's Attend- 
ant at the May fete, and at Commencement 
was honored as third highest in academic 
achievement in the entire school. 



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This season we're trying an Illinois 
summer for the first time in a dozen 
years! Neither child wished to go to camp 
and although I (and they!) love every 
moment at the beloved cottage on Light- 
house Point, Scituate Harbor, Mass., we 
decided to "skip a summer." We plan to 
take a family trip of some sort in late 
July and August in order to sample other 
resort life and do some fishing and horse- 
back riding. I did take a plane East early 
in June to see sick relatives, arrange for 
cottage repairs, and spend two weeks at 
Scituate for a gulp of salt air and some 
ocean swims. In my absence Maris (quite 
a regime for a 14-year-old in the summer 
heat!) launched forth on an intensive typ- 
ing course for three hours daily at a busi- 
ness college here, plus some piano coach- 
ing, and Peb hied himself to the Yacht 
Club pool to train for the swimming team. 
We all are enjoying the Yacht Club and 
the cool breezes on the river at the mo- 
ment. 

While I was in Scituate and Boston (I 
spent two days at the Statler, so I could 
"catch" Dotty "Shu" Schumaker on the 
wing!). I did have one good pow-wow 
with "Shu." Her executive job with the 
American Board for Foreign Missions at 
Congregational House keeps her so ter- 
rifically busy that she could not join me 
at Scituate and I had to squeeze in a meet- 
ing with her just as she was off to New 
Haven for the tremendous Congregational 
Meeting where executives of the world- 
wide church were converging. She was 
hunting a new and larger apartment and 
dashing often to New Hampshire to see 
her invalided mother. 

Now how about expanding the list of 
Half-Dozen to Dozen, my Fond Frands? 



Other News: In May the Boston Herald 
carried a picture of five very happy look- 
ing young ladies from Winchester, Mass. 
They were members of the EN KA Society, 
who were planning the 20th annual street 
fair to be held on the town hall grounds.. 
The one in the picture who would interest 
'26ers the most was none other than 
Dorothy Aseltine Wadsworth looking as 
though street fairs were no work at all 
but just loads of fun! 

Dorothy Messenger Heath and her hus- 
band have just bought three acres of land 
at 75 Livingston Rd., Wellesley, Mass., 
and are building a beautiful new home. 
They have a son, Geoffrey, who is going to 
Colgate University. Daughter Diane '49 
has two children and is living in Duxbury, 
-Mass. 



1927 

Mrs. David Rosen 
(Rosalie Brightman), Secretary 
8 Still St., Brookline 46, Mass. 



I have just learned with sadness of the 
loss of Sylvia Chandler Hooker's father 
and extend deepest sympathy from the 
Class. 

A letter from Minerva Damon Ludewig 
tells of her happiness and Joe's in his 
University work, which, while stimulating 
and challenging, still affords nice leave 
for their favorite hobby — travel. Also, 
"I am still very keen about the golf game, 
only play five or six days a week during 
the season. Some day it is our ambition to 
live in a place with a golf course on one 
side and 'big water' on the other side for 
our sail-boat." Does sound wonderful. 

Carolyn Duncan Long has left these 
parts and moved to Evanston, 111., at 1639 
Hinman Ave. She seems very happy in her 
new home and has all our good wishes for 
continued happiness. 

Like many New Englanders, Esther 
Josselyn has considerable hurricane damage, 
which included a demolished garage 
caused by a falling tree. 

It was so heartwarming to receive so 
many messages of comfort after the loss 
of my dear father and I am deeply grate- 
ful. 

David and I just returned from a perfect- 
ly gorgeous trip to Banff and Lake Louise. 
We flew both ways, stopping at Calgary 
one way and at Montreal the other. Al- 
though it was a long flight — almost 5,000 
miles — we felt greatly repaid by the great 
beauty which is almost indescribable. We 
fished in the most beautiful lakes at the 
foot of the giant mountains, swam in the 
heated pools while looking up at the 
snow-capped mountains. We took a snow- 
mobile to the Columbia Ice Fields, largest 
in North America, where the crevasses 
were 80 to 90 feet deep in the 130-square- 
mile glacier. We took the highest (they 
say) chairlift in the world, which revealed 
a panoramic view — just breathtaking (in 
every way!). These, and many other in- 
teresting experiences, made our trip mem- 
orable and a very different kind of vaca- 
tion. 

What is the news of you and your fami- 
lies? Do drop a note and share with us 
your joys, and, although we hope you 
haven't any, your sorrows. We're all 
interested in your lives and doings, so 
WRITE and send snaps of yourselves and 
your offspring. 



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New Address: Madalyn Patten Hoberg 
(Mrs. Ingemar E.), 50 Chumasero Dr., San 
Francisco 27, Calif. 



1928 

Lillian G. Bethel, Secretary 
Waltham Hospital, Waltham, Mass. 

Though it wasn't their reunion year, it 
was good to have two '28ers on campus for 
Alumnae Day: Phoebe Dotten Low of 
Winchester, Mass., and Helen Tracy Shaw 
all the way from Charlotte, N. Car. 

Helen Masters Phelan x-'28 (Mrs. Clif- 
ton W.) is now living at: 8162 E. Jeffer- 
son. Detroit, Mich. We are all happy to 
learn that her daughter, Carol, is planning 
on entering Lasell in September, 1954. 

Dorothy Jane Smith Henry has a new 
address: 1506 Virginia St., E., Charleston, 
W. Va. 

While visiting friends in Lincoln, Vera 
Studley Warner called at Lasell for the 
first time since 1930. Don't let it be as long 
before you come again, will you, Vera? 

1929 

Mrs. Allan Van De Mark 

(Phyllis Beck), Secretary 
28 Maple St.. Lockport, N. Y. 

Mrs. Wallace S. Woodworth, Jr. 

(Katherine I. Braithwaite), Reunion Chm. 

366 Central St., Auburndale, Mass. 

The Class of '29 held its 25th reunion on 
Saturday, June 5th. We met at the Wel- 
lesley Inn for luncheon, 44 strong, all 
looking gay and festive for the occasion. 
Chatter flew back and forth while we 
caught up on news of each other. We all 
decided we must write more news for the 
Leaves and that we must have everyone 
at reunions. So let's begin ! 

The following list includes the girls who 
attended and a little news about each one, 
as gathered from the questionnaires re- 
ceived or through conversation at reunion : 

Leora Adams Neal, better known as 
"Tiny," keeps "very busy" with her two 
young children and substitute school teach- 
ing. 

Margaret Allen carries on a successful 
business career, and she is her usual jolly 
self. 

Betty Barker Abondalo has three chil- 
dren: Eleanor, born 1936; James, born 
1938; and David, born 1950. Betty is 



looking well and must be very busy with 
her little one. 

Preble Borden Gruchy looked gay and 
spritely after bringing up three boys, 
Douglas, Ronald and Fraser. 

Kay Braithwaite Woodworth, our charm- 
ing and efficient Class Agent, devotes a 
great deal of time to our Class, church and 
school activities, as well as managing a 
busy household including her husband, Bill, 
a devotee of old cars, a darling daughter, 
Sally, eight, and her mother. 

Charlotte Brooks Armstrong has a lovely 
daughter, Dorothy, born 1935. Charlotte 
now has a responsible position in the 
Second National Bank of New Haven. 

Constance Chalmers Harlow, peppy as 
usual. She has taken her daughters, Da- 
maris and Frances, on a lovely trip to New 
York and Washington this spring. She 
lives in a lovely old home in Orono, Me. 

Constance Chase Marchant came all the 
way from Illinois to be with us. Connie's 
daughter, Joan, is now 14. 

Dorothea Clark Johnson: Dot's two 
sons, Alan and Walter, are now 17 and 8, 
respectively. 

Rosamond Cornell Cannon : We have 
been glad to have Ronnie move to Welles- 
ley. Ever exuberant, she is a capable moth- 
er and charming hostess. Marcia, her 
daughter, is now 15, and son Matt is 9V2- 

Emily Crump Ramstetter: It was wonder- 
ful to welcome again our loyal Class Presi- 
dent from Baltimore. Her charming per- 
sonality and soft accent pervaded all. Her 
little Andy is 7 years old. 

Hilda Doyle Armstrong: mother of 
Patricia, age 21, and David, age 12. A 
grandmother, and a youthful one, too ! 
Hilda is active in her Lasell Club. 

Florence Fitch Osborn : A far cry from 
dramatics that she did so well at Lasell. 
Florence is now the Bridge Editor for the 
New York Herald Tribune. She has two 
children: Lucille, age 13; and Harold, age 
11. 

Matilda Franks Kohl x-*29: "Tillie" 
went to kindergarten training in 1930 — 
later married, and has two sons, Ralph and 
Edward, and a daughter, Edith. 

Doris Gardner Bigelow: Doris is a busy 
lady, too, helping her husband in his 
business and keeping track of her daugh- 
ters, Doris, age 21; and Donna, age 10. 

fane Gray: We welcomed Jane again af- 
ter so many years. Her voice is still lovely 
— she sang our Cap and Gown song be- 
fore the luncheon. Jane is one of our 
capable businesswomen. 

Annette Harvey Jensen: The last few 
years have been strenuous ones for Annette, 
but she is still her youthful self. Her two 
sons share a new apartment with her in 



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m$M3M& 



CLASS OF 1929— 25th REUNION 



Front row, left to right: Doris Gardner Bigelow, Preble Borden Gruchy, Tiny 
Adams Neal, Constance Chase Marchant, Marion Simpson Lunt, Irene Murray 
Pettapiece x-'29, Constance Chalmers Harlow, Emily Crump Ramstetter, Julia 
Tiffany Brand, Jane E. Gray, Marjorie Schaller Schoonmaker, and Hilda Doyle 
Armstrong. Second row: Kay Braithwaite Woodworth, Mary Korper Steele 
(behind), Marjorie Churchill Cantor, Dorothea Clark Johnson (behind), Helen 
Ohm Kingsman, Annette Harvey Jensen, Janet Kaufman Robinson, Margaret 
F. Allen, Mary McEvoy Robideau, Clarice Liscomb Dykeman, Teddy Pratt 
Brown, Margaret Wethern, Marguerite Mcllvain Ricker x-'29, Jessie Taylor 
Kellner x-'29, Margaret Ward Swanson, and Ellen Zacharias Cullen. Back row: 
Matilda Franks Kohl x-'29, Zip Daggett Wilson, Betty Barker Abondalo, Harriet 
Hewins Sanderson, Dorothy Hayward Sutherland, Myra Page Haven, Charlotte 
Brooks Armstrong (in front), Maude Williams Gittleson, Dorothy Cole MacRae, 
Verta MacLeod Haines, Barbara Wilson Horton, Ronnie Cornell Cannon, Har- 
riet Holt Bunker, Eleanor C. Humphrey, and Florence Fitch Osborn. 



Newport, R. I. She continues her art work, 
too. 

Dorothy Hayward Sutherland: Dot's 
daughter is now 10 years old — Marcia 
Anne by name. Dot tells us of her great 
interest and ability in music. 

Harriet Holt Buker: Another very ca- 
pable classmate. Harriet has gone far in 
her chosen field of music, first on the West 
Coast and then in Boston. She is another 
youthful grandmother, and last year she 
became the bride of Dr. Harold Buker of 
Lynn, Mass. 



Eleanor Humphrey: Eleanor keeps her 
lovely family home overlooking the waters 
in Tiverton, R. I., but when the spirit 
moves she comes to work in Wellesley, and 
this summer she will be in Hyannis. 

Frances Mann Knight: "Frankie," look- 
ing as pretty as ever, with not a care in 
the world, we're sure! Her son, Richard, 
is 12 years old. 

Mary Korper Steele : Mary has two chil- 
dren: Carol, age 13; and William R., Ill, 
age 9. 

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girl, Debra, has been added to Janet's fami- 
ly since we last saw her. She was born 
January 5, 1953. 

Irene Murray Pettapiece x-'29: Her 
daughter, Joyce, is 22. Irene has been tak- 
ing care of her granddaughter while mother 
and daddy completed their university 
courses. A full time job, we're sure! 

Mary McEvoy Robideau has a son Brian, 
age 14. Mary is active in the Albany La- 
sell Club. We know how important the 
work of the clubs is in building our Col- 
lege Scholarship Fund. 

Helen Ohm Kingsman: Helen, another 
loyal Lasellite, is getting her eldest daugh- 
ter, Barbara, ready to enter her Alma 
Mater in the fall. Perhaps Phyllis, 16, and 
Virginia, 7, will follow in their sister's 
footsteps. 

Alice Pratt Brown: It was good to see 
"Teddy," smart and youthful as ever. She 
has three children, Hayden, 18, William, 
15, and Alice, 9, and she is very active 
in social and community affairs. 

Marjorie Schaller Schoonmaker: Marge 
is in the musical world, too, husband 
Ralph, Superintendent of music for the 
schools in Medford, and she is the ac- 
companist for the Newton Chorus, as well 
as many other community organizations. 
Her daughter, Joan, is a busy teenager. 

Verta MacLeod Haines : Verta has moved 
to Wellesley recently — with her friendly 
nature she is an asset to any community. 
She continues her singing with the New- 
ton Chorus. Her robust young son is 8 
years old. Verta's hobby is decorating 
furniture and metal ware. 

Isabelle Daggett Wilson: Our favorite 
pianist and song leader is in demand at 
reunions. This fine gift she puts to good 
use in community activities in Wellesley. 
The Wilsons are building a new home on 
15 RadcIifTe Rd., Wellesley, to which they 
will move in the fall. "Zip's" daughter,- 
Marilyn, is a younger edition of mother! 

Harriet Hewins Sanderson: Now that 
her sons, George and John, are quite 
grown-up, Harriet takes an active part in 
community activities. She is also a Red 
Cross Gray Lady, serving at the Newton- 
Wellesley Hospital. George is in the Army 
Medical Corps, Paratroop Training, and 
John is attending Babson Institute. 

Marguerite Mcllvain Ricker x-'29: 
Marguerite and her husband manage a large 
hotel in Ocean Park, N. J., during the 
summer. 

Jessie Taylor Kellner x-'29: Jessie has 
brought up a fine family of four children: 
Jean 20, Sue 17, Fred 15, and Nancy 9. Jean 
has been a freshman at Lasell this year. 



Julia Tiffany Brand: Julia wished often 
to return to College for a visit but family 
responsibilities, the care of her parents, 
and a large home have prevented her from 
coming on. So glad to have our V.P. with 
us for the 25th. Julia has two children. 
Margery 16, and Peter 14. 

Marion Simpson Lunt: Another Mainite 
appeared looking very gay and happy — 
having four children must make her that 
way. We understand she still plays violin 
with the Portland Symphony Orchestra. 
She is also very interested in weaving. 

Margaret Ward Swanson: We were glad 
to have Peg with us looking so young and 
pretty. Her daughter Carol is 15, and son 
Bruce, 12. Peg's special interests in her 
community are the PTA and Mother's 
Club. 

Margaret Wethern: Another loyal class- 
mate who has returned to Lasell to teach 
dramatics and speech. Marg. shares her 
car with friends and students travelling 
hither and yon. Almost every summer she 
returns to the University of Wisconsin for 
study and to see as much summer theatre 
as she can. 

Maude Williams Gittleson: Reunion 
wouldn't have been the same without 
Maudie. She lives with her husband in 
White Plains, N. Y., and works as a secre- 
tary for the American Red Cross. 

Barbara Wilson Horton, looking as 
vouthful as ever, came on from Fitch- 
burg, Mass., with her house guests Mary 
Korper Steele, Bettv Barker Abondalo, and 
Marjorie Churchill Cantor. 

Ellen Zacharias Cullen is another recent 
bride. Ellen was married in 1953 to Mr. 
Ben Cullen and lives at 837 Orange Rd., 
Teaneck, N. J. 

Myra Page Haven is now a grandmother 
and is still living at Post Rd., North 
Hampton, N. H. 

Marjorie Churchill Cantor came from 
Ohio to be with us. It was good to see her. 

Clarice Liscomb Dykeman: The life of 
our "party," this jolly down-easter from 
St. John. Wish we could see more of her 
around Lasell. Her little girl is 7 years old. 

Dorothy Cole MacRae: Dot gathered all 
her strength to be with us on June 5th, 
having just recovered from an operation. 
We are so glad our May Queen could be 
among those present. 

The Reunion Committee was also glad 
to have reports from many classmates who 
could not attend: 

Mary Barton Libby: Mary wrote a news) 
account of her life by the sea at Rowayton. 
Conn. The children, Deborah, 7, and Pet< 
12, get full benefit of the water with the 



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'29ers in the Alumnae Parade, who 

later stole the show at the Alumnae 

Supper! 



boat Larry, their father, built. Mary car- 
ries on a part-time job working at home 
and enjoys hobbies of gardening and music. 
She has recently taken up the piano again. 

Phyllis Beck Van De Mark: We were 
sorry Phyllis' plans to attend reunion had 
to be cancelled at the last minute. We all 
missed our gay mother of four, Allen 17, 
Peter 14, Johanna 13, and Dirk 7. 

Frances Boothby Sylvester writes that 
most of her interest and activities are in 
connection with her church in Brookline. 
Her summers are spent in West Scarboro, 
Me. Her daughter, Kathryn, is now 17 
years old. 

Julia Clausen Bowman: Julie wrote us 
a grand letter about herself and her fami- 
ly. Wish we could quote all of it. Oregon 
is a long way from Auburndale but we 
know that Julie would have come if pos- 
sible. The Bowmans are wrapped up in 
their little girl, Patty, who is now 16 
months old. Clyde travels in his business 
through the Northwest, so he is away much 
of the time. Julia is a member of the 
American Association of University Wom- 
en, Portland chapter. 

Phyllis Dunning Wilkerson x-'29: We 
were sorry to hear that Phyllis had been 
ill and couldn't be with us. She reports 
that their son, Byron, who is 20, is in the 
Air Force. I'm sure we all send best wishes 
to him. 

Dorothy Everett Clowes lives in Green- 
wich, Conn. Her daughter Virginia is 21, 
and her son Everett is 19. 

Marion Kingdon Farnum : Marion also 
had to cancel her reservation for Alumnae 
Day. We hope her husband is quite well 
now. We are interested to hear that her 
daughter, Deborah, is entering Lasell in 



the fall. The Farnums moved into a new 
home about a year ago. 

Olive French Whitehead: "Frenchy" was 
disappointed not to be with us. She wrote 
Emily that her two boys were graduating 
June 8th. "The years have been more than 
kind to me and I have been happy and 
busy." She would like news of Adele 
Kimball. 

Elizabeth Gilbert Lyman: Elizabeth is 
married to Dr. A. V. Lyman of N. Y. C. 
Her oldest daughter was married in '52. 
Son John died of polio in 1946 and son 
Victor is now 11 years old. 

Mary Groff Cooper: Mary enclosed a 
picture of her and "one of her twins." 
Let's see the other one, Mary! We under- 
stand you are a career lady, too. These 
bits of news are a teaser. 

Helen Jones Macon x-'29: The Macons 
live in Norfolk and have acquired a 14-ft. 
boat to make the most of the lovely water- 
ways around them. Helen is studying art 
and is active in Red Cross work. 

Sally McKee Cooke: Sally writes, "Guess 
I was too busy the past nine years. Wore 
out my physical self and have been in bed 
since last September. On the mend now." 
She has four children and two grandchil- 
dren, Mike 4 and Ellen 9 months. Best 
wishes, Sally ! 

Madoline Mears Granton x-'29: We 
were glad to hear that Madoline is so hap- 
py in her second marriage. Her three 
daughters are quite grown-up, two are 
working and the youngest is still in high 
school. 

Priscilla Oby Ison: Pris gained notorie- 
ty by being married on June 5, 1954! Her 
new name is Mrs. Edward Powell Ison. 
We hope to have her new address soon. 
All good luck to the Isons. 

Barbara Peirce Gove : As with all the 
"gals" who could not attend, Barbara 
sent her best wishes to everybody. Bar- 
bara's daughter, Beverly, is 13. 

Marion Roberts Dyer: Marion reports 
that she is teaching commercial courses at 
Sherman High School, where her husband 
is principal. Their own commencement 
activities prevented Marion from attend- 
ing reunion. The Dyers live in Sherman 
Mills, Me. 

Ruth Rowbotham Strickland: Ruth has 
a b'usy time keeping up with her two 
teen-agers, Robie, who is at Randolph- 
Macon College, and Freeman, a sophomore 
at high school. Added to that are her 
numerous social and community activities 
which she never neglects. How do you do 
it, Ruthie? 

Eleanor Schrade Peay: We'd like to hear 
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dren, Robert, 13; Susan, 11; and Eleanor, 5. 

Dorothy M. Siller "regrets that she can- 
not be with us for reunion as she is plan- 
ning a trip to Europe this summer." 
Sounds like good fun, Dot. 

Jeannette Smith Orne: Sorry the recap 
of Jean's fine letter must be brief. We 
found all of it so interesting. Daughter 
Judith is now a junior at Colby College 
and Pete is a freshman at Bowdoin Col- 
lege. "Art," her husband, is with Dupont 
Co. of Wilmington. Now that her chil- 
dren are in college, Jean devotes most of 
her time to charity work, junior member 
of the Board of Delaware Hospital and 
President of the Board of a home for sick 
and elderly ladies. Cheers to you, Jean, 
for putting your home science training to 
such good use. 

Rosalie Starkweather Trussell reports 
" — despite thorough training as a costume 
designer, I'm reporting for the daily paper 
that covers this end of the state. My tall 
Texan husband and I are building our home 
with our own hands. It's a far cry from 
designing exclusive gowns, but much more 
soul-satisfying!" Good luck, Rosalie. 

Mary Thomas Neal writes from Paris, 
111., wishing that she could have attended 
reunion. She enclosed snaps of her hus- 
ban, Don, "who is a farmer, as all my 
family have been for generations. My only 
son, Tom, received his B.S. in agriculture 
from Purdue in '53." Hope to see you next 
June when you come east. 

Louise Thompson Rondelli : We are sor- 
ry this recent bride (1953) had to cancel 
her reservation. Better luck in 1959, 
Louise. 

Betty Wells Tuttle: We all missed our 
jovial classmate at reunion. A telegram 
received at the luncheon brought her a 
little nearer than Ft. Pierce, Fla. Betty's 
father died this winter so she came north 
at that time. The Tuttles manage a camera, 
shop in Ft. Pierce, so drop in to see 
them sometime. 

Marjorie Billings was sent a greeting 
from all who attended the luncheon. She 
is still at the Massachusetts General Hos- 
pital. We know she would love hearing 
from any of you. 

Various activities prevented several girls 
from coming: Edna Bickford Rand, Eliza- 
beth Creelman Mize, Ruth McGovern Gal- 
livan. 

"Now hear this!" Keep in mind June '59! 

Other News: Jean Ayr Baker (Mrs. Paul 
S.) writes, "We moved here from Dallas 
a year ago Labor Day. All of us are really 
enjoying being on the water again. Both 
children are in high school now and love 




Some of the '29ers at the breakfast 

given Sunday morning by Kay Braith- 

waite Woodworth and Margaret Weth. 

ern. 

it. Tried to make our 25th but due to ill- 
ness was unable to get there." Her ad- 
dress is 19 Heckscher Dr., Huntington, 
L. I., N. Y. She had a nice visit with Mary 
Korper Steele in Hartford, Conn., this 
summer, and then she was able to get to 
Massachusetts General Hospital to visit 
Midge Billings, Jean's roommate. 

Alice Fearnley x-'29 is now Mrs. Charles 
M. Bowman and lives at 362 Spring St., 
Newport, R. I. 

Eleanor Pitcher Hansen and her husband, 
Ralph, have found that their fun-loving 
inventions have finally turned a profit for 
them. It's a new game, developed through 
years of parties, called "Fact and Fantasy." 
It caught on at their many parties, and 
finally somebody talked them into making 
a commercial venture of it. Outside of 
their joint efforts at party life, Eleanor col- 
lects scrimshaw, shaving mugs and old 
cookbooks, especially those printed before 
1860. "Otherwise, there would be too 
many," she says. Her interest in things 
culinary stems back to her undergraduate 
days at Lasell. Her husband, Ralph, is 
marketing manager for Monsanto Chemical 
Company with an office in Springfield. 
Both the Hansens take their work and 
play seriously. They have fun at parties, 
but are keeping an eye out for another 
"Fact and Fantasy," which is beginning to 
catch on rapidly through the southern New 
England area. 

1930 

Mrs. Rf.ginald W. Holt 

(Helen Roberts), Secretary 

101 Hope St., Stamford, Conn. 

Married: Katherine MacLean to Gordon 
W. Hall on May 1, 1954. Katherine's new 
address is: 50 Forest Ave., Chicago Heights, 
111. 

Other News: Charlotte Sherman Weiss 
(Mrs. Donald F.) has returned from Hono- 



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lulu, Hawaii, and her new mailing address 
is: c/o Industrial National Bank, New- 
port, R. I. 

1931 

Mrs. H. S. Monroe 

(Karin Eliasson), Secretary 

4800 Chevy Chase Blvd., Chevy Chase, Md. 



1932 

Mrs. H. R. Macy 

(Katharine Hartman), Secretary 

Cold Spring Harbor, N. Y. 

Natalie E. Park, Assistant 
73 Goden St., Belmont, Mass. 

The Boston Sunday Herald, May 23, 
1954, announced that a book of student 
poems entitled "Five New Poets" and pub- 
lished by the Tufts College Press provides 
documentary proof that Tufts College un- 
dergraduates haven't lost interest in poet- 
ry. The Class of 1932 will be particularly 
interested in learning that one of the poets 
is none other than Richard McGrath '55 
of Lynn, son of Gertrude Dupuis McGrath. 
Richard is a biology major who, while 
planning to do biological research as his 
life work, is also interested in painting 
and sculpture as well as verse. He was 
instrumental in bringing about publica- 
tion of Tufts' first book of undergradu- 
ate poems. Our most hearty congratula- 
tions to you for having such a very talent- 
ed son, Gertrude. 



1933 

Mrs. E. M. Clark 

(Ruth Stafford), Secretary 

174 Mayflower St., W. Hartford, Conn. 

Mrs. E. H. Place, Jr. 

(Barbara Edmands), Assistant 

27 Hancock Hill Dr., Worcester, Mass. 

The Class of 1933 extends deep sympathy 
to Anne Davidson Muir x-'33 on the death 
of her mother, Mrs. William J. Davidson, 
of 99 Aspen Ave., Auburndale, Mass., in 
April, 1954. 

Word comes from Jean Murphy Aneda 
(Mrs. Joseph R., Jr.). She writes, "We 
spent the winter 'up north' this year. Our 
first in seven years and we really enjoyed 
the snow. Joan, 11, didn't remember it 



and Judy, 7, had never seen it. We ex- 
pect to stay here in Delaware a few more 
years before going back to Miami Springs." 
Jean's address is: 2 S. Kingston Rd., Brook- 
side Park, Newark, Del. 



1934 

Mrs. R. A. Massey 

(Roberta Davis), Secretary 

975 Mohegan, Birmingham, Mich. 

Mrs. Robert T. Degree 

(Ada May Bartlett), Assistant 

172 Coburn Ave., Worcester 4, Mass. 

Reunion News: On June 5th eleven mem- 
bers of our class met at Winslow Hall for 
our 20th reunion. In spite of the small 
group, we soon had the rafters ringing 
with our gay greetings and chatter. Miss 
"Mac," looking as youthful as she did in 
our school days, joined us. She quickly 
brought us up-to-date on Lasell doings 
and took us on a tour of The Barn and 
Woodland Hall. It was in Woodland that 
we ran into the twelfth member of our 
class — Gwen Murray Larsen. Gwen was 
busy helping her daughter, Joan, pack. 
Joan has just completed her first year at 
Lasell. It was nice seeing you, Gwen. We 
were all sorry you couldn't join us for 
lunch. As we left Woodland, hunger over- 
took us. We piled into our cars and head- 
ed for Simpson House in Newton Centre, 
a delightful place recommended to us by 
Miss "Mac." 

Lucina Cummings Carr was first to ar- 
rive at Lasell. She lives in Burlington, 
Vt., and this was her second recent 
trip to Boston. In May she came down 
to attend Lasell Night at Pops. Lucina 
has two nice boys. Wendell will start 
high school this fall and Rodney will be 
an eager first-grader. 

Jean Gilbert Carley and Al Johnson 
Hellman appeared together. Jean is mama 
to a son and a daughter. Al has a teen-age 
son. She is a working girl, but just where 
escapes me. 

Edith Downey, Carol Morehouse Jones 
and Mabelle Hickcox Camp motored up 
from Connecticut together. Edith has an 
exciting summer planned. She is flying to 
Europe in July for a five-week tour. Ma- 
belle has an eight-year-old daughter and 
Carol keeps busy with her two daughters 
and small son. The three of them stayed 
over to attend the Alumnae Supper and 
Class Night. 

Betty Maitland Dunn came from New 
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CLASS OF 1934— 20th REUNION 

Front row, left to right: Helen Gibbs Studley, Edith Downey, Kay Maxwell 
McCray, Ada May Bartlett Degree, and Lucina Cummings Carr. Back row: Jean 
Gilbert Carley, Marion McAuliffe Lantery, Betty Maitland Dunn, Alcyone John- 
son Hellmann, Carol Morehouse Jones, and Mabelle Hickcox Camp. 



home in Thompson, Conn., and continued 
her trip to Lasell the next day accompanied 
by her mother and her daughter. We had 
a glimpse of her sweet little three-year- 
old before she was whisked away by her 
grandmother. Betty's second child is due 
in September. 

Marion McAuliffe Lantery drove over 
from Wollaston to join us. She and her 
husband have recently purchased her fam- 
ily home where they are now living with 
their four youngsters. 

Helen Gibbs Studley had to leave us be- 
fore lunch. Her mother has been ill and 
she was going to the hospital to visit her. 
Helen's children are quite grown up. She 
has a boy who is 17 and a girl who is 15. 
We viewed them a la snapshot, as we did 
the children of all present. We've done 
well! A finer bunch of offspring has never 
been seen ! 

Our real surprise I have kept for the 
last — Kay Maxwell McCray, and all the 



way from Spokane, Wash. Kay, her hus- 
band, three sons and a daughter came east 
for their vacation. 

I almost forgot myself, Reda Bartlett 
Degree. My life is a busy one with a hus- 
band and three sons, 14, 11 and 6, to keep 
well and happy. Our home is still in Wor- 
cester although we contemplate a move to 
Connecticut within the next year. 

Beepy Blaisdell White had hoped to be 
with us but was unable to make it. Beepy 
lives in Augusta, Me. Last year she and 
her family moved into a newly-acquired 
home. She has two children, a son, Ste- 
phen, and a daughter, Cynthia. 

Dee Richardson Smith was kept at home 
by ill health. Hope you are well by now, 
Dec. Her fourteen-year-old daughter, Mc- 
linda, is a lovely young lady. She will be 
entering high school this fall. 

Dotty Secord Garon had an ailing child 
so at the last minute found she couldn't 
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Ginny Collins Lorentzen is dietitian at 
the Kenmore Hotel. Her duties prevented 
her attending. 

Midge Jones Hopkins sent her regrets, 
but hopes she makes it next time. As she 
said, "My family and life with three chil- 
dren take most of my time." Midge, we 
sure know how it is ! 

Carolyn Scott Amidon was busy helping 
her sister with wedding plans. 'Thirty- 
four wishes your sister much luck and hap- 
piness. 

Barbara Dean Faulkner and her family 
are now living in California: 1247 South 
K St., Oxnard. Come back east and join 
us next time, and on your way stop in 
Pasadena for Betty Cook Kalbach. 

Eleanor Young Antoun had no one with 
whom to leave her children so had to dis- 
appoint us. Eleanor, however, had a 
glimpse of Lasell while on a trip last sum- 
mer. 

Dell Masterjohn reports she is still liv- 
ing in Haverstraw, N. Y., and works for 
John Mansville in New York City. 

Our reunion was wholly delightful. It 
is such fun renewing old friendships and 
recalling past days. Do make an effort to 
attend our 25th. You'll find it more than 
worth your while. Just ask any of us who 
attended this, our 20th. 

Born: To Celia Kinsley Percival, a son, 
Stephen Michael, on July 2, 1954, weighing 
8 lbs. 12 02. Celia has a son, James, now 
seven and a daughter, Susan, who is nearly 
three. They are living at: 850 N. Butler 
Ave., Indianapolis, Ind. 

New Address: Gail Gordon Johnson 
(Mrs. Richard E.), 606 Corwin Ave., Glen- 
dale, Calif. She wrote the Alumnae Office 
the following: "Received your card from 
Lasell and the above is right at the present 
time. In February we sold our home in 
Massachusetts, bought a new 26-foot trail- 
er and started out here with our three 
children. Myles, our seven-year-old, 
hopped into our car as we started and 
said, 'I can't believe it. I just can't believe 
it.' Our typewriter fell off the trailer 
counter on the way out and got smashed. 
We have just gotten it back and as you can 
see I am rusty on the typing. We stopped 
at different places on the way out to visit 
friends and the trip took about three weeks. 
We stayed out here in a trailer park with 
orange trees in our yard and a swimming 
pool in the park which they were using in 
March. After Dick knew what he was 
going to do for work, we looked for an 



apartment and here we are. We are go- 
ing to keep the trailer for vacations." Gail 
inquired about the Lasell Club in that area 
and we are sure she would love to have 
any Lasell girl living nearby look her up. 



1935 



Mrs. Barbara K. Haskins 

(Barbara King), Secretary 

111 Wilcox Ave., Meriden, Conn. 



Mrs. Barbara H. Brewer 

(Barbara Ordway), Assistant 

Lasell Junior College, Auburndale, Mass. 



Special Note to '35ers from Cindy: "The 
listing in the special issue of the Leaves 
that came recently (in August) just 
amazed me when I saw how few of '35 
actually contributed even $1 for the pro- 
gressive building program going on at 
Lasell. You may quote me as saying, 'I'm 
most disappointed.' The enthusiastic spirit 
each one had while at Lasell, a class work- 
ing together completely, each individual 
having such loyalty and interest, then to 
neglect to do their part, to contribute in 
some small little way — plain thoughtless, 
getting old and stuffy ! ! 

"Time goes too fast. Our 20th reunion 
in June! I have gone through issues of the 
'News' of 1934-35 and plan to bring them 
up in June. It will amaze lots of the girls. 
To all of '35, a push!!" 

So, '35ers, Cindy is calling! Now is the 
time! Let's show that spirit! 

Other News: A letter received from Kay 
Argersinger Scheirer x-'35 (Mrs. Walter 
B.) from Storrs, Conn., reads, "Just a note 
to let you know where we have moved to. 
Since April 1st, Walter has been teaching 
in the Music Department at the University 
of Connecticut. It may be a temporary posi- 
tion as he is taking the place of a professor 
who has gone to New Zealand. But at 
least we are here and loving it. We have 
rented the professor's house, which is an 
old farmhouse going back at least as far 
as 1729." 

In May a Schenectady newspaper an- 
nounced that Doris Jones Hayes and her 
husband, Hubert, would give a public mu- 
sical evening in the East Glenville Church. 
Mr. Hayes is choir director and Doris is 
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1936 

Mrs. H. F. Cate, Jr. 

(Carolyn Young), Secretary 
130 Temple St., West Newton 65, Mass. 

In April, Esso Sosman had a two-weeks' 
vacation, and flew back to home territory. 
En route she visited Marjorie Bassett Mac- 
Millan in Chicago, stayed in Auburndale 
for a couple of days and renewed old ac- 
quaintances at Lasell, then visited Ilene 
Derick Whelpley '41 in Sudbury, Gerry 
Andrews in Wollaston, then went home to 
see her folks and relatives, and stopped 
in Washington, D. C, to call on Marjorie 
Stuart Olds and family before returning 
to San Diego. Esso seems to enjoy the 
West Coast thoroughly and has no idea 
of leaving it. She brought with her some 
lovely pictures of Peg Jones Howry's ('38) 
children and their home. 

New Addresses: Hildegarde Baxter Perkins 
(Mrs. Raymond E.), Mara Beach, Longboat 
Key, Sarasota, Fla. 

Mary Bradley Brixner (Mrs. George E. 
Jr.), Bauer PI., Westport, Conn. 



1937 

Mrs. Charles A. Higgins, Jr. 

( Louise Tardivel ) , Secretary 

89 Woodland Rd., Auburndale, Mass. 

New Addresses: Marjorie Gilbert Wiggin 
(Mrs. Frederick A.), 4410 54th Ave., N. E., 
Seattle, Wash. 

Florence Stetson Pipes (Mrs. Louis A.), 
2918 Fourth St., Santa Monica, Calif. Flor- 
ence has two sons, Gerald, nine years of 
age, and Harold, 20 months old. 

1938 

Mrs. R. R. Peters 

(Virginia Wilhelm), Secretary 

2316 Dixwell Ave., Hamden, Conn. 



Mrs. W. A. Pentheny, Jr. 

(Mildred Birchard), Assistant 

Dwight Rd. s Holly Hill 

Marshfield, Mass. 



The Class of 1938 extends deep sym- 
athy to Virginia Wilhelm Peters whose 
husband, Robert, died suddenly from a 
heart condition, on June 21, 1954. Vir- 
ginia has two children, a daughter nearly 



nine years old and a son five years old. 
Her address is: 2316 Dixwell Ave., Ham- 
den, Conn. 

Born: To Virginia Amesbury Stone, a 
daughter, Susan Amesbury, in May 1954. 

To Myrtle Sylvester Ensor, a third girl, 
Susan Anne, on July 10, 1954. 

Other News: M. Adele Brown has joined 
the staff at the American Consulate in 
Haifa, Israel, as a secretary. She expects 
to be there for two years and should have 
many interesting things to write her class- 
mates. The trip over by ship, train and 
plane sounds exciting enough to be a 
starter. 

New Addresses: Ethel Kline Levine x-'38 
(Mrs. Henry), 463 S. Bedford Dr., Bev- 
erly Hills, Calif. 

Kathryn McDonough Ulrich (Mrs. Wyl- 
lis G.) visited Lasell in July, 1954, for the 
first time since 1938. Her address is: 1071 
Abbieshire, Lakewood, O. 

Dorothy Scott Blanchard x-'38 (Mrs. 
Paul W.) is living on Webster Rd., Co- 
lonial Acres, West Yarmouth, Mass. Her 
mailing address is: Box 744, Hyannis, 
Mass. She writes she would love to see 
any Lasell girls who live in that area. 

1939 

Mrs. E. H. Harrington 

(Louisa Clark), Secretary 

399 Lexington St., Waltham, Mass. 

Mrs. Richard B. Farrar 

(Eleanor Parmer), Reunion Chm. 

16 Woodland Rd., Ashland, Mass. 

The class of 1939 held their 15th reunion 
luncheon at the 1812 House in Framingham 
on June 5th. There were 22 girls present 
and it was lots of fun. We wished that 
more of you could have been there and 
hope that when we celebrate our 20th 
we'll have a larger group. 

Those present were: Jean Ettershank 
Brosius, Elizabeth Jensen Curtis, Kupe 
Shepard Cushman, Mary Curtin Duane, 
Eleanor Parmer Farrar, Julia Keegan Fuller, 
Louisa Clark Harrington, Ruth Conklin 
Anderson, Virginia Thomas Baxter, Ellen 
Stoll Belbruno, Jeanne Daniels Wheeler, 
Louise Johnson, Eltress Huber Mitchell 
x-'39, Ruth Shaw Nelson, Aimee Perras 
Freeman, Helen Forsberg Powers, Mary 
Bryan Rooney, Phyllis Smillie Spence, Eve- 
lyn MacLeod Swcetland, Mary Jean SchultZ 
Waddell, Barbara Small Walsh and Ruth 
Weymouth. 

Notes were received from Harriet Tifft 



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CLASS OF 1939— 15th REUNION 



Left to right: Louise Johnson, Betty Jensen Curtis, Jeanne Daniels Wheeler, 
Ruth Conklin Anderson,, Louisa Clark Harrington, and Jean Ettershank Brosius. 



Longley (three children), Marian Traxler 
Crum (two children), Janet Norton Son- 
stroem x-'39 (one child), Doris Huntington 
Manning (three children), Sara Smith Mat- 
thews x-'39 (two children), Janice Rogers 
Wilson (four children), Martha Lauben- 
stein Bryson x-'39 (three children), Hazel 
Hardin Wright (two children), Sarajenny 
Annis Stout (two children), Virgie Pfeiffer 
Irvine (one child), Barbara Albrecht Min- 
nig (four children), Laurana Wilson 
Wightman (two children), Janice Marr 
Demer (three children), Romena Bowden 
Johnson (three children), Carolyn Barron 
Hackendahl (two children), Priscilla 
Schenck x-'39. Priscilla was 1954 Cam- 
paign Chairman of Newton Cerebral Palsy 
Campaign. 

The girls brought pictures and "showed 
off" their families. Mary Jean Schultz 
Waddell came the longest distance, Ohio. 
Helen Forsberg Powers was next, making 
the trip from New Jersey. Louise Johnson 
and Jeanne Daniels Wheeler stayed over- 
night at the home of Lois Nelson Wins- 
low, our class advisor. 



Several of the girls told of keeping in 
touch with friends by chain letter and this 
sounded like a good idea. 

Louisa Clark Harrington, Class Secre- 
tary, finds it hard to get news from '39ers. 
If you drop a note to Louisa now and 
then, we'll be able to keep in touch and 
perhaps have an even larger reunion next 
time. 

It was observed that everyone looked 
lovely and none had changed very much 
since leaving Lasell. 

Doris Huntington Manning wrote a nice 
note which you might like to read : "I 
have been hoping that things would work 
out so that I could join all of you at Lasell 
once again. Mary Jean Schultz Waddell, 
Cora Pratt Gillette, Bobby Lee Williams 
Hammell, Shirley Wood Bush and myself 
keep in touch via a 'round robin' letter. 
We had big plans to come together, but 
gradually things have fallen apart. 

"Bobby Lee was here from California 
last summer and visited me for just a 
minute. It was wonderful to see her — 
she hasn't changed a mite since 1939. 



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"We have finally built our Cape Cod 
salt box here in this pretty little town. 
We did much of the work ourselves and 
will probably never be finished. We are 
very happy here and are rapidly becoming 
immersed in local activities (church, 
P.T.A., Brownies, Cub Scouts, etc.). Our 
latest addition, 'Digger,' is a real doll 
and we are having a marvelous time 
spoiling him. Johnny is a free lance com- 
mercial artist and works here at home. 
This makes it a madhouse but enables us 
to spend more time together as a family. 

"Have fun, gals, all my thoughts are 
with you." Doris's address is: 9 Cleverdon 
Rd., Hohokus, N. J. 

Married: Emily Jean Burns to R. A. Wil- 
son. Their address is: 79 Wood Pond 
Rd., Farmington, Conn. 

Meredith Prue Yosick to Richard Ger- 
main. Their address is: Maple St., Sher- 
born, Mass. 

New Addresses: Sarajenny Annis Stout 
(Mrs. Richard P.), 11 Hayden Lane, Bed- 
ford, Mass. 

Justine Reilly Shannon (Mrs. C. Philip), 
604 First Parish Rd., Cohasset, Mass. 



1940 



Mrs. R. D. Sterling 

(Priscilla Sleeper), Secretary 

32 Rumford St., West Hartford, Conn. 

Mrs. H. T. Lodge 
(Ruth Sullivan), Assistant 

17 Hemlock Rd., 
Newton Upper Falls, Mass. 



The Class of 1940 extends its sincere 
sympathy to Becky English Anderson on 
the death of her father, Rev. William F. 
English, on July 22, 1954, in the Massa- 
chusetts Memorial Hospital. Mr. English 
had been pastor of the First Congregational 
Church in Norwood, Mass., for the past 22 
years. 

Born: To Sibyl Lander Fletcher (Mrs. 
Ralph), a son, John Herbert, in May, 1952. 

New Addresses: Jeanetta Annis Richardson 
(Mrs. Kenneth W., Jr.), 3603 Higgins IU\., 
Route 1, Barberton, O. 

Jean Church Johnson (Mrs. Carlos E.), 
2235 Hornet Rd.. San Marino, Calif. 



Jane Hutchison Wulhng (Mrs. John M.), 
3 Clermont Lane, Ladue, Mo. 

Marjorie Minchin Sheldon (Mrs. Henry 
T.), Indian Pass, Greenwich, Conn. 



1941 

Mrs. J. W. Sheffer, Jr. 

(Janet Jansing), Secretary 

123 Garden Rd., Oreland, Pa. 

Virginia DeNyse, Assistant 
1060 Ocean Ave., Brooklyn 26, N. Y. 

Mary Doig Nicholson has resigned as 
our Class Agent and in her stead Gertrude 
Fischer has accepted the office. Good luck, 
Gert, and I do hope we of 1941 will co- 
operate with Gert to our utmost. 

Born: To Dot Macomber Vannah, a daugh- 
ter, Karen, on March 28, 1954. 

To Nancy Maguire Mackinnon, her 
fourth child, a girl, Nancy Conley, on May 
16, 1954. Nancy now has two boys and 
two girls. Nancy wrote that she met Jean 
Cooney Leitch one day for lunch. Jean is 
now living in Massapequa, L. I., N. Y. 
Nancy thinks it would be wonderful if a 
group of '4lers could get together for 
lunch someday this fall ! 1 do, too — in the 
meantime I'm headed for Nantucket with 
Eleanor Pfaff for a vacation. 

To Grace Sheffer Hendrick, a son, Rich- 
ard Baldwin, Jr., on April 12, 1954. 

To Petie Visscher Taft, a fourth daugh- 
ter, Margaret Edith, on May 8, 1954. 

Other News: In June, 1954, The San 
Diego Union carried the following item about 
the husband of Terry Akeson Graham 
which will interest all '4lers: "Comdr. 
Selwvn H. Graham, Jr., 11th Naval Dis- 
trict Ordnance officer since 1952, yesterday 
received orders naming him U. S. naval 
r.ttache at Colombo, Ceylon. He will re- 
port to Washington July 1st for a month's 
duty before leaving for Ceylon with Mrs. 
Graham and their four children. Cmdr. 
Graham was graduated from the Naval 
Academy in 1939 and during World War 
II was gunnery officer on the heavy cruiser 
Augusta. He holds the Bronze Star Medal 
with Combat V.' - This should prove to b< 
a very interesting experience for Terry and 
one that we hope she will share with us 
all. 

I received a wonderful letter from 
Trudie Lydecker Crescenzi full of so much 
news that I wanted to share it with 41. 
First of all our sincere sympathy to Trudie 
who lost her father this spring. Trudie 
is now at Bay Head, N. )., with her mother. 

Trudie received her medical degree at 



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Long Island College of Medicine, interned 
at Brooklyn Hospital, married a prospec- 
tive neurosurgeon who is now at Bellevue. 
She did her residency in pathology at 
Grasslands Hospital, Valhalla, N. Y., and 
worked there for the Medical Examiner. 
Her baby girl, Caroline Ann, was born in 
November 1953 and she just stopped work- 
ing in May of 1954 to spend some time 
with her mother at the shore. Her address 
is : Mrs. Armand A. Crescenzi, Fernwood 
Dr., Stamford, Conn. 

New Addresses: Evelyn Endresen Allen 
(Mrs. Bruce B.), Ballwood Rd., Old 
Greenwich, Conn. 

Mae Hartsfield Feldt (Mrs. Alfred E.), 
25 Ehrbar Ave., Bailey Garden Apts., Mt. 
Vernon, N. Y. 

Constance Moore x-'4i (Mrs. Porter), 
39 Mill St., Randolph, Mass. 



1942 



Mrs. Vernon F. Cook 

(Mary Hurley), Secretary 

Dunn Garden Apts., Bldg. B-C, Apt. 2 

281 Hoosick St., Troy, N. Y. 



second week in June until the second week 
in September, for the sum of $6 a week. 
Once a year, these voyageurs treat them- 
selves to a catered cocktail party, taking 
an extra hour and cruising the inner harbor. 
Anne says "These boat rides are great 
pacifiers at the end of a day's work. They 
calm nerves and tempers. I guess you 
could say it was therapeutic commuting." 
With this we quite agree! 

Born: To Ruth Mosher Porter (Mrs. 
Robert E.), her fourth child, third son. 
Ruth's address is: 1100 Normandy Dr., 
Richmond, Va. 

To Margaret Wolfe Kent, a daughter, on 
May 31, 1954. The Kents live at 58 Marl- 
boro St., Belmont Mass. Son Rockwell, 
IV, is now one-and-a-half years old. 

New Addresses: Barbara Kelly Norwell, 
Robin Rd., Lynnfield, Mass. 

Barbara Edwards Percival (Mrs. L. F., 
Jr.), Embassy Paris, c/o F. S. Mail Room, 
Dept. of State, Washington 25, D. C. 

Muriel Palmer Heath (Mrs. Brooks), 
6215 Suwanee Rd., Jacksonville, Fla. 
Muriel has a son, John, age nine, and a 
daughter, Laurelyn, age four. 



Anne M. Lynch, Assistant 
1784 Washington St., Auburndale, Mass. 



1943 



The class extends deepest sympathy to 
Mary P. Bottomley whose father, Edward 
P. Bottomley, died suddenly on September 
22nd, on a business trip to New London, 
Conn. 

Other News: Dodie Mosher Stone, Vir- 
ginia Robinson Nast and Ruth Turner 
Crosby were the '42ers on hand for Alum- 
nae Day. Dodie did her usual good job as 
chairman of the June Table assisted by 
Virginia in the morning and Ruth in the 
evening. In the afternoon Ruth kept busy 
helping out with the alumnae registra- 
tion. 

One of the most enviable ways of. 
getting to work in the summer that 
we have ever heard of is the boat ride 
40 Hull commuters take daily, with none 
other than Anne Lynch as Commodoress. 
It all started three years ago, when the 
Nantasket to Boston steamer stopped 
docking at Hull. Faced with the thought 
of losing their boat trip and with visions 
of strap-hanging and bus-waiting, a group 
of Hull summer residents got the idea of 
chartering ocean-going transportation. This 
they did, and since then, Commodoress 
Lynch and her crew have been wallowing 
in the luxury of cool breezes from the 



Mrs. M. F. Stoddard, Jr. 

(Nathalie Monge), Secretary 
28 Juniper Ave., Wakefield, Mass 

Mrs. Joseph A. Marilley 

(Elizabeth McAvoy), Assistant 

4314 Mathews Lane, Kensington, Md. 

The Class extends deepest sympathy to 
Jean Burroughs Rawson, whose father died 
very suddenly in June of 1953. Jean writes 
that she has two sons, Donald who is seven 
years old and Jeremy who was one year 
old in February. 

Married: Jean Nutt Oswald x-'43 to Bur- 
ton S. Angell on Saturday, June 26, 1954, 
at Racing Beach, Falmouth, Mass. They 
will make their home at: 2151-B Daisy 
Lane, Schenectady, N. Y. 

Other News: Christine Turnbull Jensen 
(Mrs. John W.), of 2904 Van Buren Ave., 
Ogden, Utah, visited Lasell for the first 
time in 11 years. She was just passing 
through town on a combined vacation and 
business trip and had a "yen to look 
around." Though Utah is far away, do 
come back again real soon ! 



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Carol Donoghue Joseph x-'43 has three 
children now. Her address is: 286 Via 
Aires, San Lorenzo, Calif. 

New Addresses: Gloria Lyons McGofT 
x-'43 (Mrs. Joseph F.), 31 Edgeworth Rd. 
N. Quincy, Mass. 

Martha Maddock Heffner (Mrs. Theo 
dore), R. D., West Neck Rd., Southampton 
L. I., N. Y. 

Elsinor Prouty Malloy (Mrs. Howard A. 
Jr.), 1910 Seventh Ave., N., Saint Peters 
burg 2, Fla. 

Anita Scott Wanner (Mrs. Richard L.), 
Hunting Hill, Woodbridge, New Haven 
15, Conn. 

Elizabeth Weston Wood x-'43 (Mrs. 
Warren A.), 508 Lyndale Dr., Vestal, N. Y. 

Phyllis Whidden Carpenter (Mrs. Don- 
ald B.), Walker Hill Rd., Groton, Conn. 

1944 

Mrs. John M. Darnton 

(Katherine Cogswell), Secretary 
Cedar St., Wenham, Mass. 

Mrs. Francis R. Staffier 

(Dorothy Tobin), Assistant 

35 Early Ave., Medford, Mass. 

Thirty-three girls from the Class of 1944 
met in Framingham at the Meadows and 
celebrated their 10th reunion. At the re- 
union, awards were made for the one who 
came the farthest (Alice Crosby Martin), 
for the oldest child (Virginia Wolfe Per- 
kins) and the youngest child (Faith Tay- 
lor Maloney). 

In order to bring things up to date, I 
will write a few words about each per- 
son who answered the questionnaire which 
I sent out on April 10, 1954. Those who 
attended the reunion will be marked with 
an asterisk. 

♦Evelyn Allen Clune has a girl seven- 
and-a-half and a boy four. She now lives 
at 26 Underhill Rd., Ossining, N. Y. 

Priscilla Amnott Tindley graduated from 
Boston University with her A.B. in 1947. 
She has a son born in 1953. Pris has just 
moved to 507 Penobscot St., Rumford, Me., 
where her husband works for Oxford 
Paper Co. She mentioned that she met 
with Shirley O'Connor and Millie Gaieski 
recently — also saw Barbie Linnitt Morton 
at the Hospital where Barbie is a recep- 
tionist. 

*Edna Barker Nelson is very busy being 
a housewife, mother of one son, landscape- 
artist and gardener of their newly-built 



house at 18 Hildurcrest Dr., Simsbury, 
Conn. 

Norma Badger Vigneau is busy making 
plans to build a new home soon. I've had 
the pleasure of knowing her darling daugh- 
ter Bonnie real well. Norma lives at 184 
Concord Way, Portsmouth, N. H. We 
visited real often before our move to North 
Country. 

Sally Bevier Moon x-'44 received her 
A.B. from Mather College of Western 
Reserve University in 1946. She's the 
proud mother of two girls and lives at 
411 North St., Chardon, O. 

♦Suzanne Blackinton Smith has two girls 
and one boy — she lives at Woodcock 
Lane, Attleboro, Mass. 

♦Priscilla Breck Mitchell lives at 645 
Washington St., Holiiston, Mass. She has 
two children. 

♦Barbara Bresette Greene graduated 
from Bryant College and at present is 
employed as a secretary at Colonial Press 
since 1947. Her address is 18 Hodges St., 
Attleboro, Mass. 

♦Elizabeth Burpee Crooker lives at 46 
Webster Ave., Westbrook, Me. She has 
two girls and one boy. Glad she could 
make the reunion after all. 

♦Dorothy Carll Pickering, 44 S. Stan- 
worth Dr., Princeton, N. J., received her 
B.S. at Maryland College. She has a boy 
and girl. 

Martha Clark Corson and Buck are 
finally settled in their new home designed 
around a gorgeous view atop a hill in 
Contoocook, N. H. Their two sons are 
b'oth redheaded. Incidentally, Martha is 
very active in the N. H. Lasell Club. 

Nancy Church Richards, Box 543, Vine- 
yard Haven, Mass., received her R.N. in 
1946. Nancy lives on an island which gives 
them limited transportation to the main- 
land, but we hope to see her at our 15th 
reunion. She has a son — from his picture 
quite a boy! 

Gloria Clifford Gifford, 468 Old County 
Rd., Rockland, Me., has two boys and 
one little girl. Her husband and her 
brother own a music and camera store. 
"Cliff" sounds like a busy person. 

*Katherine Cogswell Darnton, Orchard 
St., Wenham, Mass., has finally come back 
to New England to live. Jack is an actuary 
with an insurance company. Barbie is 
their daughter. Katie attended the So. 
California Lasell Club in Pasadena last 
year. Seems so good to see her at the 10th 
with her usual smiles and jokes. 

♦Alice Crosby Martin, P. O. Box 327, 
Plant City, Fla., with her two boys emu 
all the way from Florida for our 10th. We 
met for a few days at her sister's. 



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CLASS OF 1944— 10th REUNION 

Front row, left to right: Evelyn Allen Clune, Betsy Maynard Staples, Vivian 
Snow Ohlhorst, Joan Mills Barry, Janet Dean Hannula, Grace Crossland Spurr, 
and Dorothy Carll Pickering. Back row: Faith Taylor Maloney, Edna Barker 
Nelson, Maxine Williamson Luther x-'44, Barbara Bresette Greene, Dorothy 
Stang Mintz, Gerry King Garatti, and Dorothy Tobin Staffier. 



*Grace Crossland Spurr, 160 Converse 
Ave., Meriden, Conn., is now personnel 
office supervisor for Olin Industries, Inc., 
in New Haven, Conn. 

Elaine Curtiss Dillon, 61 Aircraft Rd., 
West Haven, Conn., has two little girls. 
Meredyth (two years old) has a rare blood 
disease which the doctors are failing to 
help. Let's all say a prayer for some miracle 
to help Meredyth get well. Our thoughts 
are with you, Bunny ! 

*Janet Dean Hannula, 136 Ellis Ave., 
Norwood, Mass., has two boys. Janet 
hasn't changed a bit. 

*Eleanor DelBianco Kosow, 100 Memo- 
rial Dr., Cambridge, Mass., graduated from 
Katharine Gibbs Secretarial School. 

♦Norma Dietz Tarlow, 337 W. Elm St., 
Brockton, Mass., received her B.A. from 
Beaver College. Norma has a boy and 
girl. 



*Jackie Eldridge Harmon, 6 Radcliff 
Ave., Port Washington, N. Y., was at the 
10th. She has a little girl, Randie, age 
four, and Bobbie, age three. They are 
moving to Albany as soon as they sell 
their home in Port Washington. Her hus- 
band has been made branch manager of 
the International Harvester Co. in Albany. 
It was good to see her. 

Anne Fisher Stewart, 126 Byrne St., 
Hackensack, N. J., received her B.A. from 
Syracuse University in 1946. Anne has a 
boy and girl. 

Betty Fleer Cooper, 407 Waugh Ave., 
New Wilmington, Penn., is settled in a 
college town just loving all the activities 
of her two sons. 

Patricia Frangedakis Pitcher, 327 Court 
St., Auburn, Me., received her B.S. from 
Wheelock College in 1947. She has one 
boy and two girls — baby just four months. 



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Helen Fretz Whittam, 429 Edgeboro Dr., 
Newton, Penn.. has a boy and girl. Her 
husband has a hardware and appliance 
store and is busy building an addition on 
their new ranch-style home. 

Helen Gilbert Martel, 4904 W. Santa 
Barbara Ave., Los Angeles 16, Calif., 
would like any California Lasell girls to 
contact her. Her husband is practising 
medicine. 

♦Barbara Goodwin Flint, 64 Stratford 
Rd., Melrose 76, Mass., has two children. 

Polly Hanley Kuhn, 532 Irving St., West- 
bury, N. Y., has a boy and girl. 

Carolyn Hill Plumer, 224 Constitution 
Dr., Pittsburgh 36, Penn., writes her hus- 
band sells for Maxwell House Coffee, "so 
tell the girls not to give up drinking cof- 
fee in spite of present prices. I have a part- 
time job for a minister which is most en- 
joyable. I do know Gloria Boyd Mc- 
Dougal's sister-in-law and family." 

♦Lorrayne Hron Hulton, 132 Laurel St., 
Stratford, Conn., has two children. It was 
good to see you! 

♦Geraldine King Garatti, 2682 Albany 
Ave., W. Hartford, Conn., still is a beauti- 
ful blonde. Incidentally, her husband, you 
remember, is a photographer. 

Linda Ladd Lovett, 506 Lowell Ave., 
Newtonville 60, Mass., received her B.A. 
in 1947 from Boston University. Linda has 
one boy and expects another addition in 
August. 

Constance Laing Greenhalgh, Box 47, 
Chatham, Mass., spent two years in the 
WAVES. She has three boys. Connie and 
her husband run a summer resort in 
Chatham. Wish she'd send me some of that 
salt air. 

Joe Leroy Bramm, 1220 Madison, c/o 
Leroy, Memphis, Tenn., writes they are in 
Anchorage, Alaska, where her husband is 
in the Medical Corps. "We leave here 
June 1st for a month's leave and re-assign-, 
ment in the States." Joe has one little boy. 

♦Priscilla Lincoln, Pearl St., Southville, 
Mass., is busy as part owner of a store and 
assistant to the Postmaster, who is her 
mother. 

Barbara Linnitt Morton, 23 Waldeau St., 
Marblehead, Mass., we hear is a recep- 
tionist at the Salem Hospital. 

♦Elizabeth Maynard Staples, 114 Frank- 
lin St., Apt. 4-D-2, Morristown, N. J., has 
two children. 

*Jane Maynard Robbins, 275 Marcy St., 
Southbridge, Mass. It was nice to see you! 

♦Claire McCreery Simmons, 26 Mary 
Lane, Riverside, Conn., received her B.S. 
from Boston University in 1946. Claire 
has one son and another addition expected 
soon. 



♦Joan Mills Barry, Mt. Kemble Lake, 
Morristown, N. J., has two boys. 

Nancy Morse Stanfield, 1226 North O 
St., Lake Worth, Fla., went on and became 
a physical therapist in 1945. She has two 
children. 

Dorothy Nickerson Tehan, 125 Newton 
Rd., Springfield, Mass., writes she hopes to 
be in her new home by June 30th. Hope, 
you made it! What is your new address? 
Dot has one little girl. 

Jean O'Brien Heavey, 220 Dorchester 
Ave., Syracuse 6, N. Y., writes she's been 
very ill with "multiple sclerosis, and, al- 
though I am now able to be up and around 
and, fortunately, had no crippling effects 
from it, I am very limited in my activities 
and must spend a great deal of my time 
just resting." Let's drop Jean a note of 
encouragement, one and all ! Jean and Jay 
have one son. 

Anna Olesen McCurtain, 110 Vannah 
Ave., Portland, Me., writes she has two 
children and "if any of you are up this 
way during the summer for a vacation, 
piease call me." 

Margaret Patten Fagan x-'44, 4418 Sevil- 
la St., Tampa, Fla., writes she has two 
children. Her husband is a service engi- 
neer with General Electric. 

Ruth Perkins Goodwin has recently 
moved to 74 Heights Rd., Allendale, N. J. 

Priscilla Perley Kerans, 30 Hyde St., 
Danvers, Mass., has two boys. Pris com- 
pleted one year at Salem Commercial 
School. 

♦Peggy Portmore Scheuerman, 9 Windsor 
Rd., Melrose 76, Mass., is the mother of 
three. I've been fortunate to visit Peg once 
or twice. 

*Elfreda *>eck Dubin, 52 Kinnicutt Rd., 
Worcester, Mass., has a boy and girl and 
looks just the same. 

♦Elizabeth Rhind Lee, 1367 Walnut St., 
Newton Highlands, Mass., is the proud 
mother of two little girls. I hear Betts can 
cook fried chicken perfectly! 

Kathleen Sexton Collins, 398 C. Mansion 
St., Poughkeepsie, N. Y., graduated from 
Hickox Secretarial School in 1952. She has 
a son. 

*Nancy Smith Hilton, 23 Burncoat St., 
Worcester, Mass., has one son. 

♦Vivian Snow Ohlhorst, 10 Iris Ct., 
Wappinger Falls, N. Y., has three chil- 
dren. 

♦Dorothy Stang Mintz, 41 Lynwood PI., 
New Haven, Conn., received her B.S. in 
nursing from Cornell University in 1947. 
No children yet, "but one very spoiled but 
awfully cute red-headed Dachshund — born 
Oct. 5, 1952." 

Alba Squarcia McLinskey, 131 Cedar Rd., 



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Watchung, N. J., has three children. She 
writes they have just moved into a new- 
home. 

*Faith Taylor Maloney, 14 Riverview 
Ave., Waltham, Mass., has a new baby 
girl. Good to see such a new mother at 
our 10th. 

*Dorothy Tobin Staff ier, 35 Early Ave., 
Medford, Mass., has three children. I un- 
derstand Dottie has been very active in the 
Boston Lasell Club. 

June Trani Hyssong writes, "I have two 
children, a girl six and a boy one and am 
expecting my third. I had taught short- 
hand, typing and English at the Newport 
Secretarial School until 21 months ago, 
thanks to Lasell's excellent teaching staff. 
I am the only woman who has been com- 
mander of a man's Legion Post in the 
State of Rhode Island and possibly in the 
history of the American Legion. I am the 
only woman who has succeeded her hus- 
band as commander of a Legion Post. 

"Yes, I still sing on the radio, and at 
different civic affairs, but only now and 
then. My husband and children take up my 
time. 

"My husband, incidentally, who is the 
former Newport Daily News photographer, 
is the owner of Avon's Studio, for 
portraits and commercial photography. 
Enough said !" Her address is : 4 Sagamore 
St., Newport, R. I. 

Betty Walsh Schwartz, new address un- 
known, missed our 10th for a very good 
reason — she was on her honeymoon. Best 
wishes, Betty. 

*Maxine Williamson Luther, 42 Radcliff 
Ave., Port Washington, L. I., N. Y., 
graduated from Hartford Secretarial. Max- 
ine has two children. 

*Virginia Wolfe Perkins, 76 Orchard 
Lane, Melrose 76, Mass., is our Class 
Agent. Gin has two wonderful children — 
of course their Aunt Jane would think so ! 

*Virginia Mehaffey Wolfe, 34 High St., 
Lancaster, N. H., manages to keep busy 
with her various activities — hooking les- 
sons, stenciling, etc. Len is 4-H Club Agent 
of Coos County, so we have fun with the 
young people. If you're ever in North 
Country, do try and see us. 

Next we decided to change class secre- 
taries every five years. The new ones are 
listed at the beginning of our class news. 
Do keep them posted, and answer any 
questionnaires promptly! 

Can you help locate these girls? Ruth 
Blaisdell Simmons, Patricia Egly Islip, 
Nancy Lyons Brown, Virginia Nelson, 
June Panetta, Ruth Skinner, Patti Jo Teter, 
Beverly Wright Mynchenberg, Harriet 



Cordes x-'44, Betty Gale Lynn x-'44, Ruth 
Perry Walbridge x-'44, Ruth Rahn Finley 
x-'44, Ann Stearns Mansel x-'44, and Helen 
Tracey Kiely x-'44. 

All in all I feel we had a very successful 
reunion. Now to get ready for our 15th! 
Yours very truly, 
Jane Mehaffey Wolfe 

Engaged: Helen Saunders to Frank Gor- 
don Eisser. Helen attended New York 
University after Lasell and Mr. Eisser was 
graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic In- 
stitute. During World War II he served 
in the Navy Air Force. A November wed- 
ding has been planned. 

Married: The Alumnae office recently 
learned that Edna Barker has been Mrs. 
Robert L. Nelson since June 18, 1949. Mr. 
Nelson was graduated from Miami Uni- 
versity in 1946 and is associated with the 
Phoenix State Bank and Trust Co., Hart- 
ford, Conn. Faith Taylor Maloney, Max- 
ine Williamson Lothery and Dorothy Fuchs 
were bridesmaids. Edna and Bob make 
their home at: 18 Hildurcrest Dr., Sims- 
bury, Conn. 

Jean Conover x-'44 to George M. Wil- 
liams. Their new address is : Apt. 39, 
380 Main St., Chatham, N. J. 

Elizabeth Walsh x-'44 to Raymond Eric 
Schwartz, May 30, 1954. Following the 
ceremony a reception was held at the Bali- 
nese Room of the Hotel Somerset. Mr. 
Schwartz was graduated from Fairfield 
University and studied at Boston College, 
School of Law. After a wedding trip to 
the Pocono Mountains, they will live at 
West Hartford, Conn. 

Other News: Joyce Flynn, who graduated 
from the University of Vermont, got her 
master's degree at Middlebury, and now 
plans to do graduate work at Radcliffc. 
Good for you, Joyce ! 

The Boston Herald recently published 
a picture of several ladies making plans 
for the sixth annual Country Fair spon- 
sored by the Phi Theta Xi Sorority of Mel- 
rose, to be held June 11th and 12th. Two 
smiling faces which caught our attention 
were none other than Barbara Goodwin 
Flint and Virginia Wolfe Perkins. 



1945 



Mrs. Calvin R. Carver 
(Emma Gilbert), Secretary 
5 Claremont Ave., Maplewood, N. J. 



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Mrs. Robert Jacobssen 
(Louise Long), Assistant 
7-14 Mansfield Dr.. Fair Lawn, N. J. 

It was good to have Isabel Pollard Ole- 
son and Margery Snow Buswell on campus 
for Alumnae Day. Be sure to come back 
again in 1955 when all your classmates 
will gather for the 10th reunion! 

Married: Helen Barker to John B. Cooper, 
October, 1953. Their address is: 2048 
Third Ave., San Diego, Calif. 

Madeline Dungan to Robert Dyer, June 
19, 1954. Following the ceremony a re- 
ception was held at the Hotel Beacons- 
field,, Brookline. Mass. Ruth Dungan '43 
was her sister's maid of honor. After a 
wedding trip to New York State, they will 
make their home at: 41 Irving Rd., Shore 
Acres, Scituate, Mass. 

M. Kathleen Scanlon to Robert E. Gla- 
vin. Their home is now at 4 Denvir St., 
Dorchester, Mass. 

Frances Anne Whitman to John M. Mur- 
phey. Their address is: Polyview 304, 
San Luis Obispo, Calif. 

Born: "Eleanor Bradway Lammers and 
Bill announce the arrival of a Lasell Girl 
(Class of 1974) on Thursday, June 10, 
1954, named Candace Margaret, weighing 
6 lbs., 12 oz. Their home is at 137 Suf- 
folk St., Springfield, Mass." 

To Emma Gilbert Carver, a daughter, 
Marthanne Gilbert, on May 26, 1954. 

To Louise Long Jacobssen, a second 
child, second son, Guy Milot, on June 3, 
1954. Our Class Secretaries are going to 
be busy gals, but they still hope you will 
keep the news coming in and want to know 
any changes in addresses, jobs, names, etc., 
that you may have or know of! 

Other News: Early in June, Barb Preuss 
Reynolds entertained some of the girls at 
her aunt's cottage in Madison, Conn. 
Everyone as usual left the husbands "sit- 
ting" and took off on Friday. Although 
it was chilly for swimming or sunning, 
we had a wonderful time rehashing the 
old days (as we do every year) and thor- 
oughly enjoyed being together. In addi- 
tion to Barb, those present were: Jane 
Burnham Eliason, Sue Slocum Klingbeil, 
Jeanne Towne Reavey, and Sue Ross West- 
berg. 

Barb and her husband have started 
building on their lot in New Canaan, 
Conn., and from the little we heard it 
sounds like a terrific house. 

Sue Slocum Klingbeil has moved back 
to Michigan. Her address: 56 Hawthorne 



Rd., Grosse Pointe Shores 30, Mich. On 
July 1st, Bill assumed his new duties as 
manager of one of the two Detroit agen- 
cies of Prudential Life Ins. Co. 

Everyone at the get-together agreed that 
we'd better start making plans now to 
leave the husbands and offspring behind 
next June when our 10th reunion (can 
you believe it??!!) rolls around. 

Marilyn Ford Sampson writes that her 
husband, Harold, was transferred from 
Springfield to the Bridgeport office of the 
General Electric Supply Co. They have 
bought their first new home in Devon 
and love it back near the ocean again. Her 
address : 3 Austin Rd., Devon, Conn. 

From Marilyn we learned that Dorothy 
Dale Mitchell is now living at 140 Tal- 
bot Rd., Springfield, Mass. Also she ex- 
pected a visit from Kathleen Chandler La 
Tourette in August. Kathleen was sum- 
mering in Plymouth, Mass. 



1946 



Mrs. Payson B. Langley 

'(Louise Pool), Secretary 

'bill Chevy Chase Lake Dr., 

Chevy Chase, Md. 

Elizabeth M. Kendall. Assistant 
37 West 10th St., New York, N. Y. 

The Class extends deepest sympathy to 
Janet Stirn Martinsen x-'46 whose son, 
Douglas, died very suddenly of polio in 
September, 1954, at the age of six. 

Born: To Barbara Conover Wadleigh, a 
daughter Marion Elizabeth, on April 4, 
1954, weighing 6 lbs. 14 oz. 

To Meri Zanleoni Goyette, a daughter, 
Carole Ann, on May 30, 1954. Meri now 
has the ideal family, two boys and two 
girls. Congratulations! 

Other News: Janet Garland Wilson wrote 
that Kathie Ford Beaton's husband would 
be leaving the Army Medical Corps last 
May. He was stationed at Camp Pickett, 
Va., at that time. Wonder what their 
present address is. 

Janet had been doing Red Cross Motor 
Corps work one morning a week when 
she wrote and now that the summer Is 
over will no doubt be back at it. 

New Addresses: Mary Auten Miller (Mrs. 
John T.), 1401 Continental Rd., York, Pa. 
Barbara Bickley Rieger (Mrs. Albert), 
623 Martense Ave., Teancck, N. J. 



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Mary G. Brennan, Apt. 1-B, 30 W. Ninth 
St., New York, N. Y. 

Marcia Cressey Haley (Mrs. Sumner F.), 
Pleasant St., Rowlev, Mass. 

A note to the Alumnae Office from Eve- 
lyn Hillis Sirles requested that her mail 
be sent to 2012 Woodburn St., Colorado 
Springs, Colo. Evelyn expected to leave 
very soon for London for a period of two 
years and did not know what her address 
would be on reaching there. We will let 
you know her new address as soon as we 
get it. 

Barbara Meech Cunningham x-'46 (Mrs. 
Calvin T.), 28 Hemlock Dr., Natick, Mass. 

As you no doubt have noted, Louise Pool 
Langley, your secretary, has moved to 3717 
Chevy Chase Lake Dr., Chevy Chase 15, 
Md. 

Virginia Westerdale Magnusson has 
moved from Bronxville to 5 Fairhaven 
Lane, Port Chester, N. Y. 



1947 

Gloria Sylvia, Secretary 
411 W. 24th St., New York 11, N. Y. 

Mrs. S. G. Brush 
(Lois Kenyon), Assistant 
Woodstock Valley, Conn. 

Engaged: Marilyn Karnheim x-'47 to Clay- 
ton E. Page. Mr. Page, an Air Force vet- 
eran, graduated from Northeastern Uni- 
versity, School of Engineering, in the Class 
of 1954. A fall wedding has been planned. 

Born: To Margaret Beach Otis (Mrs. 
James T.), a son. Nathaniel Thomson, on 
May 18, 1954. We have recently learned 
that Peg's husband was graduated from 
Harvard University, Class of '45, and from 
Northwestern University Law School in 
'51. He is associated with the law firm 
of MacLeish, Spray, Price and Underwood 
in Chicago, 111. They are living at 457 
Fullerton Parkway in that city. 

To Nancy Carter Salois (Mrs. Arthur), 
a daughter, Michelle, on May 22nd. Their 
address: 16 Village Way, Rochester, N. Y. 

To Genevieve Hurley Cummings, a 
daughter, Michele, first child, April 12th. 
Her address: 98 Lanark Rd., Apt. 1-A, 
Brighton, Mass. 

To Jane Smith Smith (Mrs. Fulton), 
a daughter, Cynthia Jane, on June 11th. 
Their son, Tony, is about 16 months old. 
The Smiths have just finished building a 
new home at 610 Finchley Ave., Baton 
Rouge, La. 



Other News: We received a letter from 
Eloise Chang Wong (Mrs. John) last 
spring which reads in part, "Well, time 
does fly. John and I have a darling 
daughter, a future Lasellite, born Novem- 
ber 4, 1953, named her Bonnie Jean. She's 
kept me very busy and now I'm a house- 
wife. Have had quite a bit of misfortune, 
lost my mother and father last year so it 
leaves me pretty much alone as my brother 
is in California working on his master's at 
Stanford with his wife. 

"I hear from Mary Ida Hanson Olson 
quite often and I'm sorry to say that her 
last letter wasn't too cheerful. She's just 
had her fourth miscarriage but she does 
have a daughter Margaret Linda, age three, 
who is cute as a button according to photos. 

"Had the good fortune to bump into 
Dorothea Chung at a Women's Club lunch- 
eon last Saturday. For that matter we sat 
at the same table and she tells me she's 
planning another trip to Japan. This will 
be her second. Last year she went to 
Hongkong, Japan and the Philippines. 
She's with Pan American Airways which is 
such a great help as far as free transporta- 
tion goes. She's still free and unattached." 

In April we received an announcement 
from Dorothy Papani Palmer which read : 
"Informal Showing of Fashions — Ceram- 
ics and Decorative Accessories, Saturday, 
May first." Enclosed was a card giving 
Dorothy's address: Corner of Water and 
Green Sts., Off Hingham Harbor, Hingham, 
Mass. Dorothy has a kiln, ceramic supplies 
and gives classes. This sounds like an inter- 
esting place for nearby '47ers to gather. 

New Addresses: Jean Ayres Winthrop 
(Mrs. Robert S.), R. F. D. #1, Bradford, 
R. I. 

Sarah Cross Finigan (Mrs. Burton B.), 
125 Mitchell Dr., Eatontown, N. J. 

Marcia Frandsen Blanchard (Mrs. 
George), 9255 Shore Rd., Brooklyn 9, 
N. Y. 

Joanne Lee Farrell (Mrs. Robert), 8 
Shaw Rd., Wellesley 82, Mass. 

Phyllis Sykes, 185 Lindberg Ave., Need- 
ham Heights 94, Mass. We understand 
she returned this spring from a wonder- 
ful tour of Europe. 



1948 



Beryl N. Groff, Secretary 
24 Atwood St., Wellesley, Mass. 

Miriam Day, Assistant 
23 Woodhaven Rd., Waban, Mass 



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Miriam Day and Carol Galligan were 
on campus on Alumnae Day. 

Correction: Under a former "Engaged" 
listing, we mentioned Janet Campbell's 
engagement to Edgar Sherman Woodburn, 
Jr., on June 20, 1953. This new item 
should have been listed under the "Mar- 
ried" section. Janet and Edgar were mar- 
ried on this date in Andover; and after 
a two-week trip to Chicago, via New York, 
their address became 138 Cross St., Me- 
thuen, Mass. Edgar is an Electrical En- 
gineer working for Danders Associates in 
Nashua, N. H. 



sisters took part as bridesmaids and maid 
of honor, and her niece was flower girl. A 
reception followed at Putnam Lodge. After 
a trip to Virginia Beach, the couple re- 
turned to Washington, D. C, where Roy 
is stationed. Roy is a graduate of the Uni- 
versity of Detroit and Georgetown Law 
School, and a member of Delta Theta Phi 
legal fraternity. Their address is: 5108 N. 
Capitol, N. W., Washington, D. C. 

Donna Rae Thompson to William Her- 
bert Friggle, on Saturday, July 24, 1954, 
in Glendale, Calif. After the first of August 
they planned to live in the Albany Hotel, 
Denver, Colo. 



Married: Joanne Block to Edward Camp- 
bell Wilkinson, III, of Smith's Parish, 
Bermuda, on April 24, 1954, in the Second 
Reformed Church of Hackensack, N. J., 
followed by a reception at the Hackensack 
Golf Club in Oradell. Linn Kneller was 
Joanne's maid of honor. Sea View Cottage, 
Smith's Parish, Bermuda, is Jo's new ad- 
dress. 

Ann Chapman (from Belmont) to Rus- 
sell Brine, on April 10th. 

Betsy Curtis to Douglas Winquist, Jr., 
on June 26, 1954, at the First Congrega- 
tional Church, Old Greenwich, Conn. 
Florence Keeney Havens and Mim Day 
were two of Betsy's bridesmaids, along with 
her sister, Nancy '49, who was matron of 
honor. A reception followed at Binney 
Memorial Parish House. Following a trip 
to Bermuda, the couple returned to Sea- 
ton St., Stamford, Conn. 

Anita Healey to John M. Riley, Jr., on 
June 26th. After a trip to Martha's Vine- 
yard, the couple returned to 31 Concord 
Ave., Cambridge, Mass. 

Barbara Hoyle to Alfred Scott Gray, on 
Dec. 25, 1953, in the Lutheran Church of 
the Good Shepherd, Mexico City, Mexico. 
Mr. Scott is from Los Angeles and he and. 
Barbara met when they were students at 
Mexico City College. Barbara writes that 
they have been living in Houston since 
January. Her address is: 1654 Danville, 
Apt. 1, Houston 6. 

Rosada Marston to Richard Joseph Cole, 
on May 15, 1954, in Albany, N. Y. Mr. 
Cole graduated from Siena College, Lou- 
donville, N. Y., in the Class of 1951. He 
is in the Treasury Department of Shell 
Oil Co., Albany, N. Y. Their address is: 
147 Eagle St., Albany, N. Y. 

Nancy O'Rourke to Roy Roger Trevisan, 
USA, of Detroit, Mich., on May 15, at a 
10 o'clock nuptial Mass at Annunciation 
Church, Danvers, Mass., where Nancy's 
cousin, the Rev. Thomas Grace, SJ, of- 
ficiated. A roommate and four of Nancy's 



Born: To Janice Bickford Van Syckle, a 
son, Guy Weaver, Jr., on February 15, 
1954. He weighed 7 lbs., 12 oz. 

To Shirley Bonnell Doe, a second child, 
a daughter, Barbara, on March 4, 1954. 

To Peggy Fallon Cameron, a daughter. 
Can anyone tell us when the baby was 
born and what her name is? 

To Jo Hanson Long, a second child, a 
son, Johannes ("John"), on May 9, 1954, 
weighing 7 lbs., % oz. 

To Beulah Kwok Sung, a son, Dean, on 
March 1, 1954, in Detroit, Mich. 

To Louise Miller Johnston, a third child 
and third son, Peter, born July 1, 1954, 
weighing 10 lbs. 

To Mayanne Murray Lynch, a son, John 
Hewy, Jr., April, 1953. 

To Marilyn Newitt Jones, a third child, 
first son, Lawrence James, Jr., ("Jamie"), 
on June 29, 1954, 7 lbs., 4y 2 oz. 

To Laurie Pierce McGrail, a second son, 
fourth child, on December 15, 1953. 

To June Smith Noreen, a daughter, 
Nancy Joyce, April 30, 1954. 

Other News: Connie Barry, at this writ- 
ing, is planning to spend a month's vaca- 
tion with her family on a trip to Mexico, 
driving in the new family car. 

Janice Bickford Van Syckle wishes to be 
remembered to everyone. She writes from 
St. Louis that she and husband, Guy, who is 
a resident doctor at Barnes Hospital, miss 
the fresh Connecticut air and salt water. 
They hope to return next year. 

The homecoming from the Indian Embas- 
sy of Ginny Butt Grey x-'48 occasioned 
a party that Mayanne Murray Lynch and 
husband, Johnny, attended. Mayanne speaks 
of everyone's fascination on hearing Imu 
Ginny and Tom lived there, where tin 
heat was as high as 116°. Visitors to the 
country and to the Embassy in India ar< 
treated royally, though the people hav< 
nothing due to very poor conditions. 
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whereas a single girl has only two or three ! 
Each servant has his own job to do, and 
that is all he does. 

Mayanne reports that Ginny seems hap- 
pier than ever, one reason being their new 
baby son, Jimmy ! Ginny and Tom left 
the Embassy because the Government 
wanted them to transfer to Africa, and they 
preferred not to. We understand that they 
are now living in Philadelphia, where 
Tom's family is. 

Paula Drake will continue her counselor 
job at Camp Hanoun this summer. Come 
fall — and this is the Big News — Paula 
will be Physical Education Instructor at 
Bates College, Lewiston, Me. Paula visited 
Mim Day over a June weekend at which 
time they took in a Durgin-Park dinner. 

Jane Edsall Jacobs sends word that she 
and her husband, Jake, have purchased a 
restaurant — "Friar Tuck Inn," Cedar 
Grove, N. J. Aside from the restaurant 
activity, Jane has been doing floral work 
for weddings and other parties. She sees 
Zee Zawadski Goodwin often and they 
both hope that their daughters, Jennie and 
Patti, will be Lasell girls some day. But, of 
course! Jane spoke of attending a New 
Jersey Lasell Club luncheon where she 
saw Barbara Snook Haggerty, mentioning 
also an interesting talk given by Miss 
Rothenberger. 

1949 

Mrs. Richard K. Donahue 

(Nancy Lawson), Secretary 

444 Andover St., Lowell, Mass. 

Mrs. Robert R. Logan 

(Elizabeth Harrington), Assistant 

4 Columbus Terr., Newton Highlands, Mass. 

Reunion News: From all reports, our Fifth 
Reunion was a bang-up success with ap- 
proximately 45 "old gals" returning for 
the festivities. We surely were sorry that 
more of you couldn't be on hand, but 
baby-sitters, new homes, marriage plans 
and sheer mileage we know interfered. 

We started gathering around 12:00 
o'clock at The University Club and, as 
you can imagine, the din of voices rose in 
a crescendo as time went on. After the 
luncheon, Straw Lawson Donahue greeted 
everyone for all the absent '49ers and all 
your wonderful letters were passed around 
for everyone to read. 

Libby Harrington Logan was elected 
Assistant Class Secretary to fill the vacancy 
created when Nat Hall resigned. We are 
very fortunate in having Libby fill this 



capacity as she is a good and faithful cor- 
respondent and has kept up her contact 
with Lasell and many '49ers in an ad- 
mirable way. Congratulations, Libby. 

At 5:15 we all gathered on campus to 
pose for the rogue's gallery pictures which 
appear in this issue. We then donned red 
and gray wigs, made by Joan Nelson, and 
marched down the campus to the Alumnae 
Supper. Many stayed around for the Class 
Night activities and it certainly didn't 
seem like five years since we were in cap 
and gown reading our Class Will and burn- 
ing our sacrifices on Bragdon Lawn. 

Seen at the reunion: Ann Anderson now 
office manager for the Girl Scouts in New- 
ton. Connie Capone McGuiggan as full 
of bounce as ever. Joan Caswell down 
from N. H. Nancy Curtis Grellier looking 
wonderfully busy as housewife and career 
girl. Violet Drulie Dhimos expecting 
shortly. Betty Ann Finnell who is now 
secretary to the Director of Flight Control 
Lab. at M.I.T. Nat Hall almost didn't 
make it as she was flying in on her TWA 
flight from Pittsburgh. She did, though. 
Leave it to Nat ! Helen Hamilton all the 
way up from Connecticut where she is an 
officer in the Connecticut Valley Lasell 
Club. Libby Harrington Logan, our new 
class secretary who was busy collecting 
money and news. Diane Heath Beever look- 
ing lovely as mother of two. Pam Johns 
Leighton mother of our class baby. Joan 
Kennedy Johnson, who was housing Betty 
Rainville Keeler, who made the trip up 
from Forest Hills. Dorothy Lindestrand 
Magnuson along with Frances Smith Mac- 
donald, b'oth looking like very happy 
brides. Irene Lupien Murphy who is very 
busy with two bouncing boys. "Taffy" Mac- 
Innes Miller looking very happy and 
pleased with her new three-month-old 
daughter. Lucile Merrill Birch now moth- 
er of a handsome son. Willa Murray Mc- 
Gann also among the expecting '49ers. 
Nancy Newhall Mackay made the trip up 
from New Jersey with Elaine Zoda Danco. 
Nancy stayed with Janet White MacLure 
and Zoda bunked in with Joan Pauling 
Smith who were both present, and all 
four added much to the gaiety. Diane 
Palady who still has a lovely complexion 
and smiling face. "Rosie" Phelan still the 
same, looking rosy as ever. Norma Pickett 
Wise who is also a two-son mother. 
Kathryn Poore Hamel who reported hap- 
pily she is now a full time wife. Barbara 
Potier Grzebien who is opening an ex- 
clusive specialty store this summer with 
her husband and very excited about it. 
Joan Lockwood Maynard looking just as 
tanned and attractive as ever. Katherine 



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CLASS OF 1949 — 5th REUNION 

Front row, left to right: Joan H. Phelan, Elaine Zoda Danco, Janet White Mac- 
Lure, Nancy Newhall Mackay, Jean Sargent, Joan Nelson, and Irene Lupien 
Murphy. Second row: Pamela Johns Leighton, Libby Harrington Logan, Corinne 
Capone McGuiggan, Vicki Stone Leary, Norma Pickett Wise, Joan M. Caswell, 
Carol Wass Cox, and Carolyn Rock Brisson. Back row: Nancy Lawson Donahue, 
Priscilla Randall Hurter, Cynthia Woodward Witherell, Helen F. Hamilton, Kay 
Poore Hamel, Nancy Curtis Grellier, Joan Pauling Smith, Barbara Potier Grze- 
bien, Joan Kennedy Johnson, Joan Lockwood Maynard x-'49, Betty Rainville 

Keeler, and Nat Hall. 



Raizes down from New Hampshire and- 
just as happy as always. Priscilla Randall 
Hurter looking forward to another ad- 
dition. Carolyn Rock Brisson also among 
the expectant mothers. Jean Sargent who 
is back in Boston and looking wonderful. 
Carolyn Shailer also up from Connecti- 
cut. Vicki Stone Leary who, believe it or 
not, came all the way from Seattle, Wash.!! 
Virginia Towe Beck and Janet Coddington 
Halliday came up from Jersey after dis- 
tributing their husbands and children for 
the weekend. Jewell Ward Ganger who is 
also a very happy homemaker. Carol Wass 
Cox is now the proud mother of two hand- 
some sons. Merilyn Weeden Davidson with 
as much pep as ever. Cynthia Woodward 
Witherell also down from New Hampshire 
and waiting the return of her soldier 



husband from Thailand and Korea. Joan 
Nelson, whom we thank heartily for all the 
work she did making our wigs and favors. 
Nancy Sondles Janiszewski who is look- 
ing lovely and now living in Hingham, 
Mass. Straw Lawson Donahue who was 
expecting practically any minute. 

Our deepest sympathies are extended to 
Zerlina Lewis Barnett and her husband 
on the death of their second son, Donald. 

Married: Barbara Hickey to Joseph Ed- 
ward Carvin, May 22, 1954, in Scarsdale, 
N. Y. Mary Lois Hickey '52 was maid ol 
honor for her sister. A reception followed 
at the Westchester Country Club. The 
bridegroom, who attended the University 
of Zurich, Switzerland, is an alumnus of 
the University of Miami, Fla. They honey* 



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mooned in Jamaica, B. W. I., and will live 
in New York City. 

Born: To Norma Battles Veazie x-'49, a 
daughter, Carla Lynn, on April 23, 1954. 

To Mary Brown Wallace x-'49, twin 
boys, Mark Robin and Gary Stephen, on 
May 2, 1954. Their new address is: 14 
Pleasant St., Madison, Me. 

To Mary Bush Taylor, a daughter, Mary 
Ellen, on March 10, 1954. They, too, have 
a new address: 81-15 35th Ave, Jackson 
Heights, N. Y. 

To Pauli Donaldson Converse, a daugh- 
ter, Sandra, on June 22nd, weighing 8 lbs. 

To Joan Kennedy Johnson, a son, Walter 
Stevens, on August 28, 1953. 

To Straw Lawson Donahue, a daughter, 
Gail Marian, on June 28, 1954, weighing 
6 lbs. 4 oz. 

To Dode Molan Wheaton, a boy, David 
Michael, on June 9, 1954, weighing 7 lbs. 
4y 2 oz. 

To Charlotte Owens Zack x-'49, a 
daughter, Jeanette Owens, on February 
20, 1954. 

Other News: Jane Alford Young has been 
assistant illustrator at Cornell's Visual Aid 
Department since October of 1952. How- 
ever, she will be leaving soon as she and 
her husband plan to travel by trailer to 
California where Bill will finish college 
and they will eventually make their home. 
Glad to hear that your husband is well 
on the road to complete recovery, Jane. 

After receiving her B.S. from the Uni- 
versity of Vermont, Katherine Babcock 
Hansen taught for a year in Brockton, 
Mass., and then married the fellow she 
went with at the University. In a year 
they had a baby boy and bought a little 
brick house north of Philadelphia. She re- 
ports that she sees B. J. Stephenson Riedel 
once in a while and exchanges what gossip 
they accumulate. If anyone is living near- 
by, do give Snicky a call. Her address: Mrs. 
Allen Hansen, 737 Brooke Rd., North 
Hills, Penn. 

Susan Baer Gluck writes how much 
they enjoy living out west. Her husband 
is still in the army so she has been doing 
a bit of traveling. 

Virginia Benham Wolf has a very cute 
son, Richard, born May 3, 1953. Over a 
year old now. How time flies! Let's hear 
more news, Ginny. 

Barbara Berry Roberts and her husband, 
Tim, are living on a farm in Lexington, 
Nebr., raising Hereford cattle and pigs. 
She says it's a grand life — pitching in 
with the work and caring for little John- 
ny who will be one year old in August. 



She writes of helping to deliver a new 
baby calf. More power to you ! 

Phyllis Burckett is now with WAAT 
radio station in Newark, handling all the 
commercials. She says it's largely a disc- 
jockey station with a fair share of westerns. 
She never thought the day would come, 
but she says she's beginning to like some 
of the western stuff. Before her radio 
venture, she wrote copy for an ad agency 
and copy for a fashion store. Sounds bliss- 
fully happy in radio, however. She wants 
all the gals in the New York area to come 
to the Lasell Club meetings — says she 
has been the only '49er there a couple of 
times. 

Nancy Clarke Ryder is working staff 
on Neuro-surgery now after having done 
private duty for one year at Hartford 
Hospital. We understand little Carol Anne 
is a doll. She will be two in September. 

Nancy Conners Stoddard has joined a 
great many other '49ers in the role of 
mother as of December 1953 when the 
Stoddard household was blessed with a 
son, Dana, Jr. After Lasell, Nan went on 
to receive a B.S. in Education from the 
Gorham State Teacher's College. She and 
her husband, an industrial engineer for 
Sylvania Electric Co., are now living in 
Seneca Falls, N. Y. 

Bettie Cooperrider Sewards is not only 
a busy housewife and mother, but is at- 
tending Franklin University Law School 
and will graduate in 1957. She then plans 
to take her Ohio State Bar Exams. Best of 
luck to you ! 

Joan DeFrehn Brown writes of her 
family of girls: Patricia two and Susan 
nine months, and says they have moved to 
a new home: 419 Hollywood Ave., Ho-Ho- 
Kus, N. J. 

'Gloria Ellis Tompson (Mrs. S. W.) and 
her 14-month-old son, Steven, came to call 
on campus in late April. Gloria's hus- 
band is just out of the Navy and is going 
to work for New York Life Insurance Co. 
Their address at present is 177 S. Clinton, 
E. Orange, N. J. 

Charlotte Gilman Kennedy is now living 
at 46 Federal St., Bridgeport, Conn., and 
also reports she gave birth to a son, Rob- 
ert Scott, on December 2, 1953. 

Jane Gilmore x-'49 is working as a serv- 
ice representative at the Southern New 
England Telephone Co. She has been with 
them for nearly three years and likes her 
work very much. 

Mary Gilmore is now secretary to the 
Assistant Dean at the Amos Tuck School 
of Business Administration at Dartmouth 
College. Her address: 25 Lebanon St., 
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Jean Grant Walter wrote a long letter 
from her cabana at the Caribe Hilton Hotel 
in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Before this she 
and her daughter Ann, two and a half, 
spent four weeks in Miami visiting her 
grandmother. They'll be so tanned we 
won't know them. She went to Winnetka^ 
111., in February to be matron of honor 
in Jean Dickson's wedding. She reports 
that Jean was beautiful and everyone had 
a marvelous time. In the fall, Thumper 
expects to resume teaching again and wants 
all '49ers to know the welcome mat is out 
in Atlanta. 

Elizabeth Harrington Logan writes, 
"Since I am now the new assistant secretary 
of the class (and thanks!), Straw and I 
would appreciate any and all news that you 
may have. It may not seem important to 
you, but the gals who see the Leaves just 
eat it up. Remember now! 

Nancy Hayden sailed May 22nd on the 
"He de France" for a three-month tour of 
Europe. While working as purchasing 
agent for Spring and Buckley, Inc., in 
New Britain, she has been saving like mad 
to make her dream come true. No pretty 
post cards have been received at this writ- 
ing, but we'll be expecting a full report 
for the next issue. 

Martha Hurd Davenport's little Margie 
is five-and-a-half months old now and 
Marty is busy sewing for her and keeping 
her all spruced up. Must be a busy bee, 
as she writes of raising broilers and they 
also have 300 hens for eggs. O yes, her 
pet sheep that she raised on a bottle last 
year has produced a young offspring, rais- 
ing the total of the flock by one. Its name 
is Lulu, by the way! 

Nancy Irwin Van Dorn and her family 
have just bought a new home in La Jolla, 
Calif., complete with an orchard. There 
is lots of room to put up any visiting La- 
sell girls way out west. Laurie is a year 
old now, and just a joy to everyone. 

Anne Kendall Baldacci and Squeek 
would love to hear from anyone living in 
or around Chicago. Their address is: 7241 
S. Phillips Ave. How about a picture of 
Susan? 

Eva Laitinen Stromski taught clothing 
at Gardner (Mass.) High School after 
graduation. She now has three children, 
Dona Jeanne, Karen and Edward. They 
have built and moved into a new modern 
home in Hubbardston, Mass., which is 
about 20 minutes ride from Worcester. 
She invites all Lasellites to stop in and 
visit. 

Patricia Lane Harlow now has her hands 
full with her two-year-old "terror" Ivan 



and his little brother David, born on Oc- 
tober 2, 1953. They have moved into a 
beautiful new home at 145 Pinewood PL, 
W. Englewood, N. J. She sounds like a 
very, very happy homemaker. 

Janice Levenson Sherman is another '49er 
who went on to receive her B. S. from 
Boston University. She is now married 
and has two girls, Sue Deborah and Carol 
Marcia. She says she isn't prejudiced, but 
her children are awfully cute! 

Lois Mallon Maher was married in June 
of '52 and had a little girl, born May 26, 
1953. She regrets that she won't make 
reunion, but it is for a happy reason — 
her husband is getting his degree on June 
6th after having gone five and a half years 
at night. That is really sticktuitiveness ! 
She sees Jean Landry once in a while. Jean 
is now head of the jewelry department in 
Arnold Constables in Manhasset, N. Y. 
Eunice Buell Earle x-'49 also lives near 
Lois and is expecting her first baby any 
day now. 

Polly Ann Martini Everett regretted 
missing the fifth reunion. They are ex- 
pecting their first child in July. Her sis- 
ter-in-law is now a freshman at Lasell and 
loves it. Didn't we all?? 

Margaret McFetridge is back in Boston 
now working as a buyer of sports wear at 
Corcoran's in Cambridge. Her address is: 
3 Loffian Rd., Brighton, Mass. 

Meredith McKone Krieger and Walter 
are planning on moving to a larger apart- 
ment as their son Robert is growing by 
leaps and bounds. From the sound of her 
note, they are mighty proud of him ! 

Phyllis Perry Bowles was married June 
26, 1949, and moved to Burlington, Vt., 
while her husband, Dick, attended the 
State University. From there they moved 
to Rochester, N. Y., but Vermont air called 
them back so they are now in their old 
home town of Bradford where Dick is a 
Public Accountant. They bought a house 
which they are dying to remodel if they 
can keep their two girls, dog and 40 
chickens in line. She sees Joan Stever Bed- 
narski x-'49 quite often and sends her 
best to everyone. 

Eugenia Piper received her B. S. in Edu- 
cation from Penn. State University in Jan- 
uary 1952. She then taught the third 
grade in Warren, Penn., and now is happi- 
ly planning to be married to Arvicl R. Nel- 
son, Jr., in August, 1954. She will be 

visiting Carol Cedergren Henrickson this 
summer for a few days. She plans to 
spend most of her summer traveling and 
relaxing in one last fling before her big 
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Cynthia Platz Latham is now the proud 
mother of two children. Constance was 
born March 15, 1952, and Alexander III 
was born March 18, 1954. Alexander, 
whom they call Sandy, is a real carrot-top, 
which they think is a result of Cis's great- 
grandmother. You never can tell ! 

Paulina Quilty Connolly is still playing 
Marines in the swamps of Parris Island 
and her husband is company commander. 
They have a darling four-room house and 
a "hot spook" for a son! 

Eleanor Ritchie Elmore was married in 
December, 1953, and moved to Columbus, 
O., as her husband is working on his 
Ph. D. in English and teaching freshmen 
at the University. They are coming east 
for the summer, but Ellie regrets it won't 
be in time for the reunion. She is also 
expecting in November, so we'll be wait- 
ing for the results ! 

Jean Russell stuck to retailing after leav- 
ing L. J. C. and as a result has to work 
Saturdays and miss such things as fifth 
reunions. She is now the buyer in the 
infants' department a t Bloomingdale's. 
Wouldn't all the young '49 mothers love 
to be near enough to get super-duper 
service from Jean? 

Josephine Sanborn is in New Hampshire 
raising boxer dogs and is thrilled at the 
prospect of having a champion. She will 
be summering in Wells, Me., and says for 
anyone to ask for the Sanborn cottage and 
drop in to see her. 

Mary Schurman Palin and her family of 
two children and husband have moved 
into a new home outside of Newport, Vt. 
She says they have loads of room and have 
lots of fun puttering around re-doing the 
house. She asks any and all to stop by if 
they are in Vermont. 

Shirley Simonton Foster writes us from 
Charleston, S. Car., where she and her 
Navy husband are now. Have a very lush 
apartment with air conditioning, yet! 
However, they will be back in Norfolk, 
Va., soon, as Ralph has another year in 
the service. 

Bamba-Jean Stephenson Riedel and Ralph 
flew to the West Indies in June to visit 
his family there. Tell us more about it, 
B. J. Yes, the Philadelphia-So. Jersey 
Club is still active. President is: Mrs. 
L. A. Spalding (Natalie Whitaker x-'31), 
R. D. #1, Lafayette Rd., Colonial Village, 
Wayne, Penn. 

Phyllis Swett Stern thought that being 
3300 miles away was a good reason for 
not making the reunion, and I certainly 
agree. Her spirit was with us. Her hus- 
band. Buddy, is an assistant professor in 
the School of Fisheries at the University 



of Washington. They moved to Seattle 
last September and love it there. 

Sarah Taylor left her job with a bank 
in Bridgeport to do some traveling. First 
to Florida until June, and then on up to 
Maine for the summer. Where next? 
Have fun. 

Patricia Trammell Swanson is now living 
in Breckenridge, Tex., where her husband is 
in business. She taught dramatics this 
past year, and we hear that her one-act 
play was entered in the interscholastic 
league. 

Jane Wadhams Hazen is keeping out of 
trouble these days by caring for little Bet- 
sy and Linda and wouldn't trade it for 
anything. She and Chuck have purchased 
a five-room ranch house in Bloomfield, 
N. J. Sounds grand ! 

Judith Wilson was married last year to 
Richard T. Kelton and is now living at 48 
Lafayette Ave., Palmerton, Penn. 

Jacquelyn Word Stallings has moved to 
525 Cherry St., Clifton Heights, Penn. 
Her husband is interning at Hahnemann 
Hospital there. She would love to hear 
from any Lasellites down that way. 



1950 



Sally C. Hughes, Secretary 
102 Cabot St., Newton 58, Mass. 

Lillian I. Reese, Assistant 
46 Rawson Rd., Arlington 74, Mass. 

Our sincere sympathy to Roberta Cum- 
mings Banks whose father died in June, 
1954, and to Marjorie Gilbert whose father 
died in April, 1954. 

Engaged: Suzanne Clark to Donald A. 
Danielson. After Lasell, Suzanne grad- 
uated from the University of Vermont. 
She is on the faculty of the University of 
Bridgeport, in Connecticut, where she is 
working for her master's degree. Mr. 
Danielson was graduated in 1950 from 
St. Lawrence University and served with 
the field artillery in Korea. He is a staff 
assistant with the New York Telephone 
Co. 

Marcia Collingwood to Gerald Anthony 
Martin of Albuquerque, N. Mex. Mr. 
Martin attended the University of New 
Mexico and served with the Army in 
Korea. 

Mary Edmonds to Newell H. Golden, 
Jr. Mr. Golden graduated from Lafay- 
ette College and reported to the Army in 
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ident's office of Princeton University for 
the past two years. 

Mary Gamble to James Holker. Both 
Mary and Jim are graduates of the Uni- 
versity of Minnesota. Jim is working in 
Minneapolis. This past winter Mary and 
her parents spent five-and-a-half weeks 
touring. They visited West Palm Beach, 
Miami and other Florida vacation spots, 
as well as Havana and Veradero Beach, 
Cuba. On their way home they stopped 
at Washington, D. C, and Mary says she 
was fascinated by her first tour of the Cap- 
itol. The world traveler says this was 
her final fling of traveling for awhile. We 
wonder ! 

Joanne Harrington to Dr. Robert E. 
Price, Jr., of Newark, Del. Dr. Price was 
graduated from the University of Delaware, 
Hahnmann Medical School, and the Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania. Graduate School. 

Mary Nelson to Paul Sachs Weiss. Mr. 
Weiss attended the Middlesex School. He 
recently served two years with the Army 
Medical Corps in Europe and is now work- 
ing at Goldman Sachs & Co. in New York. 

Joan C. Wallace to Robert E. Billings 
of Cambridge, Mass. Mr. Billings is a 
graduate of Purdue, and is now an employ- 
ee with the Ruge-de-Forest Inc., consulting 
engineers in Cambridge. They are plan- 
ning a December wedding. Joan writes 
that she spent a week with Sally Griffith 
Mathews in Philadelphia this spring, then 
went west for about a month. 

Married: Mercedes Cuetara to Ensign 
C. Carsten Kavanagh, U. S. N. R., on May 
8, 1954, in Needham, Mass. 

Marilyn Hubner to Robert A. Sherwood, 
June 12, 1954, at the First Presbyterian 
Church in Mineola, N. Y. After a honey- 
moon trip to Daytona Beach, Fla., they 
are now settled in their apartment: 4 
Langdon Rd., Carle Place, L. I., N. Y. 
Marilyn is still working as a secretary at 
the U. S. Printing and Lithograph Co. 

Ariel Leonard to William Osborne Rob- 
inson on June 26, 1954. Barbara Chipman 
Will was one of the bridesmaids. Mr. 
Robinson attended Worcester Polytech- 
nic Institute and plans further study at 
tiie University of California in the fall. 

Patricia Lynch to Edward Vestal. They 
are now living in Aspen, Colo. Can any- 
one furnish us with more interesting facts 
on this? 

June Spottiswoode to Berni M. Beauliew 
of Xewton Centre, on June 19, 1954. 
Bridesmaids included Rhoda O'Donnell 
'47 and Barbara Palmer x-'50. June grad- 
uated from the Academic- Moderne in '51. 
Her husband served for three years with 



the Air Force and was graduated from 
Michigan State College in 1953. After a 
wedding trip to the Pocono Mountains, 
they have returned to Newton to live. 

Judith Wilder x-'50 to Edmund William 
Eveleigh Stein, in the Trinity Episcopal 
Church, Melrose, Mass., on June 12, 1954. 
Judith is a student at Boston University 
and an alumna of the School of Oral Hy- 
giene, University of Pennsylvania. Mr. 
Stein graduated from Phillips Exeter 
Academy, and Yale University, class of 
1951. He received an M. B. A. degree 
from the Harvard Graduate School of 
Business Administration. They plan to 
make their home in Cambridge. 

Born: To Joyce Davies Harrison, a daugh- 
ter, Gwyn, on February 19, 1954, weighing 

8 lbs. 12!/20Z- Joyce and husband Dirck 
live in Canajoharie, N. Y., on 40 Mill 
St. Joyce says they moved so Dirck doesn't 
have to commute to his job any more. 
She says, "We have a big house and an 
adorable baby." They have been making 
frequent return trips to their home town, 
while Dirck and a friend build a 21-foot 
boat. The Harrison family hopes to move 
back to Cooperstown during the months 
of July and August. Joyce states that she 
is now a member of the new-found species 
called "boat widows." We also hear from 
Joyce that her twin, Jean, has been told 
by her doctor to expect fireworks over 
the fourth of July — in the form of her 
second child. Some fireworks ! 

To Jean Stearns Gorman, a boy, William 
Hampton, III, born Christmas Day, 1953, 

9 lbs. 5 oz. Jean's other baby, Jannie, is 
now 16 months old. They expect to move 
into a new home in April and their new ad- 
dress is: 2160 Bent Lane, Bridgewater 
Farms, Chester, Penn. Jean says that Joan 
Antun Rednor and her husband, Charlie, 
were over to visit a while ago and they 
had a wonderful reunion. 

To Beverly Walker Ward, a daughter, 
Deborah Jane, weighing 6 lbs. 14V20Z., 
on May 31, 1954. 

Other News: Joan Antun Rednor writes 
she is working for the American Airlines. 
Her address is: 22-40 77th St., Jackson 
Heights, N. Y. She also told us that Nancy 
Frank Daly and Bill are back from Cali- 
fornia and are living at: 100-10 Strawberry 
Hill Ave., Stamford, Conn. Many of you 
may not have known that Nancy was mar- 
ried on March 7, 1953. Her husband went 
to Villanova and is now an Insurance Un- 
derwriter in New York City. 

June Handleman Gilmartin writes that 
her husband, Gil, is still in the Navy and 
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points out that she was kidded at Lasell 
for going to Miami and Bermuda in a 
six-month span, but since then she has 
been across the country six times, and to 
Hawaii and now Washington, D. C, since 
November of '52. The Gilmartins are 
hoping that he will be accepted for Sub- 
marine School in New London. Conn., 
after December so that they may be nearer 
Worcester and June's parents. June re- 
quests that our classmates give out with 
a little "info" on what they are doing, 
where they are, etc. In June's words, 
"We're interested." 

Our traveling secretary, Sally Hughes, 
is off again — this time to Europe. Sally 
sailed June 11th aboard the S. S. United 
States, destination Le Havre, France. She 
was in Paris July 14th for Bastille Day 
festivities. After leaving Paris, Sally 
planned on going to Heidelberg, Germany, 
to visit relatives. Her uncle is stationed 
there with the Army. Her itinerary also 
included a private audience with the Pope 
at his summer residence outside of Rome. 

On March 20, 1954, a gala reunion took 
place in Milton, Mass., when Harriet 
Schwarz '51 betrothed William Hamilton. 
Joan Le Frank '51 was Harriet's maid of 
honor and Ellie Barton and Helen Wether- 
bee were in the wedding party. Among 
the Lasellites present were Carmen Welch, 
Barbara Chace Parkins and her husband, 
Sally Hughes and Naomi Cox (a day back 
from Florida). Upon arrival at the re- 
ception, everyone was delighted at the 
music of Vic Dickinson and his Dixie- 
land band with George Wien, the owner 
of Storyland in Boston, at the piano. It 
was a very happy wedding indeed and the 
festivities continued later at a party at 
Harriet's house. 

Helen Panesis spent the month of Feb- 
ruary in Florida. She is a very good 
correspondent and says she had a letter 
from Winnie Olson Carlson who says that 
Carol Hanna Neubauer is in Rhode Is- 
land for a couple of months while her 
husband is at sea. Winnie now has two 
daughters. Helen says both Dotty Torner 
Monahan and Dee Slingerland (her mar- 
ried name unknown to us) have baby boys. 
Your reporters would love a little info, 
girls!! Also Helen reports that Lynne 
Kovalinas is working at Gimbel's in New 
York. 

Di Ramsey is still working in Simpson's 
in Toronto, Can., in the merchandise sam- 
ples office. Di says she receives samples 
from agents all over the world and is 
responsible for presenting them to the 
buyers in the store. 

Charmaine Talbot Swartz writes, "We 



are nicely settled here in Santa Ana where 
my husband is a 2nd Lt. in the U.S.M.C.R. 
stationed at El Toro Air Station. We 
were previously at Cherry Point, N. C, 
where I had a short visit with Beverly 
Taber Andrews '51. 

"Right now we're in the midst of birth- 
day candles, ribbon and wrappings to help 
our daughter, Deborah, celebrate her sec- 
ond birthday. A real exciting one too — 
she wants "Toy" — and said in her lan- 
guage you'd appreciate it more. 

"So anxious to catch up on Lasell news." 
Her address is: 13745% Wake Ave., 
Santa Ana, Calif. 

1951 

Mrs. Robert B. Borden 

(Barbara Adams), Secretary 

621 High Ridge Rd., Stamford, Conn. 

Mrs. Walter Perdue 

( Barbara Voorman ) , Assistant 

303 Mountain Ave., Ridgewood, N. J. 

Engaged: Doris Stewart to Richard Mid- 
dleton Davis. Doris is currently employed 
as a medical secretary in Montclair, N. J. 
Mr. Davis attended Georgia Institute of 
Technology. At present he is stationed 
with the Army at Fort Knox, Ky. 

Married: Barbara Adams to Robert B. 
Borden, of East Orange, N J., on June 7 r 
1954. They were married in the Branford 
College Chapel, Yale University, and a 
reception followed at the Trumbull Col- 
lege Room. Barbara Voorman Perdue was 
the matron of honor. After their honey- 
moon in New Jersey and Virginia, they 
plan to live in Washington, D. C. As 
their address will be temporary, please 
continue to use the one at the top of this 
column. 

Joan Cardinal to Donald F. MacMurray, 
on April 24, 1954. A reception was held 
at Joan's home. Mr. MacMurray served 
with the Air Force in Korea. 

Marion Finke x-'51 to Dana Martin 
Berntson, on April 3, 1954. Marion at- 
tended Spencer Business College and was 
employed by Schenectady Branch of the 
Rochester Ordnance District. The bride- 
groom attended Lowell schools and was 
graduated from Tufts College, Medford, 
Mass., where he was a member of Delta 
Tau Delta fraternity. He was formerly 
employed in the apparatus sales division of 
the General Electric Co. Lt. Berntson is 
now on active duty with the Army Ord- 
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signment at Camp Kilmer, N. J. 

Priscilla Freeman to Lt. John Elwood 
McCartney, U. S. A. F., of Bronxville, 
N. Y., on April 24, 1954. Mary Jane 
White was one of the attendants. Lt. Mc- 
Cartney was graduated from Lehigh Uni- 
versity in 1953. He expects to report for 
active duty with the Air Force soon. 

Joan Groccia Griffith writes from 17 
Matheson Rd., Columbus, Ga., "Well, here 
I am married; May 22nd was the big day 
and it took place at the Martha Mary 
Chapel in South Sudbury with reception at 
the Wayside Inn. That is where Cinny 
Stanley Spicer got married and it surely 
is a beautiful spot. My husband is from 
Wellesley, Mass., and his name is Carroll 
Potter Griffith, Jr., but everybody calls 
him 'Pete.' He graduated from Harvard 
in 1953 and now is a 2nd Lt. in the Army 
(field art'y.) stationed here at Fort Ben- 
ning, Ga. He is planning to go to the Har- 
vard Business School after his term in the 
Army. He would like to go into banking. 

"I had one maid of honor and one 
bridesmaid. Our best man was the boy 
that introduced us. The only Lasellite 
that was able to attend was Carol Bancroft 
and she looked just wonderful and will 
be quite an artist someday. 

"We had a 7:30 p.m. candlelight serv- 
ice and it was really beautiful. I wore 
a ballerina length white gown with a fitted 
bodice and Chantilly lace. We had my 
mother's headpiece made over and so I 
had a fingertip veil using her crown. 

"Had a wonderful honeymoon at Myr- 
tle Beach, S. Car., for a week-and-a-half, 
where we just basked in the sun and bowled 
and played carpet golf. One day we went 
to the famous Brookgreen Gardens about 
15 miles away. There, they had quite a 
collection of sculpture from artists all 
over the world. The gardens were beau- 
tiful, made up of those weird 'live' oaks 
with the moss hanging from them. 

"We are now here in Columbus and 
expect to be here for some time. Pete 
has 16 more months to serve, although 
we are not exactly sure it will be here 
for the rest of the time. We have a darling 
apartment which is more like a little 
house because there are only three apart- 
ments to a building and they are ranch 
style and quite modern. 

"It is very difficult to get a job in this 
part of the country and right now I have 
two part-time jobs. One, which is very 
interesting, is in the First National Bank. 
Being an Army wife has its handicaps as 
far as getting jobs is concerned." 

Marilyn Mackie x-'51 to Theodore 



Frankenbach. Marilyn was graduated from 
Middlebury College and Ted from Dart- 
mouth. 

Janet Wyman to Carlton James Meade 
of Middletown, N. Y., on June 19, 1954. 
Cora Wyman Mugford x-'50 was her sis- 
ter's matron of honor. Peggyanne Riker 
Miller '51 and Claire McHugh '52 were 
bridesmaids. Mr. Meade graduated in 
1950 from Tufts College and is a veteran 
of three years' service in the Navy. After 
their wedding trip to Cape Cod they are 
making their home at: 717 Mt. Airy Ave., 
Bethlehem, Penn. 

Born: To Betty Baumbach Hyne, a daugh- 
ter, Elizabeth Ann, on June 3, 1954. Bet- 
ty's address is: 14 Kelsey Ave., Hunting- 
ton Station, N. Y. 

To Joann Claflin Campbell, a daughter, 
Deborah, on November 11, 1953, weigh- 
ing 8 lbs. 9 02. Joann writes that she 
and her husband are very happy in their 
new home they have just bought: 20 Shep- 
ard Lane, Shrewsbury, Mass. 

To Betty Vollmer Muir, a daughter, 
Debra Lee, on May 2, 1954. Betty's other 
daughter, Barbara Lynn, our Class Baby, 
is now two years and eight months old. 
Her address is: 134 Smith Dr., E. Hart- 
ford, Conn. 

Other News: Nancie Green Curry and her 
husband are moving to Rochester, N. Y., 
in July. At present they have a little girl 
Ellen Luanne, who was a year old in June, 
but another baby is expected in Novem- 
ber. 

We have recently learned that Linda 
Heather Venezia's husband, Michael, was 
graduated from Fordham in 1952. He is 
now in the Army, working at the Pentagon 
in Washington, D. C. They are living at 
101 Greenwood Dr., Falls Church, Va. 

Bobbie Hill Breen has done a wonder- 
ful job in giving us the following infor- 
mation: She had a daughter, Patricia Ann, 
born December 20, 1953, weighing 7 lbs. 
2 oz. Janet Woodward Powers has a son, 
John, Jr., born in November, 1953; Sue 
Goetz Preston, a daughter, Diane Elizabeth, 
weighing 8 lbs. 2 oz., on April 19, 1954; 
Ginny Starck Redmond, a daughter on 
March 8, 1954, weighing 9 lbs. 1 oz. Betty 
Lyons x-'51 and Bill Wilson are engaged. 
Jodi Barnett is also engaged. Does any- 
one know anything more about these im- 
portant events? Bobbie also writes that 
she and Jimmy arc in an apartment at 
121 Verbena Ave., Floral Park, L. I., N. Y. 
Jimmy arrived home from Korea three 
clays before Patti was born and he was 
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In a very newsy letter from Beverly 
Pink Reynolds she tells us that she and 
her husband are planning a trip through 
New England this summer, and hope to 
see a few friends from Lasell as well as 
the school itself. Bev's husband, Cal, is 
doing real well after graduating from 
Syracuse College of Forestry. He has been 
working for the City of Rochester for just 
two years and was recently promoted to 
the position of city forester. It certainly 
is something to be proud of, Bev. 

Was glad to hear from Elaine Quavillon 
Tull who is in Norfolk, Va., with her 
husband, Allan, a Navy man. She writes 
that they will be living there until Oc- 
tober at least. Elaine enclosed a picture of 
their son, David Allan, taken when he was 
nine months old. She says, "He hasn't 
changed since then (maybe a little bigger), 
though he is now eleven months old. He 
is starting to walk now and has two lower 
front teeth." 

Nancy Rice is now going to dietary 
school in New York. 

Marcia Staats Lusardi's husband, James 
Proctor, is a veteran of two years in the 
Air Force. He is planning to continue 
his education, after he graduates from 
Lafayette in '55, at Yale University, where 
he hopes to do graduate work for his 
doctorate in English. At Marcia's wedding 
Nancy Cusack Smith was matron of honor ; 
Carol Staats '54 was maid of honor and 
the bridesmaids were : Margaret Warren, 
Beverly Pink Reynolds and Claire Showell 
'52. At the present time the Lusardis' ad- 
dress is: 14 Sullivan Village, Lafayette 
College, Penn. 

After many months in Korea, Laure 
Stauffer Hubbell's husband is home and out 
of the Marines. 

Nancy Topping Heely's husband, Leroy, 
works in the sales department of Prince 
Matcbabelli, Inc., in New York. Their ad- 
dress is: 18 Engle St., Tenafly, N. J. 

Mici Trimby is leaving for San Antonio, 
Tex., for a short stay. Would love to hear 
about your trip and yourself, Mici. 

Barbara Voorman Perdue (that's me) 
spent a very wonderful honeymoon in 
Bermuda. Was so surprised to meet Miss 
Rothenberger walking along the street in 
Hamilton and learned that 45 Lasell girls 
were vacationing at the Elbow Beach 
Club. Am now working for a lawyer in 
Ridgewood, N. J., and, although the 
legal terms are still way over my head, 
I enjoy the work very much. 

Please let us hear from you all with just 
a little news and pictures. Everyone looks 
forward to reading about the Class of 1951 
and only you can make that possible. 



1952 

Suzanne G. Baney, Secretary 

125 Northfield Ave., Apt. D-l 

West Orange, N. J. 

Terry Wingate, Assistant 

353 Old Mamaroneck Rd. 

White Plains, N. Y. 

The Class of 1952 extends deep and 
sincere sympathy to Betty Griffin whose 
father passed away on June 20th. 

Engaged: Joan Awad to Richard Elias of 
Charleston, W. Va., in May. Mr. Elias at- 
tended the University of Michigan and 
graduated from the University of West 
Virginia. He is now studying at the Col- 
lege of Physicians & Surgeons at Columbia. 
Joan and Dick plan to be married April 
29, 1955. 

Betty Lou Foy to William I. Reid, Jr., 
of Saylesville, R. I., and Touisset, Mass. 
Betty is secretary to the provost of Brown 
University. Mr. Reid was graduated from 
Moses Brown School and will receive his 
degree from Brown University in June, 
1955, at which time he will also be com- 
missioned an ensign. He is a member of 
Phi Gamma Delta. 

Audrey McKay to Lt. Gerald W. Kirk- 
lighter of Jacksonville, Fla. Lt. Kirklighter 
is a graduate of Boston College. He 
served for 14 months in Korea with the 
45th Infantry, recently returned, and was 
aide to General Harvey Fischer, com- 
mander of the division. Lt. Kirklighter is 
now stationed at Fort Bragg, N. C. Audrey 
and Jerry plan to be married January 22, 
1955. 

Joan Peterson to Ens. John F. Devlin, 
USN, of North Abington. Ens. Devlin 
graduated from Holy Cross College and 
Officers' Candidate School, Newport, R. I. 

Emily Pitkin to Barton Hurd of Utica, 
N. Y., on June 26th. Mr. Hurd is a 
graduate of Colgate University, Class of 
1954. 

Claire Showell to Jack Marvel of Wil- 
mington, Del., on June 26th. Mr. Marvel 
attended Franklin & Marshall College, 
Lancaster, Pa., and Princeton University. A 
fall wedding is planned. 

Married: Priscilla Clark to Richard Chal- 
mers Green, on June 19th, at the Newton 
Highlands Congregational Church. After 
a wedding trip through New England, they 
are now living at 227 Concord St., Fram- 
ingham, Mass. Priscilla is still a medical 
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working for the Dennison Manufacturing 
Company in Framingham. 

Dana Dyer to Donald James Downing of 
Lincoln, Mass., on May 29th. Mr. Down- 
ing graduated from Huntington School for 
Boys and Babson Institute. The Downings 
are now living in Seattle where Don is a 
wholesale electric supply salesman. Their 
address is: 2215 E. 95th St., Seattle 5, 
Wash. 

Ruth Easterlind to Richard Wallace 
Cederberg, of Attleboro, in May. Mr. 
Cederberg prepared at Tabor Academy for 
Tufts College, School of Engineering. Af- 
ter a wedding trip to Lake Mohawk, N. Y., 
they are living in Attleboro. 

Dolores Eck x-'52 to Oliver D. Ellis, Jr., 
on May 8th, in Cape Elizabeth, Me. Their 
address is: 214 Brighton Ave., Portland, 
Me. 

Suzanne Ewer x-'52 to Bruce Hamilton 
Palmer, of Wellesley Hills, on June 26th, 
at the Martha Mary Chapel in Sudbury, 
Mass. Mr. Palmer graduated from the 
Nobel and Greenough School and from 
Williams College, where he was a mem- 
ber of Zeta Psi Fraternity. He received 
the Hubbard-Hutchinson Prize Fund 
award from Williams College and will 
study at the University of Aix Marseilles. 
They sailed on the Queen Elizabeth and 
will live in the vicinity of Nice, France, 
for two years after a tour of France, Italy 
and Germany. 

Marianna Firebaugh to Lawrence D. 
Burgund of Summit, N. J., April 24th. 
Lois Van der Feen and Mary Givan Bath 
were attendants. Mr. Burgund is a graduate 
of Michigan State, served with the Marines 
during World War II and is with the 
FBI. The Burgunds went to Bermuda on 
their honeymoon and are living at 754 
Scotland Rd., Orange, N. J. Marianna is 
working two days a week at Lord & 
Taylor. 

Marie Piotti to Lt. Frederick Collins 
Maier, USA, in April, at the Sacred Heard 
Church, Newton Centre. Marjorie Piotti 
'55 was maid of honor, and Barbara Smith 
and Edna Day were among the bridesmaids. 
Lt. Maier, a member of Alpha Theta Chi 
fraternity, was graduated from Norwich 
University. After a motor trip to northern 
New York and Canada, Lt. Maier left for 
Europe. 

Barbara Pixler to Charles Edwin White- 
hurst, on April 19th. 

Roslyn Rowell to Alfred Norman 
Levesque, on May 28th, in Dover, N. H. 
Mr. Levesque served with the U. S. Navy 
during the Korean conflict. Al and Roz's 
address is: 10 Church St., Newton, Mass. 



Marguerite Rudolf to John F. Mesinger, 
in Pelham Manor, on June 12th. Frances 
Peters was honor attendant. Mr. Mesinger 
was graduated from Hamilton College, 
received his master's degree from Butler 
University and is now doing doctoral re- 
search at Purdue University. Marge and 
John made a wedding trip to Bermuda 
and now reside in West Lafayette, Ind. 

Carole Smith to Ensign Marvin Howard 
Diamond, of Philadelphia, on April 25th, 
in Magnolia, Mass. Ensign Diamond at- 
tended Temple University and then was 
stationed at Quonset Point, R. I. Marvin 
and Carole spent their honeymoon in Port 
Leydoe, North Africa, and will remain 
there until October. 

Born: To Roberta Benvenuti Flanagan, a 
second son, born April 10th. The baby's 
name is Michael John Patrick (the name 
is probably longer than he is) and he 
weighed 8 lbs., 8 oz. at birth. 

To Joan Fischer Bell, a boy, Thomas on 
June 6, weighing 7 lbs., 7 oz. Joan says, 
"Everything is just fine and my new address 
is: 154 Maple St., Summit, N. J." 

Other News: Gloria Lewis Mahoney x-'52, 
Mary Miller Henrique and Carolyn Powers 
were on campus Alumnae Day. 

Joan Beresford Lindquist says, "We have 
just moved into our new home at 15 Drury 
Lane, Wakefield, Mass., and expect a baby 
around the first of August." 

Carol Bresnahan x-'52 wrote that she 
had moved from Arlington, Mass., to 78- 
10 34th Ave., Jackson Heights, L. I., N. Y., 
and is now an airline hostess for Trans 
World Airlines, based out of New York. 

Betsy Brown Cramer, Bruce and the baby 
are moving to Texas soon. We'll have their 
address after they get settled. 

Patricia Eddy Gesler x-'52 of 1601 New 
Jersey Ave., New Castle, Del., visited the 
Lasell campus on April 21st while on a 
vacation trip. 

Carol Frank sailed for Europe for the 
summer on June 23rd. I'll bet you'll have 
a real gay time, Carol. 

Nancy Gray Mulcahy's present address 
is: Trailer Court #1, Lot 260, Fort Bragg, 
N. C. Nancy says, "I have been down here 
for the past year as my husband is with 
the 82nd Airborne Division. We now 
have a daughter, Susan Diane, who was 
born March 8, 1954. Dana Dyer Downing 
is now living in Seattle, Wash., so I won't 
see my roommate very often." 

Freddie Holt graduated from Katharine 
Gibbs in New York in June. Freddie plans 
to "land that job" towards the end of the 
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Freddie and has already "landed" her job. 
What's the name of the place, Sudi? 

I understand Ginnie Johnson was in 
Europe this summer. Let's hear about it, 
Gin! 

Joan Krummel Limmer is living in East 
Orange, N. J., with her parents while Ed 
serves with Uncle Sam. 

Nancy Molumphy x-'52 graduated from 
the University of Connecticut in June. She 
has what sounds like a very good job as 
assistant food supervisor with the Southern 
New England Telephone Company in 
Hartford. Nice going, Mo ! 

Nina Nutt Ratner and Larry flew to 
Europe for several months this summer. 
The trip was a gift from Larry's parents 
on his graduation from Harvard University 
this past June. 

"Missy" Paulmier Lavery and Gene are 
the proud owners of a very quaint and 
cute station wagon in which they plan to 
spend some weekends at the Cape during 
their summers. 

It was "California Here I Come" for 
"Purcie" Purcell and Jo Raynal this sum- 
mer. How was the Coast, gals? 

"Bobbie" Rost surprised and delighted us 
all when she put in an appearance at the 
New Jersey Alumnae Club luncheon in 
May. Good to see you, Bobbie! 

Nancie Shean spent some time in Florida 
this winter and loved it so much she de- 
cided to stay. She's secretary to the Chief 
Building Inspector in Fort Lauderdale and 
her address is: 836 N. E. 5th Ave., Fort 
Lauderdale, Fla. 

Massachusetts' loss is New Jersey's gain. 
Nancy Slattery Haskins and Dan now live 
in East Orange. Dan is with the National 
City Bank in New York. Slats says, "Looks 
like we're here to stay for a while so here's 
my address (HINT!): 70 South Munn 
Ave., East Orange, N. J." 

All of you in the Westchester County, 
N. Y., area won't be able to miss Didi 
Vail these days. She's bounding about in 
a new turquoise and white Chevie con 
vertible ! 

Dottie Webb visited campus on April 
20, 1954, and it was good to see her. She 
is still at Springfield College. 

Barbara "Willie" Wulbrede graduated 
from Springfield College on June 12th. I 
understand that she has been offered some 
very handsome teaching prospects to choose 
from for next year. Let us know your 
choice, Willie. 

Hope you all had wonderful summers. 
Remember — we want to hear about them 
(and any other news, too). Why not sit 
right down now, while you're thinking of 
it, and drop a note to your Class Secretary? 



1953 

Althea E. Janke, Secretary 
227 Hamilton Rd., Ridgewood, N. J. 

Mrs. Roland A. Nesslingeb. 

(Sylvia Pfeiffer), Assistant 

123 East Argyle St., Valley Stream, N. Y. 

Reunion News: It was good to welcome the 
following girls back on campus for their 
first reunion: Joan Antupit, Eleanor Biggs, 
Nancy Bilezikian, Patricia Binks, Priscilla 
Boggs, Carol Bridgetts, Janet Chase, Nancy 
Chase, Mary Lou Cooke, Jane Corbin, 
Barbara Crossley, Connie Cullman, Nancy 
Davis, Rachel Davis Van Leer, Shirley De- 
Mund, Mary Ann Donahue, Evelyn Earle, 
Joan Eckert, Silvia Faccio, Sally Garratt, 
Marjorie Goggin, Carolyn Goodell, Elaine 
Harper, Marie Kaden, Christine Kearns, 
Jane Kenneally, Elsie Knaus, Mary Ruth 
Krebs, Theresa Lopas, Marilyn Lyons, June 
Martin, Lillian Medhurst, Betty Jane 
Mount, Charlotte Nilson Carder, Barbara 
Palumbo, Isabel Paolillo, Sylvia Pfeiffer 
Nesslinger, Nancy Preston, Beverly Sawdey. 
Jean Schur, Joan Sevigny, Carolyn Simpson, 
Jean Smith, Olga Suro, Audrey Thompson, 
Beverly Thornton, Jane Watson and Lois 
Wilkes. 

Mae Donahue did a splendid job as 
chairman. Our reunion luncheon was held 
at the Pillar House, on June 5, 1954. A 
get-together took place at 1 :00 p.m. and 
luncheon was served at 2 :00 p.m. There 
was an excellent turnout of about eighty 
girls and we are sure everyone had a won- 
derful time. Thanks also go to Kav Dolan, 
Sally Garratt, Shirley Vara, Mary Ann 
Whitney and Jean Fager, all of whom 
helped a great deal to make the reunion a 
successful one. 

Engaged: Molly Bondareff to Charles 
Krakauer on May 29, 1954. Charlie is a 
graduate of M.I.T. At present he is in the 
Army stationed in New Mexico. No wed- 
ding date has been set, but Molly is up in 
the clouds, as all can imagine. Best wishes, 
Molly. 

Mary Burke to Jerome C. Blackwood of 
Harborcreek, Penn. Mr. Blackwood grad- 
uated from Cathedral School, Erie, Penn., 
and was graduated magna cum laude from 
Colgate University, where he was elected 
to Phi Beta Kappa. He is now studying at 
Harvard University School of Business Ad- 
ministration. 

Sally Churchill to Ronald T. Lowell. Mr. 
Lowell attended Cushing Academy and 
Becker Junior College. He was recently 
discharged from the Army after spending 
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Myrna Pasternak to Dr. Robert Kahan. 
Dr. Kahan, an alumnus of Ohio State 
University, is completing his studies at 
the Long Island University College of 
Podiatry. 

June Martin to Robert Godfrey. A De- 
cember wedding is planned. Bob is ex- 
pected home from Korea in November. 

Jeanette Roberts to Ellsworth G. Mann, 
Jr. The announcement was made at a 
family dinner party held at The Chimes in 
Paramus, N. J. Elli is attending Lowell 
Technological Institute, Lowell, Mass. 

Married: Carol Buthray to Charles F. De- 
Waele on May 22, 1954. Carol's address is: 
12 Chestnut Hill Rd., Oxford, Mass. 

Dorothy Day to Linne Rolf Bardarson, 
on June 12, 1954, in Seattle, Wash. Mr. 
Bardarson is attending the University of 
Washington and is a member of Theta 
Delta Chi Fraternity. He is working in 
Alaska, but returned to Seattle for the 



wedding and honeymoon. Dot plans to 
go to summer school, but will join Linne 
in Alaska in August. They both plan to 
return to Seattle for their fall semester 
at the university. 

Audrey Felzenberg to Harold Silberman. 
We are sorry we can't report further about 
their happy event, except for the new ad- 
dress, which is: 4132 West Pine, St. Louis 
8, Mo. 

Karen Floberg to Norris Kessler Levis, 
Jr., on June 12, 1954. They were married 
in Rochester, N. Y., and will set up house- 
keeping at 1711 Melrose St., Rockford, 
111. Mr. Levis graduated with the Class of 
'51 from the University of Florida and is 
now in the real estate business. 

Shirley Gibbons to Roland San Soucie 
on June 12, 1954. We would love to hear 
all the details of the wedding and where 
you will be living, Shirley. 

Elinor Johnson of S. Sudbury to Ens. 
William Palmer, USN, of W. Hartford, 



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MORE OF CLASS OF 1953— 1st REUNION 
Seated, left to right: Lillian L. Medhurst, Olga M. Suro, Sally A. Churchill 
(behind), Carolyn G. Martin, Janet D. Pearson (behind), Gloria J. Bottazzi, 
Barbara A. Bytner, Maureen E. Fagan (behind), Sylvia M. Faccio, Janet R. 
Gleason, Leonora M. Coronella, Nancy M. Bilezikian, and Stephanie J. Wennberg. 
Standing: Nancy Kittell Martin, Elsie M. Knaus, Mary E. Kenney, Sally A. 
Garratt, Eugenia Snow Averill, Patricia Ripley Petit, Jean E. Fager, Harriet E. 
Hickok, Barbara A. Ronan, Catherine H. Fay, Marjorie E. Goggin, and Mary R. 

Krebs. 



Conn. Charlotte Nilson Carder was matron- 
of-honor. The wedding took place at Mar- 
tha-Mary Chapel and a reception followed 
at Wayside Inn. Ens. Palmer is a graduate of 
Williston Academy, and Yale, Class of 
1953. They are planning to live at Long 
Beach, Calif. 

Betsy Keys to Thomas P. Gage, on June 
19, 1954. They were married at 3:00 p.m. 
in the garden of Betsy's home. Tom re- 
ceived his B.S. degree in agriculture from 
the University of Vermont. He was com- 
missioned a second lieutenant in the Army. 
Betsy and Tom went to Canada for their 
honeymoon and will live in Bay Head, 
N. J., until October when they will move 
to Fort Benning, Ga., where Tom will be 
stationed. 

Mary Olwine to George Henry Addison 
Fisk, 2nd, of Wilmington, Del. A recep- 
tion was given at Mary's home. Can any- 
one give us Mary's new address? 



Elsie Pardee to Eugene Arthur Collins, 
on June 27, 1954, at Kingston, N. Y. Mr. 
Collins is now in the Navy and they are 
living at: 1712 First Ave., New York, 
N. Y. He is a senior at Cortland State 
Teacher's College and plans to continue 
his education after his tour of duty in the 
Navy. 

Judith Anne Robinson to Richard C. An- 
drews at the First Presbyterian Church in 
Elko, Nev. Judith is employed as a secre- 
tary to the Director of Admissions at Pine 
Manor Junior College. Her husband was 
graduated from the University of Idaho 
and did graduate work at M.I.T. He is 
commissioned as a lieutenant, USAF, and 
is now awaiting his orders. 

Born: To Florence Alexander Faerman 
x-'53, a daughter, Lisa Margo, on May 
18th, weighing 7 lbs. 1 oz. Florence and 
Don are living at: 122 Sunnyside, Montreal, 
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To Molly McBride Kalogeros, a son, 
Robert Roland, on June 8, 1954, weighing 
8 lbs. and measuring 19 1 /) inches. 

Other News: Here is an excerpt from a 
letter written to Sylvia Nesslinger by Sally 
Garratt: "Dee Barton called from Logan 
Airport. She's an airline hostess for Ameri- 
can and had a short stop-over. I've never 
heard anyone so excited about her job. 
She really loves it! On a flight to Cin- 
cinnati she had a stop-over in Dayton and 
called Sue Ziehler and Suzy hopped aboard 
and flew with Dee to Cincinnati and back." 
Sounds like you're having lots of fun, 
Dee. 

Lynn Davis Cummins' husband has 
been in the Army since about Christmas 
time, but we have no other news from her. 
How about it, Lynn? 

Kathryn Dolan has graduated from New- 
ton- Wellesley Hospital as a medical tech- 
nician. Congratulations, Kay. 

Mae Donahue was recently elected Re- 
cording Secretary of the Greater Boston 
Lasell Club. Best of luck in your new 
capacity, Mae. 

Catherine Fay graduated from the Chand- 
ler School for Women and hopes to be 
living in New York City by this coming 
fall. 

Nancy Fitzpatrick has been going to 
Plattsburg State Teachers College and is 
studying nursing. In June Nancy left for 
Albany where she will be doing two years 
of work at the Albany Hospital. 

Joan Kelly is attending B. U. and has 
been initiated into one of the sororities 
there. 

Mary Kenney is now working as a re- 
ceptionist in the Suffolk First Federal 
Savings and Loan Association of Suffolk 
County. Mary says she really likes these 
"banking hours." 

Claire La Liberte is working in the 
Branch Division of Filene's. 

Betty Anne Nuovo is working in Rap- 
pers' Company. We would really like to 
know more, Betty. 

Evelyn Shanks is now an assistant buyer 
and has charge of Gilchrist's five branch 
stores, which entails a lot of traveling. 
Sounds just up your alley, Lyn. Congratula- 
tions! 

Mary Wellington is in the Junior Execu- 
tive training Group at Grover Cronin's in 
Waltham, Mass. 

Nancy Yager is on the training squad 
in Kess' in Newark. 

Attention '53ers! As you have gathered 
from this edition, there wasn't too much 
news! Please write to Sylvia or Althea any 



bit of news you hear so that it will be 
published in the next issue. We will try 
to keep in touch with as many as possible, 
but we would also appreciate it if you 
got in touch with either Sylvia or me 
(Althea). Thanks! 

1954 



Elizabeth A. Lindsay, Secretary 
59 Cambridge Rd., Great Neck, N. Y. 

Martha J. Ellis, Assistant 
56 Hinckley Rd., Waban, Mass. 

Patricia M. LaSelva, Assistant 
123 Bow St., Medford, Mass. 

Ann Lethbridge, Assistant 
75 Lake Rd., Short Hills, N. J. 

We want to bring to your attention the 
fact that we are interested in anything 
and everything that happens to you: where 
you are living, what you are doing, mar- 
ried or single. Remember everything is of 
interest ! Be sure to let us have all the 
news. 

Engaged: Marjorie Bell to Christie Dens- 
more Harding. As we heard it, they will 
be married in September. Let us have 
more news, please. 

Sylvia Caruso x-'54 to John W. Schmidt, 
Jr., USMC, of Salem, Ore. 

Sue Collins to Byron Cleveland of Law- 
rence, Mass., in August. Byron is a gradu- 
ate of Babson Institute. Let's hear more. 

Mary Kallenberg x-'54 to Trachy Eslava, 
USN, of Caldwell, N. J. Mary is employed 
by New Jersey Bell Telephone Co. in East 
Orange as a service representative. 

Jean Keough to Peter Ward, of Harris- 
burg, Pa. Best of good luck should be ex- 
tended for we understand the big day will 
be October 9th. The Wards will re- 
side in Pennsylvania after the wedding. 
Don't forget to let us know your new ad- 
dress before the next issue. 

Helen Wood to James Queenan, of 
Waban, Mass., on August 28th. Jim's 
still in the Army and is stationed at Fort 
Dix. He graduated from Boston College 
last June. 

Married: Dirci Berni x-'54 to Norris Hoit 
Bussell, Oil October 9, 1953. Mr. Bussell 
is a Marine Instructor in Electronics and 
Dirci is working for the San Francisco 
Federal Reserve Bank. Their present ad- 
dress is: 4605 Balboa St., Apt. 5, San 
Francisco, Calif. We understand they like 
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Mary Elizabeth Bolster to Elmon C. Starr 
on June 10th. Sue Johnson was maid of 
honor and Priscilla Van Dine was also in 
the wedding party. 

Frances Everets to Gerald Eliot Rosser, 
of Brookline. They plan to live in Brook- 
line, after a wedding trip to Bermuda. Let 
us have your new address as soon as pos- 
sible, please. 

Elizabeth Forsythe x-'54 to Hudson 
Howes Baxter, on November 7, 1953. Mr. 
Baxter has one more year in the United 
States Coast Guard. Betty studied at the 
Cape Cod Secretarial School this summer 
and is now working for Mr. Sykes in the 
law firm of Wilson and Sykes in Hyannis. 
Her address is: 20 Harvard St., Hyannis, 
Mass. 

Sheila McLaughlin x-'54 to William J. 
Dunne, on June 26th. 

Wendy Paul to Donald Robert Doughty, 
on June 26th, in Newton Highlands Con- 
gregational Church. Let us hear more 
from you, Wendy. 

Madlyn Pizzeri x-'54 to William F. Fox, 
USA, on July 4, 1953. Their present ad- 
dress: 52 Long Ave., Framingham, Mass. 

Deborah Potter to Robert Waugh. Bob 
comes from Andover and was graduated 
from Lowell Tech this past June. They 
are now living in New Hampshire. 

Other News: Tuesday nights during the 
summer saw many of the day hops gather 
for some coke, cookies, brownies, and 
gossip. Among the hostesses were: Hopie 
Duguid, Martha Ellis, Carole Gaysunas, 
Helen Wood, Joan Fuller, Beverly Bruce 
and Lorraine Nelson. Even the hurricane 
didn't hinder the girls — they came from 
all over, conquered the debris, and rested 
safely in Joan Fuller's haven ! Those 
"steadies" (who never missed a Tuesday 
meeting) now call themselves the "Lonely 
Hearts Club." 

Grace Adamian just plain loafed all sum- 
mer, but come fall she is planning to look 
for a job as assistant dietitian in some 
hospital. Happy hunting, Grace! 

Gloria Becker x-'54 is the private secre- 
tary to the Assistant Advertising Manager 
of CIBA Pharmaceutical Products of Sum- 
mit, N. J. Gloria is pinned to Thomas 
Liddy, also of Summit. Tom is studying to 
be a dermatologist at Rutgers University. 

Attention Ann Beebe: How about tell- 
ing us of your wonderful new job in a 
T. V. studio? 

Joan Blackburn has been counselor at 
a Girl Scout camp this past summer; how- 
ever, in September her fun days will be 
over and she will begin her studies at the 
Forsyth Dental Infirmary. 



Adrianne Borden has had wonderful suc- 
cess with her ice cream stand on the Cape. 
Many of the Lasellites who have stopped 
there could not stop raving. Congratu- 
lations ! 

Beverly Bruce is employed at the Liberty 
Mutual Rehabilitation Center. She's still 
happily engaged to Art and was a charm- 
ing hostess on one of those Tuesday 
night gatherings. 

Sue Carson spent a few weeks this sum- 
mer visiting her sister in Virginia. She 
will be working in Boston in the fall. 
How about letting us know your Boston 
address, Sue? 

Ann Chidsey is working as a secretary 
to a vice president in one of the banks in 
New Haven. 

Sheila Collins spent the summer working 
for her father in his dry goods store in 
North Brookfield, Mass. Sheila is think- 
ing about going on to school in the fall 
to study teaching. 

Judie Connor and Ann Lethbridge are 
section managers in Hahn & Company in 
Newark, N. J. After summering on the 
Cape, Janet Hatch plans to join the group. 

What did Dawdy Dawson do this sum- 
mer? She spent it getting used to the 
new car she is sporting these days. Much 
happiness with it, Dawdy. 

All we hear from Hope Duguid is "Dr. 
Heels, Dr. Heels, Dr. Heels!" Her job 
is just wonderful and she reports that 
thousands of babies are being born. And 
this is important — she's having abso- 
lutely no trouble with shorthand! The 
Cape saw a lot of Hopie this summer — 
she just recently learned how to skim over 
the water on water skis ! 

We understand that Carolyn Durphey 
was married in July to a young man from 
Bermuda. We would all appreciate hear- 
ing a little more about it. 

Martha Ellis is working in the Advertis- 
ing Department of The Boston Post. She 
accompanied Hopie Duguid and Carole 
Gaysunas on some of those Cape Cod 
jaunts. She, like Hope, attempted water 
skiing! 

Betty Engel x-'54 is flying to Bermuda 
August 28th for a week of sun, sand, surf 
and sleep. Betty is taking time off from 
her technician job in the physical testing 
laboratory of the Celanese Corporation 
of America in Summit, N. J. 

Polly Farrell attended U. N. H. summer 
school and plans on entering Syracuse this 
fall. Best of luck with the new social 
season. 

Ask Carol Farmer about her 4th of July 
weekend ! She's now working at the Bos- 
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Chatham Bars Inn, in Chatham, was the 
summer- employment home of Cynthia 
Fisher and Janet Welch. Their latest plans 
include sharing an apartment with Martha 
Ellis in Boston. Visitors are welcome, as 
soon as the girls find a place ! 

Dorothy Fletcher of Concord, N. H., 
became engaged during the summer to 
Alan ??? and that's all we know. Please, 
Dot, let us have some news. 

Joan Fuller has been selected by Grover 
Cronin Department Store in Waltham to 
be on their "Jet" training squad. Congrat- 
ulations ! The night after the hurricane 
Joan entertained a few guests, by candle- 
light, in her home in Arlington. Those 
invited found it difficult to reach her 
house — no street lights, and collapsed 
trees blocked the way ! But the brownies 
were delicious ! 

Carol Guysunas is working at the Chil- 
dren's Hospital, and she does some ac- 
counting ! Carole, her mother, and her 
little brother entertained at their weekend 
abode in Buzzards Bay during Carole's 
vacation. 

Anna May George spent the summer 
relaxing between the Cape and her home. 

Marlene Haake spent a week with Joyce 
Fuller in Waterville, Me. Both girls spent 
the summer relaxing. 

Franny Hayden is working at the St. 
Francis Hospital and is sporting a Lambda 
Chi pin. How about letting us know your 
new Hartford address? 

Priscilla Head has an interesting job 
as a secretary in the Legal Department of 
the Newton-Wellesley Hospital. This 
job also requires Pris to go to court 
sometimes. You should hear her tell of 
the interesting cases she handles ! 

Joan Hildebrandt wrote in September 
saying that she is doing clerical work in 
the Personnel Division of Employee Re- 
lations at Esso Standard Oil Co. in New 
York. "So far it is just great! ... I really 
do like this department and thus far am 
hoping to work my way up in it rather 
than be transferred to another department." 
Joan is thinking about going to school 
evenings in order to complete the work 
for a degree. Let us hear more from you 
later, Joan. 

Barbara Holmstead is working for two 
doctors on Beacon Street. Her marriage 
is planned for 1958 at the present moment! 

Norah Horsfield, Carol Hachman and 
Sandy Weston are sharing an apartment 
at 18 Parker St., Cambridge, Mass. Their 
telephone number is EL 4-2760. Norah 
is working at the Harvard Business School. 

It was nice to see Nancy Husted x-'54 



of Mountain View, N. J., on campus on 
Alumnae Day. 

Sue Johnson plans to join the secretarial 
classes at Katharine Gibbs School in New 
York City this fall. 

Rita Keevers is having fun but working 
very hard as secretary to the Assistant 
Librarian of the Yale Medical Library. 
Say, Rita, let's have your new home ad- 
dress. 

Pat Kelsey plans to take a speedwriting 
course in Boston this fall. She and Sally 
Garratt '53 are apartment hunting. Don't 
forget to send us your new address. 

Joanne Kestle is working very hard at 
the Newton-Wellesley Hospital School of 
Medical Technology. She really enjoys 
her work because it is very interesting. 

Judy Kline and Catherine Murray both 
work on State Street in Boston. Judy has 
her hands full as secretary to seven law- 
yers, while Cathy is working just as hard 
for the Philip A. Rand Co. 

Gretchen Knauff and Mary Macomber 
plan to enter Boston University in the fall. 
They will be in the Public Relations School. 
Let us know how the good old school 
days are. 

Patricia La Selva is working in R. H. 
White's as assistant buyer in the Girl and 
Teen Department. Pat loves her job be- 
cause there is never a dull moment and 
the retailing world is fascinating. 

Joan Le Couffe has been working for 
Grumman Aircraft Corp. during the sum- 
mer and making wedding plans. Joanie will 
be married to Thomas Street, September 
18th, in Roslyn, N. Y. Let us know more. 
Ilia Lelli has been working as a secre- 
tary in the Wellesley Town Hall. Con- 
fidentially she dislikes her job but she 
is looking forward to starting her medi- 
cal technician training at the Massachusetts 
Memorial Hospital. Have fun with those 
test tubes, Ilia ! 

Sue Leveille, Beverly Mulock and Ruth 
Murdick will be working hard come fall 
on Filene's Executive Training Program. 
Betty Lindsay is working as an assistant 
buyer of blouses and neckwear for Mer- 
cantile Stores, Inc. 

Roberta Loud was off to New York to 
be bridesmaid for Fran Mitchell's wedding, 
August 28th. Roberta has been studying 
at Boston University this summer and is 
now working at John Hancock Insurance 
Co. 

Sandra MacDougall is secretary at East- 
ern Gas, and loves it. 

Jane Mackey is very contented m her 
new job. She is working as a secretary 
for two doctors in her hometown of Great 
Neck. 



72 



LASELL LEAVES 



Ida Marrazzo is private secretary to the 
vice president of the Norfolk County Trust 
Company, Quincy Branch. Ida loves every 
minute of her job. 

Jane Master was sick with infectious 
mononucleosis for two weeks during the 
summer. We were glad to hear that you 
were back to work again and feeling better. 

Janet McElgunn has been promoted to 
assistant department head for hosiery in 
Lord & Taylor, Millburn, N. J. 

In November, Helen Beede received a 
nice letter from Mary McLeman x-'54 who 
is now at Houghton College (Box 221), 
Houghton, N. Y. She writes, "I am mak- 
ing applications to hospitals for medical 
technology training. The approach to the 
science courses is very different here be- 
cause of the fact that Houghton College's 
pre-med course is really something. The 
competition is very keen and competition 
when there are men students involves 
something different than what it is at La- 
sell. The background I received in the 
science courses there has been of great 
help while adjusting here. This semester 
I am taking Qualitative Analysis, Verte- 
brate Anatomy, General Psychology and 
Biblical Introduction. All this involves 
12 hours of lab a week but I really enjoy 
it ... I miss Lasell, but I've been real 
happy here. One thing I really miss is 
the Orphean Club. They have several 
music organizations here because they have 
an excellent music curriculum, but with 
all the hours of lab that this pre-med course 
involves, I don't have much free time to do 
anything." 

Beverly Mulock has had a busy summer 
attending Academie Moderne where she 
took a modeling course. Bev starts the 
executive training course in Filene's this 
fall. Last but not least Bev received a 
friendship ring from Albert Waite who 
goes to Clark University in Worcester. 

Lorraine Nelson reports that her best 
friends on the job are her mice. She does 
lab and research work for Arthur D. Little, 
Inc. 

Joan Pickett is working at Harvard Uni- 
versity Graduate School of Business as a 
secretary-accountant. She enjoys her work 
a great deal. 

Connie Quebec is working as a secre- 
tary to the Assistant Director of the Hart- 
ford Hospital. Thank you, Connie, for 
keeping us up-to-date on the happenings 
in Connecticut. 

Joan Rabbitt is employed at Yale Uni- 
versity as a secretary to a doctor. 

Sherry Read is working in Jordan Marsh 
Company at Shoppers' World; she hopes 



to be accepted in their Executive Training 
Course. 

Lorraine Riley worked in Falmouth for 
the summer. She never wrote any letters. 
She must have had a fabulous time! 

Ann Rood spent a lazy summer at home 
seeing Dick every day. She's now working 
in West Newton in a nursery school. 

Lucky Ellie Sclare is Europe-bound in 
September. She is sailing September 17th 
aboard the S. S. United States. Her plans 
are to see Paris and London. Bon Voyage, 
Ellie! 

Barbara Shehadi planned to have some 
time in August to visit her fiance in Aus- 
tria. 

Rosalyn Simons attended Hickox for 
six weeks this summer and from the last 
reports she's job hunting now. She was 
to be married June 5th. Let's hear more 
about this. 

Audrey Smith is now doing merchandise 
clerical work in the Millinery Department 
of Grover Cronin, Inc., Waltham, Mass. 



WOODLAND PARK AND 
HIGH SCHOOL 

Married: Alyce Conary (H.S. '29-'30), of 
Bucksport, Me., to Harvard Freeman Col- 
lins, of Blue Hill, Me., in the First Con- 
gregational Church in Portland, on De- 
cember 19, 1954. At the time of her mar- 
riage, Alyce was employed by her father, 
Judge Whiley C. Conary, of Bucksport. 
Mr. Collins attended schools in Blue Hill 
and North Carolina and is employed by 
Stone and Webster Engineering Corp. in 
E. Millinocket. They will make their home 
in Bucksport. 

Patricia Connolly (H.S. '43-'44) to Rob- 
ert E. Edwards. Their home address is: 
12 Ronalds Ave., New Rochelle, N. Y. 

Priscilla C. Stevens (H.S. '35-'37) to A. 
E. Norting. They are making their home 
in Mansfield, Conn. 

Other News: Claudia Goodrich White 
(W.P. '23-'27) planned to sail late in 
May, accompanied by her mother, Mrs. 
Jean Goodrich, (Fac.) and her daughter, 
Jennie, on the S.S. Ryndam of the Holland 
America Line for Florence, Italy, where 
they will live while her husband is 
stationed overseas. Claudia's husband, 
Commander Robert H. White, is now 
captain of his own ship, the U. S. Destroyer 
Beale. He will leave early in May for the 
Mediterranean, 

New Address: Doris Wilson Lehners 
(H.S. '25-'27) is now living at: 430 S. 
Burnside, Los Angeles 36, Calif. 






CALENDAR 1954 - 55 



(Subject to unforeseen changes) 



1954 

September 23 

September 23-25 

September 25 

September 27 

November 19 

November 24 after classes to | 

November 29 for classes j 

December 15 after classes to ) 

1955 

January 5 for classes 

February 7 . . . 

April 1 . 

April 1 after classes to 
April 12 for classes 
June 1C 

June 11 

June 12 

June 13 

20-August 5, 1955 (tentative) 



. Registration of New Students 

Orientation Period for All New Students 

Registration of Old Students 

Formal Opening 

End of First Quarter 

Thanksgiving 



Christmas Vacation 

Beginning of Second Semester 
End of Third Quarter 

Spring Vacation 

. End of Second Semester 

/ Class Night 

' ^Reunion of the Alumnae 

Baccalaureate Sunday 

Commencement Day 

Summer School 



1954 



SEPTEMBER 

•I ■•! 11 2| 3| 4 
I 5! 61 7| 8| 9110111 

|12|13|14|15 16|17|18 
|19!20'21|22|23|24|25 
I26|27|28|29|30|..|.. 



OCTOBER 

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31 4|/5| 6| 7| 8| 9| 
10|11!12|13|14|15|16| 
17|18!19|20(21|22|23| 
24|25|26|27|28!29I30| 
311. .L.I. .I..I..II 



NOVEMBER 

••I II 2| 3| 4| 51 6| 
71 8| 9|10|11|12|13| 

14|15|16|17|18I19|20| 

21!22|23]24 25 261271 
28|29|30|..|.. . . .. 



DECEMBER 



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I 51 61 7| 8| 9 
1 12 1 13 1 14 1 15 1 16 
|19|20|21|22|23 
I26|27|28|29|30 



3|.4| 
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17118! 
24 251 
31 ..I 



1955 



JANUARY 

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FEBRUARY 



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I 9|10|11|12 

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I23|24|25|26 
I30I31I..L. 



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4 


5 


6| 7| 8| 9 


10 


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12 


13|14|15|16 


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18 


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11|12| 


|13|14|15|16 


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I 31 4J 5| 6 
|10|11|12|13 
I17I18I19I20 

|24|25|26|27 



APRIL 

H 2| 

81 9| 

15|16| 

21 22|23l 



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I 1| 2| 3| 4 
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26 27|28| 



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I.-I..J..I 1| 2 
I 51 6| 7| 81 9 
|12|13|14|15|16 
|19I20I21|22|23 

I26|27|28|29|30 



JULY 



31 4| 
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I 31 41 51 6 
110|11|12(13 
!17!18I19|20 

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AUGUST 

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Lasell Leaves 



VOL. LXXX 



FEBRUARY, 1955 



NO. 2 




CORNERSTONE LAYING CEREMONIES FOR NEW SCIENCE BUILDING 

OCTOBER 27, 1954 

Left to right: Dorothy Inett Taylor '30, President of Lasell Alumnae, Inc.; Miss 

Mary W. Blatchford, Academic Dean; President Raymond C. Wass; and Carolyn 

Chapin '55, President of Student Government Association. (See p. 18.) 

Published by 

■ 

A i 



President: 



First 
Vice-President: 

Second 
Vice-President: 

Recording 
Secretary: 

Corresponding 

Secretary: 

Treasurer: 



Assistant 
Treasurer: 

Alumnae Clubs 
Advisor 

Direc 



Scholarship 
Comm. Chm, 

Alumnae 
Secretary: 



LASELL ALUMNAJE, INC. 

Member of American Alumni Council 

Officers and Directors 

1954-55 

Dorothy Inett Taylor '30 (Mrs. Lloyd D.) 
41 Brentwood Dr., Holden (Wore. 6-3015) 

irner Crosby '42 (Mrs. Richard A.) 
37 Frederick St., Newtonville (LA 7-8423) 

Mildred Birchard Pentheny '38 (Mrs. Wm. A., Jr.) 
Dwight Rd., Holly Hill, Marshfield (765) 

Marion Kingdon Farnum '29 (Mrs. Earl W.) 
20 Linda Ave., Auburn (8085) 

Dorothy Mosher Stone '42 (Mrs. Walter E.) 
Wolcott St., Auburndale (DE 2-3196) 

Olive Boynton Garron '38 (Mrs. Layton S.) 
12 Rockridge Rd., Waltham (WA 5-1044-W) 

i Temple Martinson '42 (Mrs. Harold . 
162 Weston St., Waltham (WA 5-7461.) 

Louise Tardivel Higgins '37 (Mrs. Chas. A., Jr 
89 Woodland Rd., Auburndale (DE 2-2272) 

Priscilla Alden Wolfe '19 (Mrs. Leonard P.) 
Box 854, New Hampton, N. H. (Bristol 4-5/46) 

tte Meritt Smith '23 (Mrs. Wilder N.) 
15 Miles Dr., Quincy (MA 9-7198) 

Barbara Ordway Brewer '35 (Mrs.) 
19 Fern St., Auburndale (DE 2-4591) 

Edythe Cummings Mileikis '37 (Mrs. J. C.) 
tnmonwealth Ave., Newton Ceni 
(BI 4-5033) 

Hlizabeth Danker Trenholm '41 (Mrs. F. D.) 
1 Alba Rd., Wellesley Hills (WE 5-3483-R) 

ira Dietz Rosenburg '30 (Mrs. Lester F.) 
338 Clinton Rd., Brookline (AS 7-4869) 

cilia Winslow '35 
Lasell Junior College, Auburndale 
(LA 7-0630) 



Editor : 
Assistants: 



LASELL LEAVES 

Priscilla Winslow '35 

Barbara Ordway Brewer '35 
Joy Kendren Hibsher 
Ruth Allen Ames 



Business Manager; 



Olive Boynton Garron '38 



Vol. LXXX 



LASELL LEAVES 



FEBRUARY, 1955 



No. 2 




CONTENTS 

Student Statistics and Relatives of 

Alumnae 1954-55 2 

New Schedule for Commencement 1955 6 

Lasell Applauds — Mosetta Stafford 
Vaughan '86 ~J 

A Children's Museum — What Is It? 
by Edith Downey '34, Curator of 
Education, 

The Children's Museum of Hartford 10 
Tour of Europe 1954 — Dean Rothen- 

berger (from The Lasell News) . . 12 

Lasell Faculty Bazaar — 1954 . . . 14 

Faculty News 14 

Lasell Alumnae, Inc 17 

Club News . . . * 19 

Class News 26 

In Memoriam 87 



Deadline schedule for class and club secretaries: 
November issue — July 1st (mainly commencement 

and reunion news) 

February issue — December 1st 
May issue — March 1st 

August issue — the Fund issue with no class 

or club news 



I Published Quarterly by the Lasell Alumnae, Inc., Lasell Junior College, Auburndale, 
Mass. Entered as second-class matter at the Boston, Mass., Post Office. Acceptance for 
mailing at special rate of postage provided for in Section 1103, Act of October 3, 1917, 
authorized on October 28, 1918. Subscription $300 Per Year Included in the Annual 
Alumnae Fund Contribution. Single copies of this bulletin may be obtained for 75 cent* 
each. 



LASELL LEAVES 



STUDENT STATISTICS AND RELATIVES OF 

ALUMNAE 1954-55 




STUDENTS WITH THREE OR FOUR RELATIVES AMONG ALUMNAE 

Seated, left to right: Janet Carlson '55, Amy Shuttleworth '56. Standing: Jean 
Mills '55, Joanne Larsen '55, and Grace Guggenheim '56. 



The year of 1954-55 has brought 
another sizeable increase in the enroll- 
ment at Lasell with 237 seniors and 
350 freshmen (this year both Clark and 
Hawthorne are freshmen dorms as well 
as Bragdon and Woodland), making a 
total of 587 students. The geographical 
distribution is as follows: 



Mass. 

New York 
Conn. 
N. J. 
N. H. 
R. I. 
Maine 
Vt. 
Penn. 
Del. 



240 
82 
80 
71 
22 
21 
14 
13 
10 
4 



111. 

Md. 

Ohio 

Calif. 

Ga. 

Mich. 

Minn. 

Va. 

D. C. 

China 

Netherlands West Indies 

Thailand 

Guatemala 

Hawaii 

Holland 

Japan 

Puerto Rico 

Venezuela 

Total 



587 



LASELL LEAVES 




GRANDDAUGHTERS AND DAUGHTERS OF ALUMNAE 
Seated, left to right: Deborah Farnum '56 (Marion Kingdon Farnum '29), Ann 
Harris '55 (Margo Lovering Harris '22), Marion Nutter '55 (Mildred Strain 
Nutter '17), and Mary Bauer '56 (Pauline Pulsifer Worth '27). Second row: 
Sandra C. Smith '56 (Bernice Cunningham Smith x-'26), Helen Decker '56 
(granddaughter of Ethel Lasell Standish '95-'97), Grace Guggenheim '56 (grand- 
daughter of Annie Mae Pinkham Allyn '02), Sally Sherman '55 (granddaughter 
of the late Martha Fowler Sherman '84-'86), and Barbara Kingsman '56 (Helen 
Ohm Kingsman '29). Back row: Joanne Larsen '55 (Gwendolyn Murray Larsen 
'34), Suzanne Kellner '56 (Jessie Taylor Kellner x-'29), Carol Phalen '56 (Helen 
Masters Phalen x-'28), and Sally Thompson '56 (Louise Weymouth Thompson 
'22). Unable to be in the picture were: Marcia Harrington '55 (Eleanor Lee 
Harrington x-'30), Nancy Legare '55 (Alice Libbey Legare '25), Janet Par- 
menter '56 (Ruth Shepard Parmenter* '25), Suzanne Wadsworth '56 (Dorothy 
Aseltine Wadsworth '26), and Carol Wuestefeld '56 (Elsie Flight Wuestefeld '18). 



The figures on the number of students 
in each course are: 

Secretarial 185 

Med. Sec. 99 

Retailing 85 



Lib. Arts 


61 


Art 


34 


Child Study 


28 


Home Econ. 


22 


Prc-Professional 


21 


(mainly Pre-Med. Tech.) 




Dramatics 


3 


Music 


3 


Nursing 


2 



Gen'l Acad. (incl. 

44 hrs. of Lib. Arts) 7 

General (almost anything) 37 

Total 587 

As the enrollment grows, so does the 
number of students who have relatives 
who attended Lasell. This year there 
are 79 (or approx. 13$ of the total 
student body), including 30 seniors and 
49 freshmen. The alumnae are rep- 
resented by: 

3 granddaughters 
15 daughters 



LASELL LEAVES 



25 sisters 
7 sisters-in-law 
17 nieces 
33 cousins 

100 relationships 

This year is distinguished by the 
presence of a great grandniece of Ed- 
ward Lasell, for Helen Decker is here 
from Orange, N. J., and her grand- 
mother is Ethel Lasell Standish '95 - 
'97, niece of Edward Lasell. 

Fifteen of the girls are related to 
two or more alumnae, as follows: 

Four relatives: Joanne Larsen '55. 
Mother, Gwendolyn Murray Larsen 
'35; aunts, Marguerite Murray Keene 
'24 and Irene Murray Pattapiece x- 
'29; and cousin, Nancy Bean Lord '50. 

Three relatives: Janet P. Carlson 
'55. Cousins, Janice Donavan Neal 
'40, Mary Elizabeth Donavan Hoover 
x-'42, and Carryl Donavan Fulton x- 
'45. 

Grace A. Guggenheim '56. Grand- 
mother, Annie Mae Pinkham Allyn 
'02; aunts, Mary Lou Allyn Ross '41 
and Marjorie Allyn Stevenson '26. 

Jean P. Mills '55. Cousins, Joan 
Mills Barry '44, Virginia Mills x-'46, 
and Dorothy Mills Graef '50. 

Amy C. Shuttleworth '56. Aunts, 
Mabeth Shuttleworth Turner x-'lO, 
Beatrice Shuttleworth Ritter x-16, and 
Sara Shuttleworth Houwert x-'12. 

Two relatives: Janet M. Battles 
'56. Sister, Norma Battles Veazie x- 
'49, and sister-in-law, Joan Pierce 
Battles '48. 

Mary C. Bauer '56. Mother, Pauline 
Pulsifer Worth '27, and aunt, Elsa 
Bauer Wimmer x-'25. 

Judith R. Berger '56. Cousin, 
Elayne Seigel Schuster '51, and sis- 
ter-in-law, Sandra Harris Berger '52. 

Jill S. Carle '56. Aunt, Betty Smith 
Roy '43, and cousin, Barbara Heath 
Ramsay '35. 

Helen L. Decker '56. Grandmother, 
Ethel Lasell Standish '95-'97 (who is 



a niece of Edward Lasell), and aunt, 
Ruth Decker McCulloch x-'15. 

Joan E. Descheneaux '56. Aunts, 
Claire Ashton Bowles '44 and Natalie 
Ashton Blake '41. 

Dorothy B. Gilbert '56. Sisters, 
Marjorie W. Gilbert '50 and Emma 
Gilbert Carver '45. 

Marcia M. Harrington '55. Mother, 
Eleanor Lee Harrington x-'30, and 
cousin, Joanne L. Monahan '51. 

Suzanne Kellner '56. Mother, Jes- 
sie Taylor Kellner x-'29, and sister, 
Jean Kellner x-'55. 

Joan C. Yaghjian '56. Cousins, Bet- 
ty Depoian Chicknavorian '50 and 
Stella Depoian Tatian '45. 

Other alumnae who have relatives 
here are : : 

Grandmother: The late Martha Fow- 
ler Sherman '84-'86 (Sally Sher- 
man '55) 
Mothers: Marion Kingdon Farnum 

'29 (Deborah '56) 
Marjorie Lovering Harris '22 (Ann 

•55) 
Helen Ohm Kingsman '29 (Barbara 

'56) 
Alice Libbey Legare '25 (Nancy '55) 
Mildred Strain Nutter '17 (Marion 

'55) 
Ruth Shepard Parmenter '25 (Janet 

•56) 
Helen Masters Phalen x-'28 (Carol 

'56) 
Bernice Cunningham Smith x-'26 

(Sandra '56) 
Louise Weymouth Thompson '22 

(Sally '56) 
Dorothy Aseltine Wadsworth '26 

(Suzanne '56) 
Elsie Flight Wuestefeld '18 (Carol 

'56) 
Sisters : Marilyn Bray Sullivan x- 54 

(Nancy Bray '55) 
Phyllis Cain '52 (Margaret '56) 
Nancy Chase '53 (Carolyn '55) 
Anna Fish '51 (Judith '56) 
Shirley Frank Kerner '45 (Gail Frank 

•56) 



LASELL LEAVES 




SISTERS OF ALUMNAE 

Seated, left to right: Elaine Gaysunas '55 (Carole '54), Patricia Gammons '56 
(Clare '50), Irene Voynick '56 (Marianne x-'54), Marilyn Sanders '55 (Jeanne 
'51), Emily Kilbourn '56 (Georgie Kilbourn Studley x-'55), Audrey Smith '56 
(Barbara '52), and Marjorie Piotti '55 (Marie '52). Second row: Gail Frank '56 
(Shirley Frank Kerner '45), Margaret Schwingel '56 (Mary Ellen Schwingel 
Skove x-'52), Suzanne Shean '56 (Nancie '52), Bernice Nutt '55 (Nina Nutt 
Ratner '52), Barbara Schuster '55 (Jean '51), Hazel Schoppy '55 (Barbara Schop- 
py Talarico '51), Nancy Bray '55 (Marilyn Bray Sullivan x-'54), and Judith 
Fish '56 (Anna '51). Back row: Drusilla Rowe '55 (Bernice x-'49), Carolyn 
Chase '55 (Nancy '53), Virginia Paolillo '56 (Isabel '53), Doris Geer '56 (Mar- 
rian Geer Gleason '52), Carol Kenneally '55 (Bette Jane '53), and Suzanne Kell- 
ner '56 (Jean x-'55). Those unable to be in the picture were: Janet Battles 
(Norma Battles Veazie x-'49), Margaret Cain '56 (Phyllis '52), and Dorothy 
Gilbert '56 (Marjorie '50 and Emma Gilbert Carver '45). 



Clare Gammons '50 (Patricia '56) 
Carole Gaysunas '54 (Elaine '55) 
Marrian Geer Gleason '52 (Doris 

Geer '56) 
Bette Jane Kenneally '53 (Carol '55) 
Georgie Kilbourn Studley x-'55 

(Emily Kilbourn '56) 
Nina Nutt Ratner '52 (Bernice Nutt 

*55) 
Isabel Paolillo '53 (Virginia '56) 
Mane Piotti Maier '52 (Marjorie 

Piotti '55) 
Bernice Rowe x-' »9 (Drusilla ' c '5) 



Jeanne Sanders '51 (Marilyn '55) 
Barbara Schoppy Talarico '51 (Hazel 

Schoppy '55) 
Jean Schuster '51 (Barbara '55) 
Mary Ellen Schwingel Skove x-'52 

(Margaret Schwingel '56) 
Nancie Shean '52 (Suzanne '56) 
Barbara Smith '52 (Audrey '56) 
Marianne Voynick x-'5 i (Irene '56) 
Sisters-in-law: Marguerite Gately El- 
lis 'is (Sandra Ellis '55) 
Polly Martini Everetl x-' i ( ; (Mary 

I've ret I '55) 



LASELL LEAVES 



Eleanor Pratt Smyly '42 (Marilyn 

Smyly '56) 
Anita Woodis Stewart '52 (Alice 

Stewart '56) 
Irma Lipsitt Wolfe '48 (Iris Wolfe 

'56) 
Aunts: Christine Lalley Sullivan '23 

(Betty Lalley '55) 
Jennie Lenore Bicknell Marcy '78-'79 

(great aunt of Lenore Morse '56) 
Gladys Nettleton Beaumont x-'30 

(Frances Nettleton '56) 
Margaret Hedden Congleton x-'25 

(Mary Jane Tidman '55) 
Louise Visel Redfield '37 (Sally Visel 

'55) 
Cousins: Mildred Sheldon Steele x-'39 

(Priscilla Broad '56) 
Nancy Brown Young '46 (Linda 

Brown '56) 
Jacqueline Abrams Cahill '48 (Eliza- 
beth Buecher '56) 
Shirley Casey x-'53 (Carolyn Collins 

'56) 
Athena Constantine '51 (D'onisia 

Constantine '56) 
Jean DiFrancesco '53 (Adele DeFran- 

cesco '56) 



Constance DiPietro Renge '46 (Jo- 
Anne DiPietro '55) 

Nancy Fitzpatrick '53 (Carol Fitz- 
patrick '56) 

Mary Margaret Corcoran Franich x- 
'39 (Joan Fleming '56) 

Betty Holland x-'47 (Gail Foster '56) 

Doris Lindh McDonald (H. S. '38- 
'39) (Marilyn Hand '55) 

Marjorie Happ '54 (Joyce Happ '55) 

Doris Trumbull '54 (Sally Herman 
'56) 

Lois Hutchinson '51 (Beverly Kimball 
•55) 

Rosalie Kolligian Dermarjian '51 
(Tanya Kolligian '56) 

Joan Quinn '53 (Patricia O'Shea '56) 

Muriel Ross Benshimol '46 (Susan 
Schofield '55) 

Ethelyn (Babe) Whitney Lenzi '32 
(Sandra Shelton '56) 

Janice Sparks English '54 (Nancy 
Sparks '55) 

Mary Elizabeth Thomas Neal '29 (Sal- 
ly Spicer '55) 

Camille Williams Harvey '30 (Rosina 
Yetter '56) 



NEW SCHEDULE FOR COMMENCEMENT FOR 1955 

Wednesday, May 11th 

8:00 p.m. — Modern Dance Recital, Winslow Hall 
Friday, May 13th 

8:30 p.m. — Lasell Night at Pops, Boston Symphony Hall 
Thursday, June 2nd 

2:00 p.m. — River Day on the Charles 
Sunday, June 5th 

4:00 p.m. — Baccalaureate Sermon 
Thursday, June 9th 

2:30 p.m. — Crowning of the Queen, Bragdon Lawn 

3:00 p.m. — Style Show, Recreation Field 
Saturday, June 11th 

3:30-5:00 p.m. — President's Informal Reception, Bragdon Lawn 

5:15 p.m. — Alumnae Parade to Winslow Hall 

6:00 p.m. — Alumnae Supper Meeting, Winslow Hall 

8:00 p.m. — Commencement Awards, Recreation Field, 
followed by the Torchlight Parade 
Sunday, June 12th 

11:00 a.m. — Commencement Address, Recreation Field 

12:30 p.m. — Farewell at the Crow's Nest, Bragdon Hall 
1:00 p.m. — Commencement Luncheon, Woodland Hall 



— * 



LASELL LEAVES 



LASELL APPLAUDS — 

MOSETTA STAFFORD VAUGHAN '86 

Among the many pictures which came to the Alumnae Office this fall, 
we were delighted to receive the accompanying photograph of Mr. and Mrs. 
Vaughan taken last August in No. Woodstock, N. H., noting that this couple 
were married 61 years ago last October (1954) ! During those many years 
Mrs. Vaughan has been an interested and loyal Lasellite. Her sister, Mary Anne 
Stafford Crane, also attended Lasell from 1885-88, and Mrs. Vaughan was 
president of our alumnae association from 1910-14. She has been back to the 
campus to visit even in recent years and has presented various items to add to 
our collection of historical memoirs. We knew you would agree the Vaughans' 
6lst wedding anniversary should be noted, and she was good enough to write 
the following notes for us in her own long-hand. As you will see, Mrs. Vaughan 
is grateful to Lasell for what her training here meant to her through the years, 
but you will appreciate also that Lasell could not be the institution it is today 
without the loving care of some of the alumnae like Mrs. Vaughan. 

"Lasell sends you forth to represent 
her. You bear her name, you must 
protect her honor." 

None of the students of Dr. Brag- 
don's day can forget his impressive 
charge to each graduating class. I 
remember that I once paraphrased it 
to good effect. I was addressing a 
large group of new citizens, and 
wanted an impressive ending. "The 
United States sends you forth to rep- 
resent her. You bear her name, you 
must protect her honor," and thanks 
to Dr. Bragdon, I am sure it had a 
good effect. 

Now, as I look back, I think our 
leader might well have said, "Lasell 
sends you forth to profit by the lessons 
she has given you," for in every im- 
portant event of my life I can trace 
roots back to Lasell. 

To begin ! The very next day after 
my graduation in June, 1886, my sister 
Mary and I had the privilege of sail- 
ing with a Lasell party under Dr. 
Bragdon for three months of study- 
travel in Europe. I could see at the 
time how much the history and art 
training at Lasell was helping me, but 
it was only years later, in 1924 and 
1929, when my husband and I made 
similar tours, that I saw how much 
the Lasell trip was helping, what a 
foundation it had laid for further 
travel. 




Mr. and Mrs. Walter C. Vaughan 

(Mosetta Stafford '86) 

Taken in August, 1954, shortly 

before their 61st wedding 

anniversary. 

Next — College. I had intended to 
follow my Illinois home-town room- 
mate, Louise Walston, to a college in 
western Massachusetts. But an elderly 
relative of our head, Mrs. Noyes, then 
living among us as a sort of house- 
mother, told me of the newly started 
school in Cambridge to give young 
women instruction by Harvard pro- 
fessors. She said that as an earnest 
student with history as a specialty, I 
would do better at this embryo Had- 



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cliffe. With her help I investigated 
and changed my plan, to my lasting 
satisfaction. 

Next — Marriage. Mrs. Noyes 
builded better than she knew in send- 
ing me to Cambridge, for if I had 
gone to the other college, and then 
home to Illinois, I never could have 
met the young man from Portsmouth, 
N. H., with whom I have had more 
than sixty-one happy years of mar- 
riage, blessed with the three genera- 
tions of family who bring us so much 
joy and pride. To be specific on the 
family — a son, now head of his fa- 
ther's business in Boston, after two 
degrees at Harvard and some years of 
business in New York. A daughter, 
now doing good work in her chosen 
field as Public Relations Officer at 
Mass. Eye and Ear Hospital, and serv- 
ing her college on the Editorial 
Board of the Radclijfe News, after 
raising our two fine grandchildren. A 
grand-daughter, the first woman to 
receive a Ph.D. in the new science of 
Meteorology. After two years of re- 
search for the U. S. Navy at Woods 
Hole, and a Guggenheim Award this 
spring, she is now in London doing 
special research for the British Royal 
Meteorological Society. Her best gift 
to us has been her two little sons, now 
with her in London. Her husband, a 
marine-physicist, is with them, on 
research for our Navy. And a grand- 
son, after two years in the Army on 
Okinawa, now at the Sorbonne in 
Paris, studying for his Ph.D. on an 
Exchange Fellowship from Chicago 
University. 

Next — the Citizenship Years. In 
reviewing my long residence of more 
than fifty-five years in this interesting 
and historic town of Watertown, I 
can again trace Lasell. Coming here 
a stranger, my years of learning to live 
with so many girls of widely different 
backgrounds, my participation in the 
clubs and other activities, the necessity 
to live by the community rules and 
standards, laid a good foundation for 



my gradual participation in civic, 
church, and club activities here. I 
have had my share of honors in all 
three fields, but what pleased me most 
was a long service as elected Historian 
of the ancient First Parish Church, 
founded in 1630 under Sir Richard 
Saltonstall and the Rev. George Phil- 
lips. As I was, at the same time, Vice- 
President of the Historical Society, I 
did some important research for the 
Parish, and I am sure I was saved several 
pitfalls by remembering Miss Carpen- 
ter's injunction for avoiding mistakes, 
"Check your references!" 

In my day, several of our teachers 
had the rather trying habit of requir- 
ing a great deal of memorizing. Of 
course I could see its value as memory 
training, but it took me many years 
to find out what a storehouse of solace 
and entertainment I was putting away 
for troubled times. Then seven years 
ago, in my long three months in a 
hospital with a broken leg, I began 
to draw on my store. Forbidden to 
read, what a relief to soothe pain and 
sleeplessness by memories of Lasell, 
as I slowly called back Gray's Elegy, 
or Schiller's Lied von der Glocke, or 
the noble English of the Gettysburg 
Address! Even Cicero's angry "Quous- 
que tandem abutere patientia nostra!" 
was some relief against minor vexa- 
tions, though not uttered aloud. 

Just lately I have had both interest 
and amusement in trying to trace one 
of Miss Carpenter's memory tasks in 
English History — the long, rhyming 
list of English monarchs since the Nor- 
man Conquest. It begins: 

"First William the Norman, 
Then William his son," 

and in my day it ended: 

"And then came Victoria 
And long may she last." 

I knew that it had been continued, 
as my son had it in high school here, 
and a Canadian friend learned it in a 
Nova Scotia school. In last year's 
coronation interest, I managed to find 



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its present ending. After "Victoria, 
and long did she last," now follows: 

"Then Edward the Seventh, and 

George Fifth his son, 
Next Edward the Eighth, whose 

reign was soon done; 
To George Sixth, his brother, he 

gave up his place, 
Who reigned over us with mercy 

and grace." 

Then I became curious to learn how 
widely this useful jingle is known, and 
whose office it is to continue it. So at 
a Coronation Quiz I gave at the moun- 
tain hotel where we have taken our 
vacation for many years, I asked my 
audience how many knew or knew of 
the poem, and only three hands went 
up! Soon after, a New York couple 
came to the hotel, the husband born 
and educated in Scotland, the wife in 
England. I thought, "Now I'll learn 
all about it," but neither had even 
heard of it! I only hope it is still 



taught at Lasell, and I wish some 
rhymester would give us an equally 
useful jingle to keep our list of presi- 
dents in chronological order. 

It is a trial to me that my lame- 
ness prevents my attendance at public 
events at Lasell, such as the recent 
cornerstone exercises. But the Leaves 
keeps me in touch, and I rejoice in 
her growth, the multiplying student 
body, the new buildings, the additions 
to her curriculum. My best wishes fol- 
low her. 

But my memories and my gratitude 
cling to Bragdon Hall, which was all 
of Lasell in '86. I see it again as it 
was — the pleasant rooms where we 
lived and studied, the chapel where 
each day began with inspiration, and 
the tiny classroom that brought us 
so near to the earnest teachers whose 
lessons have followed us all down 
through the years. Lasell sent us 
forth. We bear her name, we honor 
her memory! 



Help us find these folks who should have a reunion this June! 



1950 

Janice Chadbourne 
Anne Colby Mayo 
Mary Dale 
Grace Eckles 
Beverley Fortye Gibbel 
Shirley Reeves Fletcher 
Barbara Rock Wallingford 
Astrid Selander Wright 
Orilla Shaw Skinner 
Dolores Slingerland 
Margaret Weber 
Anne Pomeroy Bailey 



1945 

Phyllis Bissell Tubbs 

Dorothy Caggiula Noyes 

Catherine Chappell Larsen 

Betty Ann Curtin Crowell 

Hope Daigneault 

Betty Jane Dunkcl 

Sophie Frangoulis 

Mary Kelleher Dorsey 

Albina Noga 

Gwen Norton Mercer 

Helen Novado 

Drucilla Roberts Bickford 



1940 

Norris Beakes Swaner 

Daland Bonney Coupcr 

Mary Jane Bradshaw McDonald 



Phyllis Burns 

Margaret Campbell Mickle 
Beatrice Crosby Ferguson 
Cynthia Davis Carson 
Elizabeth Davis Cole 
Betty Dearborn 
Margretta Foster Osborn 
Charlotte Fowler Adams 
Mary Lindemuth Hodges 
Elizabeth Martin Brown 
Dorothea Mayer 
Barbara Mayhew Donald 
Priscilla Miller Light 
Shirley Mowry 
Dorothy Paddock Forster 
Helen Sellas Pappas 
Betty Sue Smith Miller 
Alberta Taylor Robinson 
Janice Thomas 
Barbara Waters 
Luceal Welsh Berni 
Barbara Woodward Hall 



1935 

Charlotte Anderson Harlow 
Ruth Fischer Speckel 
Millicent Johnson 
Dorothy Pancsis Nord 



1930 

Bertha Burnham Baker 
Kathryn Chamberlain Mead 
Natalie Converse Kincaid 



Dorothy Douglass Moroso 
Sarah Heyer Kennedy 
Helen Jordan Cutler 
Alyce Martin Howell 
Ida Murphy Mackes 
Ruth Oppenheimer 
Marjorie Richards 
Teresa Sweeney 

1925 

Helene Berkson Grossman 
Isabel Colyer Robinson 
Katherine Cruise 
Mauriel Greenough Morrill 
Ruth Martin Lansing 
Peggy Meurer Fischer 
Josephine Miller Berry 
Mary Page Murphy 
Marion Simonds Sutherland 
Florence Tyler Taylor 

1920 

Sylvia Bregman Klein 
Louise Furbush Herbert 
Helen Keniston Hughes 
Rosalie Louis Vogcl 
Bernice I. yon Hermann 
Beulah Mc Far land 

Jessie- Mi I. m son Snow 

1915 

Margaret King 

1910 
Dorothy Jones J.ukson 



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A CHILDREN'S MUSEUM— WHAT IS IT? By Edith Downey '34 

Curator of Education, 
The Children's Museum of Hartford 



Many people have the mistaken 
idea that a Museum of Natural His- 
tory is a place for "stuffy" exhibits, 
Egyptian mummies and fossil remains 
of the mighty dinosaurs of the dis- 
tant past. 

Have you ever been in a Children's 
Museum? I have worked in the Chil- 
dren's Museum of Hartford since 1941 
and in the last few years have held 
the position of Curator of Education. 
The Children's Museum of Hartford 
was founded in 1927. Let me tell you 
right at the beginning that a chil- 
dren's museum is a place of noise, 
beauty and wonderment and activ- 
ity — heavens, what activity! 

Some of our exhibits are displayed 
outside cases so that the children may 
touch them. On occasion boys and 
girls may play an African xylophone, 
wear an Eskimo parka, or handle a 
three-foot-long black snake — all 
with a staff member standing by to 
answer the questions of the children. 
I imagine that some of you may have 
shuddered when I mentioned a black 
snake. Have you ever been handed 
a harmless but large snake by a vis- 
iting lecturer in front of 173 (the 
size of our auditorium classroom) 
children? This incident was my first 
acquaintance with handling a snake 
and you can guess the delight of the 
children! I could not admit I was 
afraid or I would have lost the respect 
of the children and I learned not to 
fear our reptile friends the hard way ! 

I am responsible for teaching the 
classes that come to the Museum in 
school time. These classes are on his- 
tory, natural history, science, and so- 
cial studies, and the subject is what- 
ever the teacher desires. 

Naturally such a job keeps one 
studying and reading the latest books 



on many subjects, but even so there 
are many questions no one can an- 
swer. I'll be glad when someone 
lands upon the moon so that we shall 
know more about outer space and 
our neighboring planets! 

I spend two days a week in the 
schools taking actual materials such 
as arrowheads, spears, or live mice, 
which the children may touch along 
with other objects from the Museum. 
Slides and motion picture films are 
also used in large school assemblies. 
You would be surprised at the ques- 
tions asked by the pupils. It is nec- 
essary to keep a straight face even 
when one is full of laughter. One 
child asked how the rats made cheese! 
On further questioning, it was re- 
vealed that the parents referred to 
"pie and rat cheese"! 

After school we have craft and na- 
ture clubs for children. Have you 
ever had ninety children carving soap? 
The results are worth all the discom- 
forts of soap-dust up one's nose or 
soap shavings in one's ears. Chips 
do have a way of flying! 

Have you ever seen the shining joy 
on the face of a little boy from a 
crowded city area when he sees his 
first robin? There are forty-nine oth- 
er children with him (who know the 
bird well) being real quiet and shar- 
ing this pleasure. Those are the re- 
wards of my job. 

A child's treasure shown to one of 
the staff is never treated lightly be- 
cause this unremarkable stone or 
beach-worn shell explained and val- 
ued by a grown-up may be the start 
of a life career in science. 

A Curator of Education's position 
not only embraces teaching the nor- 
mal child but includes special teach- 
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Edith Downey helping to broaden the outlook of some blind youngsters. 

(Photo by W. F. Miller & Co., Hartford, Conn.) 

mentally retarded child. It includes relations work constantly as we meet 

speaking at P.T.A.'s, doing occasion- the visitor in the Museum and in the 

al radio work, and perhaps some day community. 

T.V. It includes work in the after- Qne would have to write a book 

school clubs and many, many other t0 describe all that goes into making 

_. ' . ff up the joys (and troubles!) of work- 

rinancially, Museum work is a very • • ., A/r c , i 
, -riii • V m# in the Museum held, 

low paying field, but the ioy of , ,. , , ■ 

irU.^r^L^ t-u i. j j In our small way we are helping 

achievement is the greatest reward. 7 / 6 

It makes up the difference if you are the seventy-five thousand children 

the kind of person to whom the im- that VISit us m thc Museum eadl Y ear 

portance of your work means more and the almost equal number served 

than income. in the schools, in public exhibits and 

Often we have to be ambassadors displays to understand a little better 

without portfolio between the Mu- the world we live in and so to become 

seum and schools. We do public better citizens of tomorrow! 



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TOUR OF EUROPE 1954 — 

DEAN ROTHENBERGER . . . . 

(from The Las ell News) 




1954 GROUP ON EUROPEAN TRIP 

Left to right: Thelma Appel '55, Karen Johnson, a freshman at Mary Washing- 
ton, Joanna Ward '54 and Lee Betts '54. 



Near views of royalty and wonder- 
ful luck in meeting people with pri- 
vate cars highlighted the seven-weeks' 
European tour conducted this summer 
by Lasell's popular Dean of Residence, 
Miss Ruth H. Rothenberger. Looking 
extremely fit and rested after the 
rigors of a trip that took her nearly 
10,000 miles and through nine differ- 
ent countries, the Dean reported to a 
representative of the News that she 
regarded it as one of the most suc- 
cessful tours she has ever led. 

The international mood of the sum- 
mer was set from the very beginning, 
with a Greek steamer on which 90 per 
cent of the crew was German. The pas- 
senger list, too, was far from being 



made up exclusively of American tour- 
ists, and included an Australian diplo- 
mat and his family, a number of Cana- 
dian Air Force officers being sent to 
stations overseas, as well as many for- 
mer Irish, French, and German emi- 
grants to Canada making a first visit 
home after their successful establish- 
ment in the New World. 

In London Miss Rothenberger and 
her girls made their headquarters at 
the luxurious Grosvenor Hotel, which 
happens to be quite near Buckingham 
Palace. Seeing a crowd gathering be- 
fore the Palace one day, the Lasell 
group joined it, just in time to see 
Queen Elizabeth drive through. When 
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began to converse with one of the 
guardsmen on the habits of the royal 
family when suddenly he froze to at- 
tention and they looked around to see 
the Duke of Edinburgh so close at 
hand they could have reached out and 
touched him. A full day, they all 
agreed. 

With characteristic good fortune the 
girls arrived in Amsterdam to find the 
streets decked with flags and bunting, 
soldiers and sailors on duty everywhere, 
and soon learned that it was all to greet 
the President of France and his wife, 
both of whom they were in good posi- 
tion to see as they drove by in state car- 
riages in the company of Queen Juliana 
and her consort. 

And just for good measure, the en- 
tire Lasell contingent was accidental- 
ly on hand the next day when Presi- 
dent and Madame Coty, again with 
their royal host and hostess, were 
driven to the airport for their return 
to France. 

Highlight of the tour must certainly 
have been the voyage on one of the 
celebrated Rhine steamers from Co- 
logne to Coblenz where, in addition 
to some of the most famous scenery 
in the world, the girls had the com- 
pany of an entire Kegel und Gesangs- 
verein, or Bowling and Singing Club, 
dressed in their uniforms of brocaded 
jackets and broad-brimmed black hats. 
The difference in language proved to 
be no barrier, and the students of 
both countries sang their way up the 
river, where the whole club escorted 
the Dean and her girls off the boat. 
One of the German students present- 



ed Joanna with his black hat, which 
she combined with dark glasses to as- 
tonish the dockside loungers by looking 
exactly like Greta Garbo traveling in her 
usual incognito. 

In Nuremberg enterprising Thelma 
Appel established contact with an Amer- 
ican soldier there, a former Northwest- 
ern University student and a talented 
organist, who turned out to be a most 
charming host to the entire group, pro- 
ducing a ticket so that Miss Rothen- 
berger could see the immensely popular 
revival of the operetta Zwe't Herzen in 
Drei-Viertal Takt, and escorting the 
whole party in his car on an intimate 
tour of this ancient city, which he knew 
very well. It was also in Nuremberg 
that Miss Rothenberger met Mrs. Imo- 
gene Garner, a former Lasell residence 
head, who has been spending the past 
year in European travel. 

In Munich the German brother of one 
of the Dean's Weston friends also pro- 
duced a car for their pleasure, and they 
saw much of the city not readily accessi- 
ble to the average tourist, including the 
somberly beautiful old Nymphenburg 
Castle by moonlight. 

One of the pleasantest parts of the en- 
tire journey, Miss Rothenberger told this 
reporter (of the News), was the flight 
by "Flying Dutchman" from Nice to 
Madrid, where the spectacular scenery of 
the coastline of red rocks against the 
blue Mediterranean of the Cote d'azur 
gradually gave way to the curious con- 
tour farming practiced on the hill farms 
of Spain, which made an unforgettable 
picture from the air. 

Everybody agreed that Spain is the 
place they must see again. 



A WORD OF APPRECIATION 

Once again may we thank all Lasell friends for the many Christmas 
greetings and notes. Since it is not possible to answer each of you individ- 
ually, we would like to take this opportunity to express our appreciation to 
you and to extend our best wishes for a good year in 19^ to one and all! 

President and Mrs. Raymond C Wass 
Dr. and Mrs. Guy M. Winslow 



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LASELL FACULTY BAZAAR- 

The eighth annual Faculty Bazaar 
under the chairmanship of Miss Tribou 
and Mrs. Briggs was held on Monday, 
November 22nd, in Winslow Hall from 
1-7 p.m. As in the past, all goods and 
services were donated by members of 
the faculty, the administrative staff, and 
faculty wives. The usual tables were 
organized featuring Mrs. Fuller's hand- 
writing analyses, knit goods, handsewn 
articles, Mme. Bailly's steak knives, 
white elephants (including some second- 
hand furniture), grab bags, various 
cakes, pies, jellies, cookies, etc., candy, 
chances on airplane tickets to N.Y. and 
a sweater, handmade leather belts and 
jewelry, Christmas gift paper, ribbons 
and cards, plants and plant stands, Mrs. 
Dorsey's Stanley Air Freshener, books 
and records, and refreshments. The 
food bar, called Faculty Fare, tried some- 
thing new this year, serving first a late 
lunch from 1-2 p.m. of hot dogs, coffee, 
cider, and doughnuts. Tea time was 
scheduled from 3-4 p.m. when various 
sandwiches and goodies were offered 
with tea, spiced tea or lemonade for 35 
cents. From 5-7 p.m. supper snacks 
were on sale with egg salad roll and 
chips or tuna salad roll and chips, coffee, 
and La3cll specials. With the help of 



1954 .... 

experience from past years, everything 
seemed to run very efficiently, and you 
certainly will agree that a good job was 
done when you look at the figures show- 
ing the net profit! 

Arts and Crafts $151.20 

Books and Records 93.63 

Candy 1 34.10 

Chances 49.1 5 

Faculty Fare — Lunch 57.65 

—Tea 42.85 

— Supper 67.10 

Food (cakes, etc.) 129.06 

Grabs 46.80 

Hand Knit 107.00 

Hand Sewn 239.50 

Handwriting Analyses 37.00 

Plants 26.1 5 

Steak Knives 134.90 

White Elephants 323.03 

Wrappings 85.00 

Stanley Air Freshener 26.63 

Donations 10.10 

$1,760.85 
Less expense of 

publicity & misc ~~9.75 

$1,751.10 

This income, with cash on hand from 
last year, made it possible for the faculty 
to present $1,750.00 to the Lasell Junior 
College Building Fund with $255 left 
to work with next year. 



FACULTY NEWS . . . . 

In Memoriam: Mrs. Anna Palmateer 
(Art, W.P. '18-'24, Lasell '24-'29), in 
her 81st year, on December 15th, in 
Cocoanut Grove, Fla. Mrs. Palmateer 
was a long-time neighbor of LaselL 
and showed a continuous interest in 
the school during the many years after 
she taught here. She was a very kind 
and likable person, and was enjoyed 
particularly for her quick and jovial 
sense of humor. In recent years she 
had lived in Harwich with her daugh- 
ter Helen Moynahan, and about a year 
ago moved to Florida to live with her 
daughter Rachel Beal and family. Her 
daughter Mary Bruce now lives in 
West Newton, Mass. 



Miss Margaret Rand (Hist. & 
Philos. '04-'19, Dean '38-'44), in her 
79th year, on November 3rd, in Peter- 
boro, N. H., after a long illness. Miss 
Rand graduated from Smith College in 
the class of 1897. She taught at New- 
ton High School before coming to 
Lasell in 1904. In 1921 she received 
from Columbia University an M.A. 
degree in education and a certificate 
in the Advising of Girls and in Teach- 
ing History. From 1921-30 she was 
professor of history and dean of 
women at Hiram College in Hiram, 
O., and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa 
at Smith College in 1929. She returned 
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Miss Margaret Rand 

in 1944 because of ill health. Since 
that time she had lived in Frances- 
town, N. H., with her sister, Miss 
Winifred Rand (former head of the 
Boston Baby Hygiene Association and 
for many years a member of the fac- 
ulty of Merrill-Palmer School in 
Detroit). Miss Rand was a member 
of the staff at Lasell for a total of 21 
years, and during that time had a far- 
reaching influence over many Lasel- 
lites. She was a woman of true 
Christian spirit and possessed a deep 
understanding and sincere interest in 
people and the progress of the times. 
With her abundance of energy and 
enthusiasm, hearty sense of humor and 
her advanced viewpoint, she instilled 
in the girls a sense of good living by 
cooperation and a desire to do their 
best. If some girls were slow in "co- 
operating," she did not hesitate to 
discipline them properly and in suit- 
able degree, for her aim was to de- 
velop a deeper character in each of 
them. Consequently the students had 
great respect for her and became her 
good friends. Such an outstanding 
person naturally gained many friends 
among the faculty and administration, 
too. It was an invigorating, inspir- 
ing and heartwarming experience to 
know her. Miss Rand is survived by 
two sisters and three brothers. 
New Faculty: In this year of rec- 



ord-breaking enrollment (586), Lasell 
is happy to welcome to its campus 
seven new members of the faculty, 

Mrs. Clarissa B. Bassett of Taunton, 
Mass., joins the faculty in the capacity 
of instructor in anatomy and physi- 
ology. Holding the A.B. degree from 
Mt. Holyoke, Mrs. Bassett has also 
trained at the Marine Biological Lab- 
oratory and at the College of Liberal 
Arts of Boston University. Before 
teaching at Lasell she held positions 
at the May School, Boston; Central 
High School, Springfield; House in 
the Pines, Norton; and at Wheaton 
College, also in Norton. 

A further addition to the science 
department, Miss Doris Bullard of 
Holliston, Mass., is teaching medical 
technology and microbiology. She 
holds a B.S. in Ed. from Framingham 
Teachers College, an M. A. from Bos- 
ton University Graduate School, and 
she has engaged in part-time training 
at the Boston University Medical 
School. Her experience includes in- 
struction at Framingham Teachers 
College and at the Evans Memorial of 
the Massachusetts Memorial Hospital. 

Miss Alice M. Creer of Salt Lake 
City comes as an instructor in account- 
ing and business arithmetic. She holds 
a B.S. degree from the University of 
Utah, and an M.S. in Retailing from 
New York University. Miss Creer 
. has taught at both the University of 
Utah and at Cyprus High School in 
Magna, Utah. 

A second new member of the sec- 
retarial science department is Mrs. 
Irene M. Jackmauh of South Boston, 
Mass., who is giving instruction in 
shorthand and typing. Mrs. Jack- 
mauh holds a B.S. degree from Boston 
University College of Practical Arts 
and Letters and has taught at the Nor- 
ton (Mass.) High School. 

Mrs. Ruth E. Manghue of Way- 
land, Mass., has taught at (he Gilbert 
School, Winsted, Conn., and at the 
Acton, Concord, Lunenburg, and 
Hanover High Schools, all in Mass.i- 



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chusetts. Mrs. Manghue has a B.S. 
degree from the Salem State Teach- 
ers College and has done graduate 
work in the Boston University School 
of Education. She joins the Lasell 
staff as an instructor in shorthand and 
typing. 

In the department of home eco- 
nomics is Mrs. Fern Witham of 
Natick, Mass., who has a B.S. degree 
from the University of Maine and she 
has partially completed requirements 
for an M.S. degree at Columbia Uni- 
versity. Before coming to Lasell, Mrs. 
Witham was an instructor in home 
economics at the University of Maine 
for four years, manager of the school 
cafeterias for the City of Portland, 
Me., for one year, and at Lasell she is 
teaching clothing. 

Miss Gertrude M. Ferazzi, who has 
a B.S. degree from Boston University 
College of Practical Arts and Letters, 
is a native of Hyde Park, Mass. Her 
teaching experience has been at Kath- 
arine Gibbs School in Boston and she 
is teaching shorthand and typing. 

Engaged: Miss Martha M. Pate 
(Crafts '51- ) to Robert O'Brien of 
Cambridge. Mr. O'Brien received a 
bachelor's degree from Holy Cross 
College and a master's degree from 
Boston College. He is now teaching 
history at the Archbishop Williams 
High School in Braintree. Miss Pate 
received her degree from the Massa- 
chusetts School of Art before coming 
to Lasell. 

Married: Miss Annamarie DiMare 
(Bacteriol. & Med. Tech. '51-'54) to 
James J. Hayes, Jr., USN on Novem- 
ber 27, 1954. Mr. Hayes attended 
Oklahoma A. and M. College and is 
now serving with the Navy. After a 
wedding trip to the Catskill Moun- 
tains, the couple planned to live in 
Norfolk, Va., where Mr. Hayes is 
stationed. 

Other News: Lasell friends extend 
deepest sympathy to Miss Muriel R. 
McClelland (Asst. to Dean of Res. & 



Dir. of Phys. Ed. '29- ) on the death 
of her mother on January 9th after 
a long illness. 

We are proud to quote the Boston 
Herald for January 3, 1955, concern- 
ing Mr. Arnold, Lasell Trustee since 
May 1950 and Treasurer since October 
1951. "We are pleased to announce 
that Mr. John L. Arnold was admitted 
as a General Partner of this firm as of 
December 31, 1954. Estabrook & Co., 
Founded 1851, 15 State St., Boston. 
New York, Hartford, Poughkeepsie, 
Providence, Springfield. Members 
New York and Boston Stock Ex- 
changes." 

A note from Miss Eleanor S. Perley 
(Math. '24-'45) in December comes 
from the Salem Hospital, Salem, Mass., 
where she says she has been since De- 
cember 8th. "I slipped on the snow 
and fell and dislocated my foot and 
fractured the ankle — the same one 
I hurt so badly in 1940 and the same 
kind of an injury. I'll probably be in 
the hospital for a while yet as I am 
better off here for the present." Miss 
Perley's home address is 21 Fairmount 
St., Salem, Mass. 

The Christian Science Monitor of 
November 22nd carried an item about 
Mrs. Kay Peterson Parker's (Art '27- 
'38, '39-'4l) watercolor exhibit held 
at Doll and Richards in Boston from 
November 15th to December 5th. The 
article read, "Mrs. Parker teaches art 
at the Garland School. Her repertoire 
is extensive. She can use the medium 
of aquarelle in several ways — natu- 
ralistic, decorative, symbolic. She 
paints industrial themes, landscapes, 
coastal views, city scenes. Technical 
resources are adapted to the subject. 
In some papers there seems to be a 
broader handling of pigment: in 
others there is solidly worked drafts- 
manship. Her city subjects are exe- 
cuted painstakingly and they contrast 
with country views of open spaces, 
broad sketches of sky, and profuse 
wild flowers. Everything is translated 
into paint with a patient and well- 



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Paul and Sanford, children of Lois 

Nelson Winslow (Engl. '37-'43) and 

Donald J. Winslow. 



disciplined hand." We extend our 
congratulations to Mrs. Parker for her 
exhibit, which some of her Lasell 
friends enjoyed, too. 

Mrs. Bertha Hooker Willey (Ad- 
min. '18-' 38) reports that she was 
playing at a duplicate bridge tourna- 
ment at Lake Willoughby, Vt., on 
August 21st and among those present 
was Dorris Cleasby '27, who discov- 
ered that Eleanor Kennedy Blanchard, 
also '27, of Brunswick, Me., was play- 
ing in the same division. They had a 
Lasell reunion of their own. The 
Willeys are wintering in Florida again 
at 1309 16th St., Bradenton. 

Miss Constance E. Blackstock '09 
(Engl. & Hist. '24-' 36) wrote in Jan- 
uary after her stay in England (where 
she stopped longer than originally 
planned in order to have her eyes 
operated on), she was again en route 
to Pakistan where she expected to ar- 
rive on January 26th. Her address 
there will be 74 Garden Rd., Karachi 
3, West Pakistan. 



LASELL ALUMNAE, INC. 



New Officer 

We are pleased to announce that 
Nancy Lawson Donahue '49 of Lowell, 
Mass., has accepted the appointment as 
Alumnae Clubs Advisor on the Board 
of Management. She is filling the place 
of Louise Tardivel Higgins '37 who was 
working in the double capacity of Clubs 
Advisor and Class Agent Chairman. 
She will continue in the latter office. 



bers 

are: 



New Life Members 

We welcome three more Life Mem- 

They 



into Lasell Alumnae, Inc. 



Elaine Bass Pierce '20 

of Woodstock, Vt. 

Helen Bauman Routier '17 

of Grayling, Mich. 

Elizabeth Love Macey '08 

of Indianapolis, Ind. 



Reunions 

All members of reunioning classes, 
mark the date of Sat., June 11th, on 
your calendar now, and be sure to notice 
the new schedule for commencement 
listed on page 6. The classes celebrat- 
ing this year are : 



1895— 60th 
1900— 55th 
1905— 50th 
1910— 45th 
1915 — 40th 
1920— 35th 
1925— 30th 



1930— 25th 
1935— 20th 
1940— 15th 
1945— 10th 
1950— 5th 
1954— 1st 



Cornerstone Laying Ceremony 

As portrayed on the front cover of 
this magazine as well as here, a special 
celebration was held on October 27th 
when the cornerstone for the new 
science building was put in place. 
Among the distinguished guests who 



LASELL LEAVES 




PARTICIPANTS IN CORNERSTONE LAYING CEREMONIES 

Front row, left to right: Mr. George S. Dunham, Dorothy Inett Taylor '30, Miss 
Jean Watt, Miss Muriel McClelland, Antoinette Meritt Smith '23, Jane Harding 
'55, and Mr. Earl H. Ordway. Back row: Barbara Jennings '55, Miss Mary W. 

Blatchford, and Carolyn Chapin '55. 



took part in the program was the Hon- 
orable Howard Whitmore, Mayor of 
Newton, who expressed the good wishes 
of the City and deposited a copy of the 
new publication "Young Citizens' His- 
tory of Newton" in the bronze con- 
tainer which would be sealed into the 
cornerstone. Other speakers were Dr. 
Harold Gores, Superintendent of Schools 
for Newton, and Dorothy Inett Taylor 
'30, President of Lasell Alumnae, Inc., 
who also made formal presentation to 
the college of the alumnae gate and 
fence on Commonwealth Ave. She 
placed a copy of the most recent issue of 
the Leaves in the cornerstone box. Oth- 
er mementoes included the current col- 
lege catalog presented by Miss Blatch- 
ford, Academic Dean, a copy of the 
"Blue Book" by Miss McClelland, As- 
sistant Dean of Residence, some Orphean 



Club concert programs by Mr. Dunham, 
Director of Music, a map of the campus 
by Mr. Ordway, Superintendent of 
Buildings and Grounds, copies of the 
student newspaper, The Lasell News, 
and the student magazine, The Quill, by 
Jean Harding, Editor of the News, a 
copy of the current list of students by 
Carolyn Chapin, President of the Stu- 
dent Government Association, and re- 
ceipts for contributions to the Building 
Fund for the student body by Barbara 
Jennings, Chairman of the Student 
Building Fund, for the faculty by Miss 
Watt, Chairman of last year's Faculty 
Bazaar, and for the alumnae by Antoi- 
nette Merritt Smith '23, Treasurer of 
Lasell Alumnae, Inc., from 1944-54. In 
fact, we were so pleased with the good 
showing our alumnae report made that 



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we thought it should be reprinted here 
for you to see. 

Gifts to Lasell Junior College for the 

Building Funds by the Alumnae 

from June, 1947, to October, 1954 

June 1947 S6.500.00 
June 1949 1,000.00 

June 1950 1,000.00 

June 1951 1,000.00 

+ 3,000.00 for landscaping 
and driveway at 
Woodland 



June 1952 
June 1953 
June 1954 
Oct. 1954 



TOTAL 



+ 27,414.40 from individuals 

for Centennial 

Fund 

+ 2,033.35 from clubs for 

Centennial Fund 

1,454.00 

2,217.00 

4,000.00 for gate and fence 

5,000.00 for equipment in 
new science & 
classroom bldg. 



,618.75 



CLUB NEWS .... 
BOSTON 

Miriam Day '48, President 
23 Woodhaven Rd., Waban, Mass. 

Beryl N. Groff '48, Corres. Secy. 
24 Atwood St., Wellesley, Mass. 

The Colin Ross Fashion Show in Octo- 
ber, held at Lasell, provided delightful 
entertainment for the 175 people in at- 
tendance. Carol Galligan '48 was chair- 
man, and Mae Donahue '53 and her "crew" 
offered flavorful punch and cookies. The 
models were girls now attending Lasell, 
as well as Diane Palady '49, Linn Kneller 
'48, Sally Hughes '50 and Mae Donahue 
'53. Miss Wethern offered invaluable 
assistance through her help backstage, and 
the profit from the show netted $42.78 
(expenses entailed music, insurance on the 
clothing, mailing materials and refresh- 
ments). Of particular attraction were the 
flowers worn by the models from: 



NELSON'S FLOWERS 


199 Essex St. 


Saugus, Mass. 


(Saugus 8-2307) 



A flyer, featuring the Fashion Show 
along with a Calendar of Events, was 
mailed to everyone in the Boston Club 
area during the last part of September. 
It is hoped that everyone who is inter- 
ested and possibly can will attend the 
affairs offered through the year, particu- 
larly now with this Calendar-of-Events 
reminder. 

Last June a $75 scholarship was 
awarded to each of two girls. (Letters of 
thanks from them have been received and 



were read at one of the Board meetings.) 
At that time, a $100 check was given to 
Lasell, also. 

Beverly Mulock '54 has filled the vacan- 
cy in the Boston Club's Board membership. 
We welcome Beverly — glad to have her 
with us. 

It is of interest to note that the Club's 
bank balance, just after the Fashion Show, 
was $296.81 MORE than it was at the 
same time last year. This would seem to 
"spell success" to date. 

It was decided at the November Board 
meeting to have future meetings the first 
Thursday in each month. Prior to this we 
had been choosing almost any date. 

The Movies for Kids program was held 
for a second year on a November Saturday 
morning in Winslow Hall. The children 
received one free lollipop — the balance 
of 'pops were sold. Publicity came 
through posters distributed about town, 
and admission was 25£, the same as last 
year. A success both years, the profit this 
year was a tidy $21.61. The films included 
Bert Lahr in a cowboy sketch, Laurel and 
Hardy (at their best!), and a cartoon. 



BRIDGEPORT 

Mrs. Ronald J. Mott 

(Libby Stahl '28), President 

225 Harvester Rd., Fairfield, Conn. 

Joy Gustavson '50, Secy. 
406 Stratfield Rd., Bridgeport, Conn. 

Our first meeting after our summer 
recess was held on Tuesday evening. 
September 21, 195-1, at the home of Dor- 
othy Hagadorn Taylor '25. Our newly 
elected president, Libby Stahl Mott '28, 
called the meeting to order at approxi- 
mately 8:30 P.M., and then introduced our 



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guest speaker for the evening who was 
Mrs. Florence Lewis, Speech and Hearing 
Supervisor, Division of Crippled Children, 
State Dept. of Health. We all enjoyed the 
very interesting and educational talk by Mrs. 
Lewis in which she outlined the program set 
up by the State Dept. of Health to aid the 
children who are handicapped with speech 
and hearing impediments. She described sev- 
eral diseases which these children have, their 
causes, and what the trained speech physiolo- 
gists are doing for them. 

The secretary's report was read by Joy 
Gustavson '50, who also read the treas- 
urer's report in the absence of Jayne 
Gilmore x-'49. Lorrayne Hron Hulton 
'44, our vice-president and program chairman, 
gave the schedule of the next four meet- 
ings as follows: Lasell Luncheon, Novem- 
ber 13, 1954, at Yankee Drover Inn, New- 
town, Conn., 1:00 p. m. Mrs. Vera Metz 
will present a Travelogue on Africa, Jan- 
uary 19, 1955. On March 16th, 1955, a 
covered dish supper is planned, to be fol- 
lowed by a speaker from school. May 11, 
1955, is the date of the fourth meeting and 
the program will be on art. Lorrayne 
urged us to bring as many guests as pos- 
sible to our Fashion Show so it will be a 
huge success. She also presented our 
money-making scheme for the year, which 
is to have each member sponsor a bridge 
at her home, consisting of one or two 
tables of four people at 750 per person. 
Each member should call Lorrayne and 
tell her when she has had the bridge and 
report the profits. 

Libby Stahl Mott '28 questioned us as 
to our enthusiasm for the suggested cov- 
ered dish supper meeting on March 16th. 
All seemed to be in favor of it if it did 
not start earlier than 7:00 p. m. As yet we 
have not had any offers of a home where 
it can be held. Ann Robertson Miller '37 
offered to open her home for our January 
19th meeting. Libby also reported that 
she called several people whom we had 
listed in our file to see whether or not 
they are still interested and wish to be 
contacted. 

The following members were present 
at our meeting: Libby Stahl Mott '28, 
Jean Watson Wetrich '46, Lorrayne Hron 
Hulton '44, Sara Parsons Kenny '48, Susan 
Cairoli Peck '41, Betty Oppel Morris '26, 
Dorothy Hagadorn Taylor '25 and Joy 
Gustavson '50. Mrs. Ella Lucas came as 
a guest. 

Our third annual luncheon and fashion 
show was held on November 13, 1954, 
at 12:30, at the Yankee Drover Inn in 
Newtown, Conn. We dispensed with our 
business meeting. Helen Hoadley of 
Bridgeport put on a very "chic" fashion 
show, featuring the latest creations, among 



them being "wingback jewelry." Frances 
Stephan Howell '38 did a very good job 
as our commentator. We had an attend- 
ance of thirty-one. Helen Kowalewski 
Sandback '28 from the New Haven Lasell 
Club was our only guest. The members 
who attended were: Libby Stahl Mott '28, 
Lorrayne Hron Hulton '44, Jayne A. Gil- 
more x-'49, Joy Gustavson '50, Sara Par- 
sons Kenny '48, Dorothy Hagadorn Tay- 
lor '25, Susan Cairoli Peck '41, Ann Rob- 
ertson Miller '37, Jean Watson Wetrich 
'46, Harriett Smith Rawson '33, Betty 
Oppel Morris '26 and Frances Stephan 
Howells '38. 

The door prize (which was a darling 
pair of pearl wingback earrings) was won 
by "yours truly." Was I thrilled! We all 
enjoyed ourselves and are looking forward 
to meeting in January at the home of Ann 
Robertson Miller. 

Special Note: If there is anyone new in 
this area who is interested in the Club, 
please contact me. Joy Gustavson, Secre- 
tary (see address above). 



CAPITAL DISTRICT (ALBANY) 

Mrs. David K. W. Wilson 

(Janet Garland '46), President 

105 Front St., Schenectady, N. Y. 

Mrs. Harry L. Kuchera 
(Josephine Caruso '41), Corres. Secy. 
1154 Waverly PL, Schenectady, N. Y. 

On Thursday, September 9th, a tea was 
given for prospective students and their 
mothers and for present students at the 
home of Eloise Smith Riley '26, 18 Aspin- 
wall Rd., Loudonville, N. Y. The Times- 
Union of Sunday, September 12th, printed 
two very good, large pictures of the alum- 
nae who were acting as hostesses to the 
group. About 25 girls were at the affair. 

On Saturday, October 16th, we had our 
annual fall luncheon at Duncan's Inn. Miss 
Helen Beede '21, Recorder for Lasell, was 
our guest speaker. Miss Beede brought us 
up to date on activities at school. 

After lunch our new officers for the 
coming year were presented: Janet Gar- 
land Wilson '46, president, and Josephine 
Caruso Kuchera '41, corresponding secre- 
tary. Janet then presented Grace Douglass 
Schindler x-'12 with a gift, a token of 
appreciation to our out-going president; 
also thanks to Mary McEvoy Robideau 
'29, out-going corresponding secretary, for 
a fine job. 

The Club name was changed from Albany 
to Capital District. 

On Thursday, December 16th, at 12:15, 
a luncheon was held at Keeler's, Albany, 



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N. Y. This is a regular monthly affair, 
every third Thursday. No reservations 
needed. 



CHICAGO 

Mrs. Cornelius J. Peeples 

(Mae-Florine Thielens x-'06), President 

523 W. Melrose St., Chicago, 111. 

Mrs. Lawrence E. Dickson 
(Helene Grashorn '22), Secretary 
316 Sheridan Rd., Winnetka, 111. 

On September 28th Maurine Moore 
Allen x-'21 and Irvina Pomeroy Cooper 
'18 entertained us at the South Side 
Swedish Club. There were 20 present. It 
was so nice to see so many, and also to 
have Maurine's mother and Gene Loomis 
Flager's (*32) mother with us. 

After a delicious Smorgasbord luncheon 
(and our table was truly Lasell with blue and 
white decorations), we all went to Maurine's 
home. 

Mae-Florine Thielens Peeples x-'06 be- 
came our new president, though not a new 
office to her, for she was president many 
years ago when our Chicago Club could 
boast of at least 100 members at our 
annual meeting. Those present were: 
Elizabeth Foss Cole x-'40, Jean Dickson 
Treveiler '49, Mary Jane Holton Bohling 
'38, Elinor Rinebold Struve '24, Catherine 
Morley King '29, Virginia Hinshaw Wilks 
'31, Doris Perkins Meyer x-'21, Dorothy 
Taggart Krumsieg '32, Kathryn Moore 
Silverwood '26, Tevis Huber Mellish, H.S. 
'4l-'42, Mae-Florine Thielens Peeples 
x-'06, Louise Funkhouser Colegrove '09, 
Helene Grashorn Dickson '22, Gene Loomis 
Flagler '32, Marjorie Bassett MacMillan 
'36 and Margherita Dike Hallberg '10. 

On November 6th, Mrs. Peeples enter- 
tained us in her home. Thirteen were, 
present to enjoy Mae-Florine's wonderful 
lunch, then to see all her interesting arti- 
cles she brought home after her year's 
stay in Europe. It was indeed a most en- 
joyable afternoon. Those present were: 
Bess Thielens Miller x-'06, Lucille Guertin 
Fgan x-'13, Peg Perley Downey '20, Ger- 
trude Wagner '28, Helen Carter Johnson 
'07, Alice Wry Anthony '24, Margherita 
Dike Hallberg '10, Elinor Rinebold Struve 
'24, Alma Bunch '13, Louise Funkhouser 
Colegrove '09, Julia Potter Schmidt '06, 
and Helene Grashorn Dickson '22. 

We were sorry to learn that Louise 
Funkhouser Colegrove and her husband are 
moving back to New York, but we always 
look forward to their return in the summer. 
The Chicago Lasell Club extends deepest 
sympathy to Mae-Florine Peeples whose 
son, Cornelius, died on November 15th. 



CLEVELAND 

Mrs. James O. Green 

(Barbara Birnbaum '45), President 

3509 Tullamore Rd., University Heights, O. 

Mrs. Robert L. Phillips 

(Ellen Morris '49), Secretary 

1876 Langerdale Rd., South Euclid, O. 

Twelve members attended our first fall 
luncheon meeting at Higbee's on Satur- 
day, September 18th. Barbara Birnbaum 
Green '45, our president, thanked Marge 
Mosher Masch '46 and Bette J. Hapgood 
'41 for arranging the meeting. We dis- 
cussed the possibility of having an early 
spring dance with Colby College. The 
Colby group is very interested. Barbara 
appointed a new program chairman, Sally 
Ann Evans '54. Sally also offered her home 
for the next evening meeting. We were 
all very happy to welcome Sally into our 
group. We have decided to have a speaker 
at our meetings to make them more in- 
teresting. 

Those present at the meeting: Elaine 
Burrell King '48, Kathryn Chase Heene 
'16, Almira Shepard x-'18, Helen Ferry 
Babcock x-'ll, Esther Joslyn Gross '35, 
Helen B. Bogert '40, Virginia Rolfe Guy 
'45, Ellen Morris Phillips '49, Barbara 
Green, Marge Masch, Bette Hapgood, and 
Sally Ann Evans. 

On November 18th the Cleveland Club 
met at the home of Sally Ann Evans in the 
evening. Our evening meetings have be- 
come quite popular. Lynn Babbitt Cooper 
'45 was appointed head of the committee 
for the dance which will be held May 21st 
with Colby College. We will have our 
annual tea on December 26th from 3 to 5 
at the home of Barbara Green for alumnae, 
prospective students and their mothers, 
and students attending Lasell now. 

Our speaker for the evening was Mrs. 
Hart from the Revlon Company. She 
gave us tips on skin care and how to use 
make-up. Afterwards Virginia Guy and 
Marge Masch, the hostesses, served ginger- 
bread with lemon sauce. This was so good 
I am including the recipe: 

Gingerbread with lemon sauce 



1/2 cup molasses 
A CU P sugar 
1/2 cups Hour 
teasp. ginger 

tcasp. soda 

teasp. cinnamon 

teasp. salt 
Y 2 cup melted butter (I/4 lb.) 
Vl CU P boiling watei 

egg 



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Combine molasses and sugar. Add well 
beaten egg. Add flour sifted with soda, 
salt, cinnamon and ginger. Add melted 
butter and boiling water. Bake in 8" x 
8" pan in 350° oven for 40 minutes. 
Sauce: V2 cup sugar 

1 tablesp. cornstarch mixed with 
% cup water 

3 tablesp. real lemon juice 

1 tablsp. butter 
Combine sugar, cornstarch and water and 
cook five min. Take off fire and add lemon 
juice and melted butter and stir. Serve 
warm over gingerbread. 

Those at the meeting: Bette Hapgood, 
Marge Masch, Martha Kennedy Ingersoll 
'48, Lynn Cooper, Jean Peace (W.P. '33-'36, 
H.S. '36-'38), Gertrude Bicknell Harvey 
x-'27, Sally Ann Evans, Jule Nelson Diggs 
(Fac. T5-'17), Barbara Clarkson Moody 
x-'38, Marge Churchill Cantor '29, Vir- 
ginia Guy, Jean Stewart Marshall x-'4l, 
Helen Bogert, Martha Cooney Stuhr '40, 
Elaine King and Ellen Phillips. 



CONNECTICUT VALLEY 



othy Hinchliffe Camire '47, Helen Wahlquist 
Wolcott '25, Clara McLean Rowley '02, Ber- 
tha Hayden King '03, Ann E. Woods '52, 
Harriette Case Bidwell '22, Florence Keeney 
Havens '48, Mary Jane Selby Guerry '35, 
Jane Wadhams Hazen '49, Maude Hayden 
Keeney '16, Florence Skinner Anderson 
x-T5, Julia Case '32, Helen Burwell '33, 
Mary Goodwin Olmsted '03, Margaret 
Olson, Mary Lou Woodward '52 and Helen 
F. Hamilton. 

On December 1st, we held a card party 
at the First Congregational Church in East 
Hartford, Conn. Approximately 35 Lasel- 
lites and their friends spent a most en- 
joyable evening playing bridge, canasta or 
just plain "chatting." Beautiful door and 
table prizes were awarded and delicious 
refreshments served. 

The Connecticut Valley Lasell Club's 
officers are most anxious to hear from 
anyone who is not on our mailing list and 
will greatly appreciate your letting us know 
if you wish to be included and have not 
received notices of our activities. We're 
all most interested in enlarging our group 
so please drop us a note. 



Pauline M. Coady '52, President 
9 Russwin Rd., New Britain, Conn. 

Helen F. Hamilton '49, Secretary 
Fairview Dr., Elmwood, Conn. 

The forty-eighth annual meeting of the 
Connecticut Valley Lasell Club was held 
on October 2, 1954, at one o'clock at the 
City Club in Hartford. 

The following officers were elected for 
the 1954-55 year: President, Pauline 
Coady '52; Vice President, Marilyn Mc- 
Guire '52; Secretary, Helen Hamilton '49; 
Treasurer, Margaret Olson '50; Honor Roll 
Chairman, Helen Saunders '17; Nominating 
Chairman, Sally Swanson Dahlberg '35; 
Program Chairman, Edith Downey '34; and 
Publicity Chairman, Shirley Wolcott Wells 
"43. 

We were very much pleased to have Mrs. 
Jeanne Cousins with us who brought us 
up to date on activities at Lasell and indi- 
cated that the total enrollment this year 
is 585 including two students from Thai- 
land. 

Twenty-nine alumnae were present for 
which we were very much pleased since 
it was a crucial game of the World Series. 
Those present were: Marilyn McGuire, 
Phyllis Haviland Hildebrandt '47, Maroah 
Shailer '54, Judy Hansen '54, Lois J. Welt- 
ner x-'50, Helen M. Saunders, Marion Grif- 
fin Wolcott '16, Freda Griffin Leining '20, 
Shirley Hannafin '51, Connie Quebec '54, 
Frances Hayden '54, Edith Downey, Dor- 



EASTERN MAINE 

Mrs. Frank B. Harlow 

(Constance Chalmers '29), President 

193 Main St., Orono, Me. 

Mrs. John H. Britton 
(Joyce Tucker '30), Secretary 
29 Bennoch Rd., Orono, Me. 

The Eastern Maine Lasell Club met 
Thursday, October 7th, at the summer 
home in Camden of Lydia Adams Godsoe 
'18 of Bangor, for a luncheon, with 17 
members present. Mr. and Mrs. Wass 
were guests and, after the business meeting 
conducted by our president, Constance 
Chalmers Harlow '29 of Orono, they 
showed colored movies of students and 
faculty activities on the campus. A Scotch 
Auction was held to raise money for the 
Building Fund. 

In addition to those members already 
mentioned, the following were present: 
Faustina S. Curtis '01, Florence C. Wyman 
'91-'92, Marian Harvey Higgins x-'18, 
Pearl Thompson Hasey '31, Ruth Butter- 
field Weeks '44, Barbara Stover Van de 
Bogert '33 all from Bangor; Georgie Dun- 
can Seavey '02, Searsport; Ethelle Cleale 
Collett '22, Brewer; Mary Louise Wey- 
mouth Thompson '22, Belfast; Joyce 
Tucker Britton '30, Orono; Elizabeth Page 
Sealey '32, Skowhegan; Helen Hawes 
Loomis '28, Solon: Julia Crafts Sheridan 
'10, Greenville; Esther Norcross Dougher- 



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NEW HAMPSHIRE CLUB FALL BANQUET MEETING 

Left to right: Martha Clark Corson x-'44, past president; Sophia Sofronas '48, 
secretary-treasurer; Paul Dufour, supervisor of education at the Currier Gallery 
of Art, guest speaker; Priscilla Alden Wolfe '19, a trustee of Lasell and a direc- 
tor of Lasell Alumnae, Inc.; and Elizabeth Hayford Stewart '33, vice president. 



ty '18, Old Town; and Carolyn Kesseli 
Nargesian '45, Camden. 

The next meeting of the group will be 
in June at the Penobscot Valley Country 
Club in Orono. 



NEW HAMPSHIRE 

Mrs. David Bliven 

(Hazel Merritt '33), President 

666 Pine St., Manchester, N. H. 

Sophia A. Sofronas '48, Secretary 
431 Walnut St., Manchester, N. H. 

The fall meeting of the New Hampshire 
Lasell Club was a luncheon held Saturday, 
October 30, 1954, at the Manchester Coun- 
try Club. Paul Dufour, director of the 
Currier Art Center, was the guest speaker. 
His topic was "The Future American 
Scholar from Contemporary Adolescent 
Thinking." 

Hazel Merritt Bliven '33, president, pre- 
sided over the business meeting. 

Priscilla Alden Wolfe 19, of New 
Hampton, a member of the Alumnae Board 



of Management and the Lasell Board of 
Trustees, gave an informal report on the 
fall trustees' meeting. 

Alumnae were present from Manchester, 
Andover, Rochester, New Hampton and 
Contoocook. 

Plans were made to hold the spring 
meeting at the New Hampshire Highway 
Hotel in Concord, N. H., on May 7, 1955. 



NEW HAVEN 



Mrs. Alfred E. Kuehl, Jr. 
(Dorothy Page '48), President 
118 Harmon St., Hamden, Conn. 

Barbara A. Palumbo, '53, Secretary 
97 Spring Garden St., Hamden, Conn. 

On October 4, 1954, the New Haven 
Lasell Club held its monthly meeting at 
the home of Jeanette Gessner Somers '30. 

The following gifls from the Class of '54 
were presented: Judy Stone, Ann Chidsey, 
Kit. i Keevers, Priscilla Van Dine and 
Corinne Coyle. 



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Plans for the ensuing year were discussed. 
It was suggested that instead of having 
a Christmas tea, we might have a luncheon 
during spring vacation. A suggestion was 
also made to have a luncheon and fashion 
show in lieu of our usual spring bridge. 

The November first meeting was held at 
the home of our president, Dottie Page 
Kuehl '48. A general business meeting 
took place and it was suggested that we 
have speakers for our meetings on interior 
decorating, bridal parties, and possibly a 
speaker from the Yale Clinic. 

Eleanor Pfaff '41 told us of her recent 
trip to Europe. Her talk was supplemented 
with beautiful slides taken in England, 
France and Italy. 

The December meeting is to be held at 
the home of Emma Ockert '26, 172 Liv- 
ingston St., New Haven. 



NORTHERN NEW JERSEY 

Joanne Purcell '52, President 
1073 Bromley Ave., West Englewood, N. J. 

Suzanne G. Baney '52, Leaves Reporter 

125 Northfield Ave., Apt. 1-D, 

West Orange, N. J. 

The New Jersey Club had its first meet- 
ing of the season on September 7th at 
Olsen's Flowers, Orange, N. J. 

After a brief business meeting Mrs. Don- 
ald Baney, co-owner, gave a very interest- 
ing talk on Fashions in Flowers. 

The club was very happy to welcome 
members of the Class of 1954 as well as 
Ethel Lasell Standish '95-'97. Mrs. Stand- 
ish, whose uncle founded Lasell, told us 
that her granddaughter, the fourth gen- 
eration of her family, entered Lasell this 
fall. 

The November meeting was held at the 
home of Lynn Lyons '53 in Ridgewood. A 
record number of alumnae attended. 

After the business meeting, Barbara Van 
Dine '53 gave a talk on interior decorating. 
Barbara is a student at Parsons Art School 
in New York City. 

Since last year's venture was such a suc- 
cess, the club has again decided to sponsor 
a play given by the Bergen County Players 
of Oradell on March 12th. 



NORTHERN VERMONT 

Mrs. Edward P. Bottomley 
(Marion Hale '10), Chairman 
95 Adams St., Burlington, Vt. 

The annual luncheon meeting of the 



Vermont Lasell Club was held at the Hotel 
Barre in Barre on October 9, 1954. There 
were thirteen present including Mr. and Mrs. 
Raymond Wass, our guests from Lasell, 
and three guests of alumnae. Those pres- 
ent were: Geraldine Bixby Averill '41 
and her mother, Mrs. J. A. Bixby, Lucille 
Hooker Paterson '41, Jeannette Maynard 
Macomber '52 and her mother, Mrs. B. M. 
Maynard, Barbara Bixby McHugo '43, 
Barbara Scott Wilson '43, Sarah F. Crane 
'22, Elizabeth Madeira Campbell '22, Isa- 
belle Whitcomb Jackson '23, and Mrs. T. 
R. Bliss. 

After a delicious luncheon the business 
meeting was presided over by President 
Geraldine Bixby Averill '41. The secre- 
tary-treasurer's reports were read and 
accepted. 

Our Vermont chapters were discussed 
and it was noted that it was especially 
hard to have one chapter cover more than 
one town and still have it work effectively. 

Because of the small attendance and lack 
of interest in our meetings, it was voted 
to have the state divided in half and the 
secretary was asked to write the alumnae 
office notifying them of our decision and 
asking their advice as to the proper pro- 
cedure. 

The annual luncheon meeting was dis- 
cussed and it was voted to have the next 
meeting in August in order that girls enter- 
ing Lasell in the fall might attend with 
their mothers. We hope to have this meet- 
ing when Miss Beede is home on vacation 
so that she might meet with us, too. 

The report of the nominating committee 
was read stating that they were unable to 
obtain a new slate of officers. We were 
also unable to obtain any nominations from 
the floor and so a committee was appointed 
to plan the next meeting. This committee 
is made up of Marion Hale Bottomley '10, 
Sarah F. Crane '22, Isabelle Whitcomb 
Jackson '23 and Jeannette Maynard Macom- 
ber '52. 

Mr. Wass then brought us up to date on 
the latest news from Lasell. He told us 
that Lasell had the largest enrollment in the 
history of the college, including several 
students from foreign countries. We were 
most interested in hearing about the new 
science building, the alumnae fence and 
gate, and the three-year nursing program. 

The meeting closed after the showing of 
a colored movie of a typical year at Lasell. 



PHILA.-SO. JERSEY 

Mrs. D. G. Hopkins 

(Jo Laughton '28), President 
Allen town Rd., New Egypt, N. J. 



LASELL LEAVES 



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Mrs. Edward W. David 

(Annie Merrill '12), Corres. Secy. 

310 Go wen Ave., Mt. Airy, 

Philadelphia, Penn. 

Our meeting was held on Saturday, 
October 9th, at Gimbel's in Philadelphia. 
After luncheon eleven of us had our meet- 
ing in the Club Women's Center with Dean 
Rothenberger as our guest speaker. 

Our president, Natalie Whitaker Spal- 
ding x-'31, has moved to Bethesda, Md., 
and we are going to miss her great- 
ly but know she will be a great asset to 
the Washington Club. In her absence, 
Jennie Hamilton Eliason '04, vice presi- 
dent, conducted our business meeting. 

Officers for the next two years were 
elected as follows: Jo Laughton Hopkins 
'28, president; Marguerite Mcllvain 
Ricker x-'29, vice president; Helen Robson 
'24, recording secretary; Annie Merrill 
David '12, corresponding secretary; and 
Mary Detwiler Fides '48, treasurer. 

Dean Rothenberger brought us up to date 
on developments at college — the damage 
done by the recent hurricanes to the lovely 
trees, the full enrollment at school, inter- 
esting stories of the many foreign students, 
the change of program at Commencement, 
the changes in faculty rooms, alumnae 
rooms, library and day student rooms. We 
learn something new at each meeting and, 
while we don't get all 90 graduates out at 
once in this area, we do enjoy our meetings. 

Arrangements were made for a meeting 
April 16th, the Saturday after Easter, so 
do write it down right now. 



RHODE ISLAND 



Phyllis W. Gleason '52, President 
82 Welfare Ave., Cranston, R. I. 

Nancy B. Keach '41, Secretary 
237 High St., Valley Falls, R. I. 

The annual tea for new students, seniors 
and guests was held Wednesday evening, 
September 15th, at the Plantations Club. 
Members and guests were welcomed by our 
new president, Phyllis Gleason '52. 

The regular November meeting was held 
on November 10th at the home of Joan 
Darelius '53. There were nineteen mem- 
bers present. 

Plans were discussed for a bridge and 
fashion show to be held the latter part of 
February or the first of March. Jean Davies 
Stanley '50 and Lois Schaller Toegemann 
"50 are co-chairmen. 

A suggestion for holding a rummage 



sale as a money-raising project was made 
and the president will investigate the pos- 
sibilities. 

The annual meeting will be held in May 
at the Wayland Manor and the June meet- 
ing in Bristol. 

The business meeting was followed by 
a demonstration of Avon Products by Betty 
Lou Foy '52. 



WASHINGTON, D. C. 

Mrs. C. Curtis Tracy 

(Beth Baer x-'ll), President 

3615 Chevy Chase Lake Dr., 

Chevy Chase, Md. 

Mrs. Robert T. Olds 
(Marjorie Stuart '36), Corres. Secy. 

1923 N. Kenilworth St., Arlington 5, Va. 

Seventeen members of the Washington 
Lasell Club met for their November 10th 
meeting at Carriage House, Georgetown, 
for luncheon. Those present were: Ros- 
amond McCorkindale Blizard '45, Paul- 
ine Philbrick Gritz '35, Marjorie Stuart 
Olds '36, Natalie Whitaker Spalding x-'31, 
Ellen Grover '48, Nancy Savage Taylor 
x-'45, Beth Baer Tracy x-'ll, Rosenda 
Cabrera '19, Eva Couch Cable '93, Jeanette 
Levanthal Brooks x-'18, June Newbold 
Gurley '48, Marjorie Cramton Lathrop '48, 
Louise Pool Langley '46, Agnes M. Neu 
'39, Betty Lou Page '53, Polly Weeks '54 
and Abbie Lee Viener Moss '14. 

Mrs. Tracy, our president, will be the 
hostess at the December meeting and a 
Chinese Auction will be featured. Mar- 
jorie Lathrop will donate one of her 
famous pies for this event. 



WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS 



Mrs. Douglas W. Abel, Jr. 
(Sallyann Bartlett '51), President 
98 Fenway Dr., Springfield, Mass. 

Carolyn A. Powers '52, Secretary 
227 Prospect St., E. Longmeadow, Mass. 

The first meeting of the 1954-55 season 
of the Western Massachusetts Club was 
held October 26th at the home of the club 
president, Sallyann Bartlett Abel '51, on 
Fenway Drive in Springfield. The members 
enjoyed a casserole supper arranged by 
Frances Gay Linford '39, Katherine Nan- 
nery Carr 'Al and Dorothy Nickerson 
Tehan '44, followed by military whist. 



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The November 23rd meeting was held at 
the home of Katherine Nannery Carr on 
South Colonial Rd., Wilbraham. Co- 
hostesses were Frances Gay Linford, Char- 
lotte Bragg Burke '42 and Barbara Bald- 
win Smith '50. Mrs. Vera Fuller, propri- 
etor of the Vera Fuller Florist in Springfield, 
spoke on floral arrangements. She gave a 
great deal of valuable advice on holiday 
decorating, and several of the members 
were presented with her demonstration 
creations. This meeting was open to 
guests. 

The annual silver tea was planned for 
December 19th at the home of Carolyn 
Powers '52, 227 Prospect St., East Long- 
meadow. Prospective students from West- 
ern Massachusetts and their mothers were 
to be the guests. 

Miss Mollie Kalman, interior decorator, 
has been announced as guest speaker for 
the January 25th meeting. Dorothy Nick- 
erson Tehan will be hostess with Merilyn 
Peck '52 as co-hostess. A white elephant 
sale will be held on February 22nd at 
which time a club member will act as auc- 
tioneer. This meeting will be held in the 
home of Ruth Burnap Dresser '17, 138 
Berkshire Ave., Springfield. 

The March 22nd meeting will feature 
a talk by Miss Dorothy Bolles of the New 
England Telephone & Telegraph Co. Her 
subject will be "Your Voice Is You." 
Barbara Iris Johnson '35 of 369 Rogers 
Ave., West Springfield, will be hostess. 



The annual luncheon and election of 
officers for the 1955-56 season is scheduled 
for Saturday, April 23rd, at the Old House 
on the Green, Longmeadow. William 
Webb of the Better Business Bureau will 
be the guest speaker. 

A card party and fashion show will be 
sponsored by the club May 26th, place 
to be announced. Members will serve as 
models. 

The June meeting will be the annual 
picnic for alumnae and present students 
and will be held at the home of Frances 
Gay Linford at 7 Ridgewood Rd., Wilbra- 
ham, the date to be announced. Helen 
Breed Solberg '33 will be co-hostess 



WORCESTER 



Mrs. Dexter J. Eaton 
(Jeanette White x-'36), President 
123 Barnard Rd., Worcester, Mass. 

Mrs. Merrill A. Symonds 

(Rena Ridler '40), Secretary 

283 Beverly Rd., Worcester, Mass. 

An announcement appeared in the 
Worcester paper on Sunday, September 
26th, in the Calendar for the Week, saying 
that on Tuesday, September 28th, the 
Lasell Junior College Club would meet at 
6:30 at 32 Raymond Ave., Shrewsbury. 



CLASS NEWS . ■ . . . 



1887 

In Memoriam: Caroline Coburn Briggs 
'86-'87 (Mrs. Louis M.) Weston, Mass. 

Other News: The Class of 1887 extends 
deep sympathy to Mercy Sinsabaugh Ingalls 
'87 on the death of her husband, Owen 
Lovejoy Ingalls, November 4th, at his 
home, 28 Davis Rd., Port Washington, N. 
Y. As reported in the Port Washing' on 
(N. Y.) News, Mr. Ingalls, who was in his 
91st year, "graduated from Cornell Uni- 
versity in 1886 with a degree in Civil Engi- 
neering. During the first quarter of this 
century he was well-known as an expert 
in concrete construction work and his proj- 
ects were written up in engineering jour- 
nals and used as examples in engineering 
courses at the Massachusetts Institute of 
Technology and other colleges. Upon com- 
pletion of his work on the Croton Aque- 
duct, Mr. Ingalls was offered a position in 



the Department of Sewers in Washington, 
D. C. There he drafted plans and super- 
vised the construction of sewers that were 
considered the largest in the world at that 
time; the one crossing the Capitol grounds 
having a diameter of twenty-two feet. Early 
in 1902 he received the appointment of 
City Engineer, for Manila, P. I., from the 
Civil Service Commission. He moved his 
family from Washington to the Philippine 
Islands where he lived for many years, con- 
structing the sewer system for Manila and 
later at Fort Drum on El Fraile Island at 
the entrance of Manila Bay. An important 
part of the Corregidor defense of the Phil- 
ippines during the second World War, 
this fort was the last fortification to be 
taken by the Japanese. He served as a Ma- 
jor in the Engineer Reserve Corps of the 
Army during the first World War." Mercy 
wrote that she was 88 in November, and 
added: "The last time I was at Lasell was 
for Commencement in 1919 ... I hope to 



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Maude Snyder Davis '91 (on the left) 

in dress she made and for which she 

wove the material. 



meet you (Mr. Wass) sometime, perhaps 
next year at the New York Club luncheon. 
I read the Leaves from cover to cover." 
Mercy has four children, four grandchil- 
dren and four great grandchildren. 



1888 

In Memoriam: Susan Hallock Couch '86-'88 
on July 13, 1954, in Cromwell, Conn. 

Other News: The Class of 1888 extends 
sincerest sympathy to Maudie Stone Chap- 
man on the death of her husband, Levi S. 
Chapman, on February 11, 1954. 

We were glad to receive news of Mary 
Lulie Hogg through her niece, Margaret 
Powell Weaver x-'17, who says, "My aunt 
will be with me (Mrs. Joseph Weaver, 1111 
South Seaman St., Eastland, Tex.) for the 
holiday season. She is eighty-nine years young, 
still very active and interested in world af- 
fairs in spite of failing vision." 

1890 

Reunion: If it's possible for any of you 
'90ers to get back to Lasell this June, we'd 
be delighted to have you come and cele- 
brate your 65th reunion ! 

1891 

The Alumnae Office recently heard from 
Maude Snyder Davis who lives at 260 Santa 
Anita Ct., Sierra Madre, Calif. She writes. 



"In addition to my five children, twelve 
grands and nine great grands, my hobby is 
weaving." In the accompanying picture 
Maude is wearing a blue dress for which 
she wove the material herself and then 
made the dress. 



1894 

Harriett G. Scott has recently moved to 
585 Beacon St., Boston 15, Mass. 



1895 

Reunion: We're looking forward to greet- 
ing you '95ers in June to celebrate your 
60th ! 

Other News: A very nice note from Mabel 
Sawyer Rogers says, "I wish I might get 
to Auburndale to see the new buildings and 
improvements, but I don't drive very much 
beyond my marketing needs, etc. Some day 
I will go over. 

"I spent a month with my son in Cali- 
fornia this summer, going out on the won- 
derful vista dome train from Chicago and 
flying home on a DC-7 — a great trip. 

"One of my grandchildren, a 13-year- 
old girl, is in school at Barbados . . . and 
the two boys, 9 and 11, are in school in 
Roseau on the island of Dominica. They 
are all far away, but wonderful weekly 
letters keep me in touch. 

"I wish I might see you sometime. I al- 
ways hope to attend a reunion, but, though 
I am very well, I do try to limit my activi- 
ties somewhat — these are orders." Mrs. 
Rogers' address is: 50 Pleasant St., Brain- 
tree, Mass. 



1896 

Mrs. A. D. Pierce 
(Josephine Chandler), Secretary 
10 Dexter St., Maiden 48, Mass. 

In Memoriam: Lucilla Knapp Cormerais 
'94-'96, widow of the late Brig. Gen. H. D. 
Cormerais, of Newton Upper Falls, Mass., 
passed away over a year ago. 



1897 

Mrs. F. F. Lamson 

(Lena Josselyn), Secretary 

21 Waterston Rd., Newton 58, Mass. 

I often think of the pleasant times 
We Lasell "girls" had together. 



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For then all our days were happy days, 
Regardless of the weather. 
Caroline Carpenter, Drs. Rolfe and 

Strong 
Were influences good 
For a whole life long. 
Dr. Bragdon was very strict about 

men, 
Once a month was often enough then 
To see a male. 
Edith Blair was the handsomest girl 

in our class, 
And she certainly was a good-looking 

lass, 
With her merry smile and her big 

brown eyes. 
She easily won our beauty prize. 
Edith Howe and Emeline were the 

ones with the brains. 
They studied hard, with their lessons 

took pains. 
Norine had more beaux 
Than she had toes 
In her shoes, 
But she always knew 
It was Ike she would choose. 
But this was 54 long years ago — 
To look at us now 
One would never know 
That we ever were gay, young girls. 
No permanents then, just natural 

curls. 



1898 

In Memoriam: Jennie Myrick Gibbs on 
August 13, 1954, in San Francisco, Calif. 

1900 



Reunion: We hope you 'OOers have marked 
the date of June 11th for celebrating your 
55th reunion ! 

In Memoriam: Rebecca W. Taylor '99-00 
of 72 Linden PI., Sewickley, Penn., in 1934. 



1902 

In Memoriam: Ruth Skinner Redington 
'01-'02 (Mrs. John C.) of Keene, N. H. 

1903 

Lucia Parcher Dow '02-'03 and her hus- 
band, Fred, are the proud great grandpar- 
ents of a son born on August 17th to 
their oldest granddaughter. 

1904 

It was nice to have Alice Stahl Seltzer 
visit school while on a motor trip to Can- 
ada and the Gaspe. Alice has 4 children 
and 12 grandchildren. Her home is in 
Bellevue, Ohio. 



1905 



Reunion: June 11th is the date for '05ers 
to celebrate! Our 50th! 

In Memoriam: Helen Haskell Shay x-'05, 
on September 14, 1954, at her home, 1160 
Boston St., Altadena, Calif. A native of 
Kansas City, Kans., she had been a resident 
of Altadena for 32 years. She is survived 
by her son, Dr. H. Robert Shay, of Texar- 
kana, Tex. 

Other News: A nice note from Edith Burke 
Wells x-'05, dated October 13, 1954, says, 
"This last month Helen Merriam Cornell 
x'03 and I (roommates 52 years ago) went 
to Oldtown, Me., for a lovely visit to see 
Helen Gray Porter x-'07 and also called to 
see Mabelle Whitney '03 at Winterport. 
We had a wonderful trip, though the effects 
of the hurricane were much in evidence. 
I hope this will be even better than any 
of the past years for the success of dear 
old Lasell." 



1901 



1906 



Harriette Ward Walker and her husband, 
Dr. Claude Walker, of 23 Lakeside Ave., 
Darien, Conn., celebrated their fiftieth 
wedding anniversary October 5, 1954. A 
tea was given in their honor at the home 
of their daughter, Emeline Walker Father- 
ley (H.S. '31-'32) and her husband, Mr. 
Robert E. Fatherley, 9 Point o' Woods 
South, Darien. Many friends and relatives 
helped to celebrate this occasion, including 
their three grandchildren. 



60 



Mrs. Harry Carlow 
(Edith Anthony), Secretary 
Church Green, Taunton, Mass. 



The Class of 1906 extends deepest sym- 
pathy to Mae-Florine Thielens Peeples 
x-'06 whose son, Cornelius, died on Novem- 
ber 15th. 

Meta Buehner Noble, of Round Hill Rd., 
Greenwich, Conn., writes she now has 14 
grandchildren. Congratulations! 



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have been so thoughtful. Louise's address 
is: 116 Hobart St., New Haven, Conn. 

Maria Riker Hume writes: "I wish 
everyone could see Lasell as I saw it when 
I went back for '09's 45th reunion. Im- 
provements and changes are all to the good 
— cordiality was marvelous, student body 
'high class'. Everybody come in "59!" 



Reunioning, at Woodland, June, 1954. 
Left to right: Helen Merriam Cornell 
'03, Jennie Hamilton Eliason '04, Helen 
Gray Porter x-'07, and Edith Burke 
Wells x-'05. 



1907 

Lillian Douglass Heeb, of Covina, Calif., 
writes that she and Ida Sisson Craver live 
quite near each other and enjoy their fre- 
quent get-togethers. Lela Goodall Thorn- 
burg '08 joins them when in California 
during the winter. 

1908 

Mrs. H. D. Thornburg 

(Lela Goodall), Secretary 

8545 West Knoll Dr, Los Angeles 46, Calif. 

In Memoriam: Bernardine Johnson Mon- 
aghan x-'08 of Omaha, Nebr., on August 
12, 1954, of heart disease. Mrs. Monaghan 
leaves two sons, John E., of St. Louis, and 
William G., of Omaha, and a daughter, 
Mary Jane, of Omaha. 

Other News: Irene Meyer Sunberg writes, 
"Have seen Bess House MacMillan x-'08, 
who lives in St. Paul, and was at Lasell 
several times. 

"Heard from Gertrude Bragdon Edwards 
and she keeps very busy with her children 
and grandchildren. I have misplaced her 
last letter, but she has moved to another 
town in New Jersey." The Alumnae Office 
has: 97 Berkeley Ave., Bloomfield, N. J. 

1909 

Florence Swartwout Thomassen wrote 
the Alumnae Office of Louise Paisley's 
wish to thank her many classmates and 
friends who have remembered her with cards 
and notes during her illness. She loved 
being remembered by so many, and hopes 
someday she will have recovered sufficient- 
ly so she will be able to write to all who 



1910 

Mrs. George C. Dumas 

(Olive Bates), Secretary 

Box 216, Hanover, Mass. 

Reunion!! Saturday, June 11th, is the 
date to mark on your calendar. You'll be 
hearing more details about our plans later. 

In Memoriam: Florence Halberstadt Ellis 
x-'lO, on November 17, 1954, in Pottsville, 
Penn. 

Other News: The Class of 1910 extends 
sincerest sympathy to Julia Crafts Sheridan 
on the death of her mother on Novem- 
ber 18, 1954. 

Margherita Dike Hallberg is now living 
at 12 North Home Ave., Park Ridge, 111. 



1911 

Mrs. R. A. Clemen 

(Margaret Jones), Secretary 

26 Lilac Lane, Princeton, N. J. 

Alma Dumn DeLong writes, "As chair- 
man of our Dental Auxiliary Art Group, 
I've had a hard-working, interesting, en- 
joyable time. 

"We have written the scripts and made 
hand puppets, the shows being given in 
one-room country schools. We have 
signed up for forty-six during the year, 
and the children love it and are taught 
dental health. 

"It's a worthwhile project and I wish 
many more auxiliaries throughout our 
country would reach children in isolated 
rural areas who do not have the advantages 
that are available to cities." Alma is tin 
wife of Dr. Clarence S. DeLong (dentist!), 
45 North 11th St., Reading, Penn. 

Marion Ordway Corley's son, John, 
among other things, is conductor of the 
M.I.T. Concert Band — a group of 75 musi- 
cians. Under John's direction, the band 
gave a concert at Last II on December 3rd, 
which was an exceptional performance- of 

symphonic band music. Following the 

band program, a dance was given for the 

M.I.T. boys and Lasell students. This was 



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the third such concert in the past five 
years, and we hope it will become an an- 
nual affair. 



1912 

Mrs. J. Tracy Colby 

(Clara Parker), Secretary 

8 High St., Goffstown, N. H. 

In Memoriam: Esther Morey Hain of 
Clinton, Ind., suddenly on September 13th. 
She had had a virus infection which had 
kept her in bed for the weekend but had 
planned to go downstairs for dinner. Her 
younger daughter, who was there with her 
two-year-old and six-year-old baby, went 
out of the room for a few minutes, came 
back to find her mother gone. Esther's 
older daughter has two little boys. 

Other News: Charlotte Lesh Coats and 
her husband have moved to a new, one- 
level house which she is enjoying a great 
deal. Her new address is: Mrs. Roy 
Coats, 7210 Washington Blvd., Indianap- 
olis, Ind. 

My husband and I have been home for 
a week after being in Detroit to see our 
oldest son and his family, who live in 
Grosse Pointe. While there we were de- 
lighted to find that Mary Starr Utter Max- 
son was in Birmingham visiting Florence 
Jones Allen. Florence invited us out for 
dinner one evening, including our son, 
Parker and his wife, Eleanor; also Max 
and Nancy, Mary Starr's son and Flor- 
ence's daughter who were married a year 
ago last May. In the evening Edessa 
Warner Slocum x-'13 and her husband 
came in, had a real reunion. 

On our way home we stopped in Albany, 
N. Y., where at a meeting of the New Eng- 
land Women I had a good visit with 
Grace Douglass Schindler x-'12 and Ange- 
line Emery MacCulloch '14. 

Of course I see Ruth Bachelder Lus- 
combe often. 

This summer Dr. and Mildred Hall 
Leber visited us at Rye, N. H., as they do 
nearly every year. 

A friend here who used to live in West- 
field, Mass., gave me the sad news of Grace 
Alexander Van Deusen. She has been con- 
fined to a hospital in Northampton, Mass., 
for two years. A daughter who lives in 
California visited her this past summer. 

Jane Parsons Westervelt, of Umatilla, 
Fla., writes the following: "Last summer 
I spent a vacation in Pennsylvania and 
while there went to Tuckahoe, N. Y., for 
a week-end with my former roommate, 
Ruth Risser Blackwell. She has a very 



attractive home, the grounds having been 
landscaped by her son, Gordon. She had 
invited Rosalthe Williams Picard to join 
us and we were sorry she was unable to do 
so. I had not seen Ruth since we journeyed 
to Lasell two years ago for our 40th re- 
union. What a wonderful memory that is 
for all who were present! After the re- 
union Ruth and I visited Rosalthe for a 
few days. The following winter Rosalthe 
and her husband spent in St. Petersburg 
and visited us for a short time before re- 
turning North. 

"We would be delighted to see any of 
our Lasell friends who come to Florida. 
We live at Umatilla, fifty-five miles from 
Dayton and forty miles north of Orlando. 
Our son, John, is to be married at Christ- 
mastime to a very nice Florida girl. He is 
a Junior at Stetson University at Deland 
and the bride-elect has a position in 
Eustis." 

Alice Boggs Weidman x-'12 (Mrs. C. B.) 
has moved to 15 Black Horse Lane, Lima, 
Penn. 

1913 



Mrs. A. L. Stirn 

(Mary Fenno), Secretary 

45 East Loop Rd., Dongan Hills 

Staten Island 4, N. Y. 



1914 

Mrs. R. R. Jenks 

(Ruth Thresher), Secretary 

200 Sand Hill Cove Rd., Narragansett, R. I. 

Ruth Adt Stephenson x-14 (Mrs. Charles 
I.), Box 3004, Westville Station, New 
Haven 15, Conn., wrote after visiting Lasell 
on June Fete day: "There are such changes 
at Lasell that I don't know how to get 
around anymore. 

"This year being our fortieth, I planned 
my usual trek to Auburndale to include 
one look at Lasell. I attended the dance 
at the athletic field and thoroughly en- 
joyed it. Looked over all the old, gray- 
haired women for someone I knew, in vain. 
Then I inquired at the Registration Office 
and found I was celebrating alone. What 
are we waiting for? Sorry not to have 
any news for you. 

"I've seen Frances Johnsen Edwards 
'15 a few times these last five years and 
have thoroughly enjoyed our too brief 
visits." 

It is too bad Mrs. Stephenson couldn't 
stay for Alumnae Day, as four of her 
classmates were here for their fortieth re- 



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union. Note the picture on page 30 of 
the November Leaves. 



1915 

Mrs. H. B. Collins 
(Nell Woodward), Secretary 
54 Lincoln St., Manchester, Mass. 

Reunion!! Saturday, June 11th, is the date 
to maiK on your calendar. You 11 be 
hearing more details about our plans later. 

Other News: The Class of 1915 extends 
oeepest sympathy to Gladys Goodman 
Mini x-'15, whose mother died on Novem- 
ber 1st. 

Madeline Farmer Ryder x-'15 and 
Paul chose New Hampshire School, New 
Hampton, N. H., for son "Cappy's" 
first venture away from home. He reports 
it fine in every way — except in coming 
anywhere near Mother's cooking! Pris- 
cilla Alden Wolfe '19 has, as you d expect, 
already been a "friendly neighbor" up there 
for "Cappy." Madeline's daughter, Pau- 
line, continues to take in as many Lasell 
activities as possible with her mother — 
as well as keeping up her excellent school 
grades (with Lasell as her goal). Made- 
line has 23 in her Girl Scout Troop and 
still maintains an active interest in D.A.R., 
C.A.R., Boston Lasell Club and alumnae 
work — besides being one of Lasell's best 
cooks and seamstresses. The family had 
their usual business vs. pleasure trip to 
Nova Scotia this summer — returning, car 
and all, by boat. They still had many 
pleasant week-ends left in which to enjoy 
their Duxbury place (where, Madeline 
writes, they suffered little hurricane dam- 
age). 

In November Evelyn Hauser Allen x-T5 
wrote, "Have just flown (in less than 24 
hours) from London, after visiting my new- 
grandson, son of my daughter, in Madrid, 
Spain." Evelyn's address is: 45 Drake 
St., Newport Beach, Calif. 

Clara Paton Suhlke wrote that her room- 
mate, Ada Patterson, paid a surprise call 
on her last October — hadn't seen her since 
they graduated. She says it was a happy 
reunion indeed. 

Evelina Perkins was able to get down 
from Maine for the October Trustee-Cor- 
poration meeting at Lasell. She reports that 
their summer was very cool — but not too 
cool for her bird and animal friends that 
live in their yard which, she says, is just as 
nature planted it. Her 9H- and 96-year-old 
father and mother are amazingly active. 
Her Navy brother and his wife paid them 
a welcome visit during the summer and 
are, Perky says, a source of help and com- 
fort always. 



Word comes from Pauline Rowland 
Lane x-T5, who is at Hokkaido University 
in Sapporo, Japan, that her eldest daughter, 
Wilmine Lane Humphreys (W.P. '33-'36, 
H.S. '36-'38) has joined her Navy chaplain 
husband in Japan with their two children. 
Her other two daughters, Marjorie Lane 
Kline and Janet Lane Davila, who also at- 
tended Lasell, are both living in San Fran- 
cisco. 

1916 

Mrs. R. M. Kimball 

( Mabel Straker ) , Secretary 

79 Carpenter St., Foxboro, Mass. 

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Carter Prescott 
x-'16 ; of Reading, Mass. She is survived 
by her husband, Mr. Lincoln T. Prescott. 

Other News: Wilda Berkey Cartland 
writes, "On September 4th our son, Jack, 
was married at two o'clock in the Trinity 
Episcopal Church, to Joan Fischer, daugh- 
ter of Rev. and Mrs. Vincent Fischer, of 
Claremont, N. H. Rt. Rev. Charles F. Hall, 
Bishop of New Hampshire, officiated. 

Dot Brate McPherrin is one of my good 
helpers sending me from time to time a 
little item that she knows would be of 
interest in the Leaves. In the spring her 
daughter, Jean, and her husband and two 
babies went back to Norfolk to visit Dot 
and to attend a wedding of one of Jean's 
friends. Dot Crane Crowe's daughter also 
visited in Norfolk at the same time to at- 
tend the same wedding as the bride had 
been a roommate of hers at college. My 
daughter Abigail's name was still listed 
in the Norfolk telephone directory so 
Dot tried to get in touch with her so she 
could have the three daughters meet. At 
that time Abigail had come back home 
to be with us while her husband made his 
second trip around the world. In August 
she went back to Norfolk to meet him 
when his ship came into port and she saw 
Dot, who helped her find an apartment 
for the ten days she was to be there and 
who loaned her a fan for the August 
weather. After ten days Chuck was re- 
lieved from active duty and at this will- 
ing the much-separated young couple are 
having a three-months' European trip and 
in February Chuck will go back to Whar- 
ton at the University of Pennsylvania where 
he has one more year of graduate work. 
Dot was expecting a visit from Dot Crane 
Crowe in September. I hope it materi- 
alized. 

Rose Baer Trexler x-'16 moved from 
Washington last December after her hus- 
band retired from the Post Office Depart- 
ment. They moved back to their old home 



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town and the address is 158 Eleventh St.. 
Ebberts Park, Lehighton, Penn. 

In July, Marian Beach Barlow and Peg 
Bradley Reed went to Bronxville to Adol- 
phia Garnsey Ettinger's and had lunch with 
her. 

In August Marian and Marion Griffin 
Wolcott visited me at Harwich Port. I 
had hoped to have a larger 1916 reunion 
but I did not have any answers from the 
invitation that I put in the Leaves last year. 
Again I'll say that I hope to have a get- 
together next summer and, if you are in- 
terested, let me know and when a date 
is set I will contact you as to the time. 
If Mid Strain Nutter again plans a Lasell 
Cook-out at her summer place, I shall try 
to have the 19l6ers at my place at the same 
time so we can go to the Cook-out. This 
summer the two Marions and I picked up 
Gertrude Allen '17 in Hyannis and went up 
to Mid's at Pocasset for the day. The ac- 
count of the day was given in the last 
Leaves. Two days later while the girls were 
still visiting me we had a call from Hyan- 
nis and it was Kathryn Chase Heene. We 
went over and had tea with Katy. Her two 
granddaughters served us our tea and her 
daughter, Nancy, and her two sons were 
also there. Her new address is: 3626 
Sutherland Rd., Shaker Heights, O. 

A note to Marion Griffin Wolcott from 
Gertrude Dana Gordon says, "I am well, 
and so are my husband and two married 
daughters with their four children. I 
haven't done anything spectacular, but 
seem to be kept busy, now especially help- 
ing with the grandchildren and trying to 
slow up a bit with age creeping up. I 
have also had a sick mother to be with, 
but unfortunately lost her four months 
ago." Gertrude's address is 250 Dean Rd., 
Brookline, Mass. 

When we last heard from Orissa M. 
Attwill she was on vacation from her work 
at the hospital in Marblehead. She ex- 
pected to return to her work the first of 
October. 

Charlotte Whiting Clark's address is now 
94 Holmes Ave., Darien, Conn. 



1917 



Mrs. H. M. Brennan 

(Jessie Shepherd), Secretary 

160 East 48th St., New York, N. Y. 

Helen Bauman Routier wrote to Mildred 
Strain Nutter in November "I am on my 
way to spend the holidays with my son, 
(in Salisbury, N. Car.) stopped to see my 
sister on the way. ... I stopped to see 
Virginia Anderson Swanson in San Jose 



last winter. I would have known her even 
after all this time." 

Phoebe Haskell Ober x-'17 started off 
in September with a friend to fly to Hawaii 
with a few days' stop-over in San Fran- 
cisco — where she'd thoughtfully planned 
to have Phyllis Rafferty Shoemaker '22 
come up to the hotel for a visit from her 
parents' ranch down in Watsonville. Luck- 
ily, they did get that visit in — but, unfor- 
tunately, Phoebe had an upset afterwards 
which made it seem advisable to gi\e up 
the trip to the Islands. 

Margaret Powell Weaver x-'17 wrote the 
Alumnae Office in November, "Miss Mary 
Lulie Hogg '88, my aunt, will be with me 
for the holiday season. She is eighty-nine 
years young, still very active and interested 
in world affairs in spite of failing vision. 

"I send greetings and best wishes to 
Lasell and all my Lasell friends." 

Helen Saunders writes that Edith Hol- 
man Dolliver x-'17 is president of her 
P. E. O. chapter in Long Beach and was a 
delegate to the California State Convention 
of P. E. O. in the spring; also Dorothy 
Stewart Allen has been very interested in 
crafts and is now president of the Crafts 
Society of the State of Vermont. 



1918 

Mrs. R. Willard McCormick 

(Barbara McLellan), Secretary 

9 Chamblet St., Dorchester 22, Mass. 

The Class of 1918 extends deepest sym- 
pathy to Leontine Goodman Thalheimer 
whose mother died on November 1st. 

Lois Nichols Arnold (Mrs. E. Vaughn) 
has moved to the Old Pine Shop, Henniker, 
N. H. 

Hulda G. Halley's permanent address is: 
240 Cortland Ave., Winter Park, Fla. 



1919 

Mercie V. Nichols, Secretary 
59 Ripley Rd., Cohasset, Mass. 

Helen Moss Post (Mrs. James V. B.) 
writes, "It is wonderful to be a part of 
Lasell. I am proud of what it is doing. 

"I have little news, am still here in Glen 
Ridge with my husband. Our only child, 
a son, graduated last June from Bucknell 
University in Pennsylvania. He is now a 
2nd Lieutenant in the Army and will go to 
Ft. Monmouth, N. J., November 30th in 
the Signal Corps for two years. As long 
as there is peace it is not so bad." 



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1920 



Mrs. S. S. Cline 

(Eleanor Thompson), Secretary 

Amenia, N. Y. 



Reunion! Saturday, June 11th, is the date 
to mark on your calendar. You'll be hear- 
ing more details about our plans later. 



1921 

Mrs. Richard F. Bryant 

(Doris Bissett), Secretary 

130 Reservoir Rd., Wollaston 70, Mass. 

In Memoriam: Katherine C. Tufts x-'21, on 
November 18, 1954, in Mechanic Falls, 
Me., after a long illness. She had served as 
a lieutenant in the WACs during World 
War II and worked hard for her Church 
and Legion Post. 

Other News: Marian Bliven writes: "It 
is lucky this (class agent's letter) came to- 
day, Mac and I leave tomorrow for a month 
in Honolulu.'' The trip sounds wonderful, 
Marian ! 

A note from Helen Conger to Helen 
Beede in January, 1954 says that she used 
to be head of clinics and social service at 
the Butterworth Hospital. Her father 
died June 24, 1952, after nearly a year of 
illness, and she resigned her position at the 
hospital to take care of personal business 
and because she needed a rest due to her 
heart condition. The previous summer she 
spent two months in the West at Los An- 
geles, Grand Canyon, Santa Fe, Denver 
and ended up in a cabin 12 miles south of 
Estes Park. "There I had a grand time, 
fishing, reading, and doing a little moun- 
tain climbing on the easier mountains. 
This year I feel very civilized as I had a 
gas stove to cook on instead of my old 
friend (and enemy) a wood-coal range. 
This winter (1954) I haven't been away 
but next year (1955) plan to spend some 
time in England, Scotland and Ireland." 
Helen's address is now: Oakwood Manor, 
547 Cherry St., S. E., Grand Rapids, Mich. 

Also in a note to Helen Beede, Janet 
Hannah Gibbs tells us that ever since the 
reunion in 1951, she has been stricken with 
arthritis in her legs, arms and hands. She 
was hospitalized in '52 to determine what 
the effects of cortisone would be, and has 
tried some other "newly-found wonder 
drug," but they did not help her. Conse- 
quently she has not been able to work at 
all since 1951. Janet says, "What a feeling 



of nostalgia sweeps over me as I now recall 
the many happy memories of the days of 
'21. It was like a spring tonic to see you 
and the rest of our class who were able to 
be together at Lasell in '51. Hope we can 
all be together somehow in '56." Janet's 
address is: 33 Pearl St., Fitchburg, Mass. 

Jeanne Hyde Allen's present address is: 
Box 13, Dana Point, Calif. She writes that 
this is rather temporary but mail will reach 
her there anytime during the winter months. 
Next year they are planning on moving 
to the State of Washington. 

Helen G. Jacobs writes that she is very, 
very busy. The hospital (Sturdy Memo- 
rial in Attleboro, Mass.) is building a new 
kitchen, dining room and snack bar at a 
cost of $250,000. In October she was to 
go to Philadelphia for the American Die- 
tetic Convention, where she was in hopes 
of seeing some of her old friends. She 
recently spoke before a local P.T.A. meet- 
ing. We understand what she means when 
she says, "I do not have a dull moment." 

Evelina E. Perkins writes of how nice it 
was to see the girls who attended the 
Trustees' meeting and dinner, and how 
pleased she was to be able to get to the 
cornerstone laying and see the progress 
on the building. 



1922 

Mrs. George S. Harris 

(Marjorie Lovering), Secretary 

3 Lovering Rd., West Medford 55, Mass. 

Mrs. A. B. Shoemaker 

(Phyllis Rafferty), Assistant 

315 San Juan Rd., Watsonville, Calif. 

Married: Dorothy Smith McFarland to 
Christopher Stefanides. They are making 
their home at 361 Lakeview Ave., S. E., 
St. Petersburg, Fla. 

Other News: In October Helen Adams 
Cullen's son, Frank Adams Cullen, who is 
a lieutenant j. g. in the U. S. Navy, was 
married to Anne Phillips House, in Bal- 
timore, Md. 

The son of Zylpha Ames Goodhue x-'22, 
Peter Ames Goodhue, received his bacheloi 
of arts degree at the L33rd Amherst Col- 
lege commencement. Peter is planning to 
be a doctor. 

Bud Birdsall Lutze wrote from their 
lovely lake-side home at Wmnc pesaukee, 
N. H., in August that it had been a rainy, 
windy summer, but good for relaxing. Six. 
had no news of Lasellites except a letter 

from Betty Tarr Benton saying how much 
better she was feeling. Daughter Mary 



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Elizabeth was attending summer school 
so as to complete her college work in 
February (three and a half years!). 

Kinks Hemingway Killam and older 
daughter, Caroline, treated Phyllis Raf- 
ferty Shoemaker to a real thrill last July 
with a telephone call from Yellowstone 
Park. That was the nearest point to Cali- 
fornia they were touching on a grand 
"Parks" tour. Eldest son, Mallory, and 
youngest, Charles, Jr., were holding down 
the farm — and, no doubt, their younger 
sister, Betty ! Latest report of Kinks was 
of her attending the Trustee-Corporation 
meeting in October — "looking wonder- 
ful," we're told. 

Marjorie Gifford Grimm (Mrs. George 
W., Jr.) has moved to 335 Wall St., West 
Long Branch, N. J. 

Jo Holbrook Metzger reports that they 
were lucky to suffer little damage from 
either "Carol" or "Edna" hurricanes at 
home or at their Ocean City place. Since 
then, Jo has been up to her ears in hospi- 
tal work, Church Circle bazaar, sewing 
Christmas things for her grandchildren, 
and the Philadelphia-North Jersey Lasell 
Club. 

Margo Lovering Harris's daughter, Ann, 
now a Lasell senior, hasn't lost an ounce 
of her enthusiasm for our Alma Mater. 
Her first year was "everything I expected, 
plus" and, as a working girl this summer, 
she couldn't wait till Lasell opened! All 
her '22 "relatives" will be proud to hear 
that she made Dean's List the last quarter. 
She thoroughly enjoyed Orphean under 
"wonderful Mr. Dunham" and thought 
May Cotillion was the prettiest Prom of 
all. Margo sent a very interesting little 
booklet, "The Ivy League Week-Ender" 
put out by Amherst Journal Press, and 
there was Lasell in company with all the 
big-name colleges and, of course, junior 
colleges. Old Lasell is surely growing up 
— and in the right circles ! 

The grand surprise visit of Mildred 
Melgaard Reese and her husband, Crad, 
to Rancho Rafferty on their way home from 
a rest at Lake Tahoe came in July after 
the deadline on the last issue of the 
Leaves. That was a real thrill, the second 
classmate and husband to stop to see Phyl- 
lis and "Medico" since their arrival in Cali- 
fornia. She should really try to make our 
next reunion, to share with us all her 
secrets for stalling off the years! She and 
Crad were much interested, then, in the 
budding political career of their older son, 
Tom (head of a Los Angeles export firm). 
He was running for Assemblyman of the 
59th district. Tom won — and will be the 
youngest legislator! 

An interesting side-light on this de- 



voted family is the fact that, while Mil- 
dred and Crad are Republicans, both sons 
are Democrats ! Younger son, John, a 
senior in college, is majoring in Interna- 
tional Relations, with a special interest in 
South America. 

Lucile Pfeifer Rosenfield writes that she 
has a granddaughter, Meril Lee Joseph, 
who will be two years old in November. 

Phyllis Rafferty Shoemaker reports that 
her trippings have been somewhat curtailed 
the past few months, but she did have a 
beauty-filled trip to Lake Tahoe very early 
in the summer (it reminded her a bit 
of Winnepesaukee except that there were 
snow-capped mountains rimming arid re- 
flected in the unbelievably blue waters of 
Tahoe). There was truly a "picture around 
every curve." On the wav up she stooped 
for a few hours at the interesting ghost- 
city, Virginia City, like stepping quickly 
back into yesterday to wander through 
the old stores, dance halls, "Opry" House, 
etc., and difficult to believe it had been 
the thriving place it was when the mines 
were operating. Of course, a stop-over in 
fabulous Reno couldn't be passed up — 
the place where so-called "Lady Luck" 
lures so many thousands (and keeps so 
many thousands — $$$), with its clanging 
"forests" of slot machines in every hotel 
lobby as well as in their own "houses." 

Added to Mildred's visit in July was the 
stop-over, in San Francisco, of Phoebe 
Haskell Ober x-'17, from Miami Springs, 
Fla. She and a friend were en route to 
Hawaii by air, but planned a few days in 
San Francisco on their way across in Sep- 
tember. Unfortunately, Phoebe had an up- 
set at the hotel which made it seem wiser 
not to continue on to the Islands, but she 
and Phyllis had their visit first and got 
caught up on Lasell news. 

Lasell and other friends continue to 
write, call and stop by, so "Medico" and 
Phyllis have never had a chance to feel 
"left out" of the life they left behind them 
and will be ready to step right back into 
it some day! 

The last of the lettuce around Watson- 
ville has just been shipped back to all you 
East Coast friends, the last of the carrots 
on the Rafferty Ranch were bought up by 
the A. & P. two days ago, but there are 
still fields of them and many other vegeta- 
bles like snowy white cauliflower, broccoli, 
cabbage and lovely celery yet to be har- 
vested. The rains have come, and so the 
surrounding hills are now a soft green and 
the flowers and bushes have taken a new 
lease on life. A thin covering of ice in the 
bird-bath yesterday almost made local head- 
lines, but by noon even a sweater was too 
warm if one was out in the sun. That Phyl- 



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Ruth Hopkins Spooner '23 and Warren 
in Saddle River, N. J. 

lis likes — but not the distance between 
California and all her friends. 

Louise Stevens Prince has moved to 419 
Broadway, South Portland, Me. 

Theresa Thompson Osborne and daugh- 
ter, Anne, had a grand trip to Williams- 
burg just before Anne started in on her 
first job — complete charge of 12 Cerebral 
Palsied children at an Orthopedic Hospital 
and Rehabilitation Center for Children 
(actually a research project in the field 
Anne wants to specialize in). Theresa is 
now to be president of their Church Guild 
and Women's Auxiliary for next year. 
Then, when the Northern New Jersey La- 
sell Club became on independent club, 
Theresa was made Secretary — smart club ! 
They meet every other month at various 
homes. Her beloved grandchild, Ginny, 
is by no means forgotten. Theresa wrote 
that she stole the show at the family's 
Father's Day celebration. 

Theresa's conscientious efforts as our 
Class Agent were rewarded by two more 
Contributors (an increase of two per cent 
over last year). Any increase is to the good. 
But — when '22 has been "Tops" so long, 
it would be exciting for '22 to rate the 
"Honorable Mention" list (those with 50 
per cent or over contributing — only ONE 
per cent more needed!), even though we 
can't "top" good ol' "1910". Come on — 
let's TRY! (Of course this magazine only 
goes to those who have contributed, so you 
help us get after "the others.") 

A note from Mary Lou Weymouth 
Thompson tells how happy she is that her 
daughter, Sally, is in the freshman class at 
Lasell. Sally loves it ! 



1923 

Adrienne E. Smith, Secretary 
19 Owatonna St., Auburndale, Mass. 

Mrs. W. N. Smith 

(Antoinette Meritt), Assistant 

15 Miles Dr., Quincy, Mass. 

Anne Daugherty Slater made one of her 
infrequent visits to Boston last June and 
was the guest of Toni Meritt Smith for a 
week. They spent one afternoon at Lasell, 
visiting the Alumnae Office and inspecting 
the living-room furnishings of Conn 
House which were given in memory of 
"Tish" Carter Speck, a devoted friend of 
Anne's. They also toured Woodland which 
has been built since Anne was last here. 

After leaving Boston, Anne spent a week 
with Mary Ehrhart Goldsmith '24 in Wil- 
mington, Del., after which Anne and her 
husband Bob, who had been attending a 
banking seminar at Rutgers University, 
visited for several days with Jean Merrick 
Moss in Elizabeth, N. J. Jean gave a din- 
ner party and the other guests were Ar- 
line Allsopp DeHart and Marianne Miller 
Byram and her husband, John. After re- 
turning home Anne reported that her trip 
could not have been better. 

Laurestein Foster Knight x-'23 (Mrs. 
Frank P., Jr.) has moved to 3426 East 
Hawthorne, Tucson, Ariz. 

Ruth Hopkins Spooner is Publicity 
Chairman for the Mt. Holyoke Club of 
New York, and worked hard on their 
Church Fair in November on both the 
sewing and publicity. Warren's hard work 
on their campaign for funds for their 
parish resulted in their topping the quota. 
Ruth wonders how anyone has time to be 
bored with all there is to do in Garden 
and Women's Clubs as well as the above 
activities in addition to one's home. She 
writes, "Theresa Thompson Osborne '22, 
her husband Donald, Warren and I enjoyed 
a weekend trip to Lancaster, Penn., re- 
cently. We found this Pennsylvania Dutch 
region very interesting." 

Marjorie Lowell Weeks writes that they 
are still enjoying life in Kentucky and keep 
very busy. Their daughter, Janet, was 
married in September and is now living 
in Texas. She sends best wishes to ,m\ of 
her friends who may remember her and 
hopes that Lasell continues its good work. 

Toni Meritt Smith and Wilder had a 
chance to really "test" their lovely new 
home when "Carol" blew in and left them 
with no lights, stove or refrigeration for 
36 hours ami house guest to share their 

plight. They managed, and the only loss 



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was a few shingles off the roof! Toni and 
her Trustee husband were among those 
attending what she described as the sim- 
ple, dignified ceremonies in the laying of 
the cornerstone for Lasell's next new build- 
ing. Among the items deposited in the 
cornerstone, Toni placed her Alumnae 
Treasurer's report, including the unbeliev- 
able amount turned over to Lasell by the 
alumnae since Mr. Wass became President 
in 1947 of $54,618.00! It must have been 
with understandable pride that Toni did 
this, for she has been a most efficient, 
conscientious and hard-working Treasurer 
for about 15 years. Only those of us who 
have been on the Board as long as she 
would realize the hours she put into the 
work. A sincere vote of thanks is due Toni. 

Mercedes Rendell Freeman, John, and 
older daughter, Joan, are reported in the 
decorating business — completely "doing 
over" their kitchen ! Younger daughter, 
Helen, married last June, has continued 
her studies at New Paltz Teachers College 
as her Army husband, Charlie Karsten, 
has been sent overseas. 

Betty Neal Birch writes that she is the 
proud grandmother of a baby girl, Lynne 
Dorley. 



1924 

Mrs. E. C. M. Stahl 
(Edith Clendenin), Secretary 
2 Lawrence Dr., No. White Plains, N. Y 

Helen B. Perry, Assistant 
172 Porter St., Melrose 76, Mass. 

Married: Helen Earl Hodgdon x-'24 to 
Charles Flint Potter on November 10, 
1954, in Camden, Me. Helen has two sons, 
one of whom has recently become engaged, 
the other is attending the College of Op- 
tometry in Boston. Mr. Potter has one son 
who is in the U. S. Army. 

Other News: An item on the sports page 
of The New Hampshire Sunday News on 
August 15, 1954, was headed, "Frances 
Badger Romps. Port City Girl Tops Jean 
Kidd for Golf Crown." The following 
excerpts from the article will interest 
'24ers: "Frances Badger of Portsmouth 
won her second straight Granite State 
Women's Golf tournament championship 
yesterday by defeating Joan Kidd of the 
Manchester Country Club, 6 and 5, in the 
finals at the Derryfield Country Club. 
Deadly accurate chipping, plus a steady 
tee and fairway game, gave her the vic- 
tory . . . Miss Badger, a weekend golfer 
who works as a medical social worker for 




Frances Badger '24 (Phys. Ed. Instr. 
'27-'32) being congratulated by Mrs. 
Joan Kidd. (Photo by Ed DeFlumere 
for The New Hampshire Sunday 
News). 

the State Health Department, awed the 
gallery with her 'educated' spoon and short 
iron shots . . . The match went 13 holes, 
with Miss Badger sinking a 10-foot putt 
to clinch her second straight victory. Miss 
Badger's outstanding chip shots thrilled 
the crowd in the match that closed out the 
five-day tournament." Our congratulations 
to you, Fran ! 

Dorothy Ballou Collier took time out of 
her busy life to write us the following 
news: "Last spring Mr. Collier and I en- 
joyed a six-week motor trip to Florida 
where we visited some of his M.I.T. class- 
mates and relatives living in Ft. Lauder- 
dale, Key West, Clearwater and Spartan- 
burg, S. Car. 

"We have just returned from a two- 
weeks' trip to Montreal and the 
Laurentians. 

"I am starting my third term as Chairman 
of the North Shore Lasell Club. We have 
a very enthusiastic group and meet every 
other month. 

"Am the President of Women's Auxiliary 
of the Lynn Hospital which keeps me 
rather busy. This group is undertaking 
three major projects this year. In Novem- 
ber as General Chairman, we are sponsor- 
ing the Fourth Annual Barbershop 
Quartette Concert; a Fashion show is 
planned for April and in May is our 
annual Bridge Party. 

"My husband is the author of a Family 
Genealogy called 'A Family Sketch' which 
he had privately printed for his relatives. 
I helped with the research and typed the 
manuscript for the printer. We have dis- 
tributed about 115 copies and about five 
libraries throughout the U. S. have re- 
quested a copy." 



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Dorothy Barnard's Quota Club activities 
(as an officer now) plus contacts with 
sister Marjorie and her family keep her 
out-of-work hours busy ones. She is one 
of the most generous of letter-writers, too, 
as all her friends will testify. She is giving 
the Christmas Party for those in her de- 
partment at the Cafeteria. Anyone who 
has ever sampled Dorothy's super cooking 
knows the treat that's in store for them. 

Bertha Krakauer Ryan (Mrs. Edwin J.) 
is now living in Haiti. Her address is: 
c/o Reynolds Mining Corp., Miragoane. 

Hurricane "Edna" literally blew away 
Helen Perry's plans to fly to New York to 
her niece Janet's wedding. The wedding 
went on, however, as it cleared beautifully 
in New York. Helen's mother is not too 
well, but still ready for her daily drive 
with Helen. 

In November a note came from Margaret 
Robinson Forman saying that she expects 
"to take some courses toward a degree 
and New Jersey teaching certificate in 
music at Rutgers in the spring." She is 
teaching piano privately and music in the 
schools as a substitute. "I believe my suc- 
cess may be attributed to my wonderful 
teacher and friend I had at Lasell — Mrs. 
Anna Lothian. Could she still be with us? 
Some day I hope to visit Lasell and that 
will be a happy day for me as two of my 
happiest years were spent there . . . My 
son, now 21, is in his third year as Naval 
Airman and is stationed in Europe this 
winter aboard the U.S.S. Lake Champlain. 
I live alone here, Wayside Farm, (R. D. 1, 
Freehold, N. J.) with my animal pets." 

Helen W. Robson has a new address: 507 
S. 42nd St., Philadelphia 4, Penn. She 
writes, "I have moved to a new apartment 
and am living alone now. Furnishing an 
apartment is a great deal of fun. I am 
kept very busy getting things in order but 
I really enjoy it and feel like a different 
person." 



1925 

Estelle L. Jenney, Secretary 
10 Dana St., Cambridge, Mass. 

Mrs. H. B. Hills 

(Martha Wilcox), Assistant 

12 Bertrand Rd., Auburndale, Mass. 

Reunion!! Saturday, June 11th, is the date- 
to mark on your calendar. You'll be hear- 
ing more details about our plans later. 

Other News: Dorothy Cook Reynal and 
her daughter came to Lasell in October for 
a visit. 



Ruth Mayes Longmire, whose address is 
4604 Crossover Lane, Memphis, Tenn., 
writes, "We enjoy Memphis, having moved 
here two years ago. My boy, Gordon, is 
14 years old now and is growing fast. 
Hope to see you in '55." 

Helen Black Sprague's daughter, Sally, 
was married to Richard Marvin, a lieuten- 
ant in the Marine Corps, in September. 

Claire Stritzinger Daller x-'25 writes, 
"My life has become more complicated 
these last few years than ever. However, I 
love what I am doing. As I had written, 
my husband died six years ago and I went 
back to teaching. At the present time I am 
teaching first grade in the Upper Merion 
School District. 

"My daughter, Lieutenant Marlee Claire 
Daller, was married August 27th to Lowell 
Arthur Chase. The wedding took place in 
a small Methodist Church in Augusta, Ga. 
My son gave his sister away ... I am hav- 
ing an 'At Home' December 26th in Nor- 
ristown, Pa., to meet Marlee and her hus- 
band. He is a graduate of the University 
of New -York at Oneonta, N. Y. Marlee 
attended Swarthmore College and is gradu- 
ated from the University of Pennsylvania 
as an Occupational Therapist. They are 
both in the service stationed in Camp Gor- 
don, Ga. 

"So you can see my summer was also 
rather full. At the present time I am presi- 
dent of the Women's Faculty Club at 
school. Last week I gave a book review on 
Fulton Oursler's "Why I Know There is a 
God.' All in all I do keep busy but I love 
every minute." Claire's address is: 1718 
Williams Way, Norristown, Penn. 

A nice note from Martha Wilcox Hills 
says in part, "I presume more of us '25ers 
will get together for our 30th! I just can't 
realize 'twas so long ago and here I am 
right in Lasell's back yard and have not 
even been in that new dormitory. My 
younger boy (10) is quite friendly with the 
girls going to and from school. He did 
well last year. The one he picked last 
year (to be the most friendly with) turned 
out to be the May Queen! There definitely 
is nothing bashful about him! 

"My older boy, Duncan, is a junior in 
Newton High and, having just turned 16, 
is most anxious to get his driver's license.. 
His father says he is not going to be a pe- 
destrian any sooner than lie can help! . . . 
Maybe next year I'll see you in Auburn- 
dale." 

New Address: Emily Case Guernsey x-'25 

(Mrs. James S.), Essex, N. Y. 



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1926 

Mrs. Elmer J. Bloom 
(Mariesta Howland), Secretary 
307 Crest wood Dr., Peoria, 111. 

The Class extends deepest sympathy to 
Babs Aspegren Engestrom x-'26 and Hazel 
Kramer O'Donnell. Babs' husband, Ed- 
ward, died early in the summer in Sweden 
while he and Babs were setting her Stock- 
holm villa to rights, having gone over for 
their customary two-year interval from 
their home in New York. Hazel's hus- 
band, Henry, passed away on November 
11th. Her address is: Ardmore St., Ham- 
den, Conn. 

Married: Ethel Moore to R. E. Kays. The 
Kays are living at: 14411 Rockdale, De- 
troit 23, Mich. 

Gertrude Smith x-'26 is now Mrs. An- 
dree, Box 27, Tenant's Harbor, Me. If 
anyone knows anything more about these 
happy events, please send the information 
to your class secretary or to the Alumnae 
Office. 

Well, Twenty-Sixers, you are certainly 
doing better! (Altho I'll bet that a spate 
of Christmas letters will come in which 
will be useful only for the May issue!) 

Shall I begin with the A's? Natalie Al- 
bury Boswell x-'26 writes that her 12-year- 
old Diana is at Miss Harris' Florida School 
in Miami. This is her third year there. 
Natalie's address is: Box 2, Nassau, N. P., 
Bahamas. 

Virginia Amos Farrington sent very joy- 
ful news in early summer when she for- 
warded an interesting newspaper picture 
and article re her tall and attractive 17- 
year-old son, Robert, Jr., with the heading, 
"CAP Cadet Wins Overseas Trip." Bob 
received the Civil Air Patrol award for 
best field cadet of the year and was one of 
four youngsters from New York State to 
be sent abroad with 50 other award win- 
ners over the nation for a five-week inspec- 
tion visit of European air bases, the entire 
journey by plane, and Bob assigned to a 
U. S. Air Force base in Spain. He returned 
with his mind made up to pursue a naval 
air career and after high school graduation 
will choose his academy. 

In October "A-Mouse" added: "Carolyn 
(Lasell '51) is fine — teaching again this 
year in kindergarten and kept busy too by 
admiring swains." But the happiness of 
this wonderful Farrington household was 
struck a sad blow in early November when 
Ginnie's husband, Bob, Sr., sustained a ter- 
rible injury while changing a tire on the 
Albany highway. A hit-and-run driver 
swerved into him and smashed his legs so 



badly that Bob must be in a chest-to-toe 
cast for a long time and will be invalided 
for months to come. Carolyn and Ginnie, 
however, write with their usual gallantry 
that they are so grateful that Bob will live, 
and that he is assured of complete recovery 
within a year. 

Margaret Anderson Gage covers the map 
so rapidly that one can hardly keep up with 
her! In August she wrote: "Our month's 
motor trip was perfect! We had three 
nights of entertainment in Portland and one 
in Seattle before reaching Victoria. We 
came back along the Hood Canal, and the 
ferry ride over to Astoria, Oregon, just at 
sunset was gorgeous. We had two days 
on the beach at Seaside and then at Lake 
Oswego occupied the charming guest house 
of friends for four days." As a contrast, 
Andy adds: "I canned fourteen quarts of 
dill pickles on the hottest days of the year 
(108 degrees) when I got home, and in the 
afternoon Dan and I decided suddenly to 
paint our bedroom walls!" In September, 
our Dynamo "Andy" announced: "We 
drove, during a visit to mother, down to 
Pomona and Upland to have lunch with 
Fran Vail Pollack (H. S. '24-'25). We also 
have installed Linda in Acalanes High 
School (she's four inches taller than I am!) 
and our even taller Steve is busily studying 
electronics and construction." Then in 
November, along comes a "pre-view" of 
Andy's Christmas card, which is the Gages' 
method of anouncing to all their friends 
that they will be "tramping the world 
over" again in February! The design, 
done by one of Professor Dan's students, 
is an amusing kaleido